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REMUS hull inspection vehicle

A Hull of a REMUS

Senior engineer Ben Allen recently tested a specially equipped REMUS 100 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) in the test pool at the Rinehart Coastal Research Center. This particular vehicle is designed to hover and has an integrated, 16-channel acoustic sensor used to detect and map the hull of a ship or, in this case, the sides of the tank. Ben's were the first test of the vehicle in preparation for field testing in open water later this year.

(Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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