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Deep Submergence Lab Vehicles & Projects

Deep Submergence Vehicles & Projects
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The Deep Submergence Laboratory’s (DSL) mission is to further human understanding of the deep-sea floor by developing systems for remote, unmanned exploration.  DSL engineers and scientists design and adapt state-of-the-art automatic control methodologies to specially designed remotely operated underwater vehicles  for survey, close-up observations and sample gathering in some of the most remote and extreme regions of the oceans.  Remotely operated and autonomous instrument packages are being designed for rapid, large-scale exploration.  The latest development is the hybrid remotely operated  / autonomous vehicle (HROV) Nereus which utilizes the combined technologies to explore depths to 11,000 meters.

DSL is the base for the remotely-operated vehicles and instruments ABE / Sentry, Jason/Medea, and the autonomous vehicles SeaBed, Jaguar, Puma and Nereus.

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