MiniROVER
  • Over 500 MiniROVER systems have been sold worldwide
  • Articulating arm and BlueView sonar optional
  • 80 lbs of forward thrust with two 1Hp horizontal thrusters
  • Lateral thrusters available
  • 180° for both cameras simultaneously
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MiniROVER Technical Specs

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Portable, Robust, Dependable

Our MiniROVER Remotely Operated Vehicle is Teledyne Benthos’ answer to our customers’ request for a more portable and powerful ROV system. Over 500 of Benthos’ ROV vehicles have been sold worldwide and this proud tradition continues with the newest ROV to bear the name. Our new MiniROVER is an extremely robust, highly portable system that allows the user to extend the operational envelope of their ROV projects and explore areas never before possible. At an in-air weight of 52 pounds, our MiniROVER is one man deployable and has built in connectivity for many optional sensors, including scanning sonars. This versatility allows our MiniROVER to be used for a wide array of applications. Features of this system:

  • Auto heading and depth.
  • 2 cameras in Lexan tube - a high resolution zoom color camera and a low-light black and white camera.
  • 90 degrees up / -90 degrees down camera tilt range.
  • 2 LED arrays - fully dimmable, externa to camera enclosure.
  • Heading and depth sensors.
  • Rugged frame constructed from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE).
  • 3 powerful, reliable, magnetically coupled DC brushless thrusters (lateral thruster is optional).
  • Lightweight and water resistant hand control box.
  • Built in I/O (RS-232, RS-485).
Specification Description
PERFORMANCE
  • Maneuverability: 3-axis translation and yaw rotation.
  • Horizontal Speed: 4 knots on surface with minimal tether deployed.
  • Operating Depth: 300 m (984 ft) of seawater.
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
  • Size: 29.8 cm (11.7 in) high x 40.6 cm (16.0 in) wide x 68.6 cm (27 in) long.
  • Weight: 23.5 kg (51.8 lbs) for standard 2-horizontal thruster configuration, excluding ballast & installed options.
THRUSTERS
  • Horizontal: Two 1 HP magnetically coupled brushless DC motors.
  • Forward Static Thrust: 18.1 kg (40 lbs) forward thrust per thruster.
  • Reverse Static Thrust: 10.4 kg (23 lb) per thruster.
  • Vertical: One 1/3 HP magnetically coupled brushless DC motor.
  • Forward Static Thrust: 8.2 kg (18 lbs) per thruster.
  • Reverse Static Thrust: 4.1 kg (9 lbs) per thruster.
  • Lateral (optional): One 1/3 HP magnetically coupled brushless DC motor.
  • Forward Static Thrust: 8.2 kg (18 lbs) per thruster.
  • Reverse Static Thrust: 4.1 kg (9 lbs) per thruster.
  • Propeller: Stainless steel.
  • Nozzle: Nylon Kort.
VIEWING SYSTEM
  • Camera 1: High-resolution color video, NTSC.
  • Resolution: 470 lines.
  • Sensitivity: 1.0 lux.
  • Tilt Mechanism: 180° for both cameras simultaneously.
  • Camera 2: High-resolution B/W video, NTSC.
  • Resolution: 600 lines.
  • Sensitivity: 0.003 lux.
  • Lights: Variable intensity LED arrays - 1 port & 1 starboard: external to camera enclosure.
OPTIONAL REAR FACING CAMERA
  • ​Camera Option A: High resolution color video, NTSC.
  • Resolution: 480 lines.
  • Sensitivity: 0.01 lux.
SENSORS
  • Pitch/Roll: ±20°, 0.2° resolution.
  • Heading: 0–360°, 1° resolution.
  • Depth: ±1° of operating depth.
SURFACE CONTROL UNIT & VEHICLE POWER SUPPLY: PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
  • Size: 37.1 cm (14.6 in) high x 56.2 cm (22.1 in) wide x 56.0 cm (22.0 in) long.
  • Weight: 41 kg (90 lb).
SURFACE CONTROL UNIT & VEHICLE POWER SUPPLY: ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Input Power: 100-130 VAC or 200-250 VAC, 47-63 Hz, auto-sensing, single phase, 3000 Watts, 5000 VA maximum, depending on installed options. Adjustable current limiting for use with small generators. Output Power: 150-300 VDC 12 Amps - isolated, regulated at vehicle.

  • Port and harbor security tasks.
  • Ship hull inspections.
  • Dam and tunnel inspections.
  • Under-ice surveys and operations.
  • Interior and exterior pipe inspections.
  • Inspection of nuclear reactor facilities.
  • FPSO mooring chain inspections.
  • Salvage operations.
  • Offshore structure surveys. Inspection of water tanks and systems.
  • Search and rescue (SAR) operations.
  • Police evidence search and recovery operations.
  • Real-time monitoring of marine construction operations.
  • Artificial reef monitoring operations.
  • Pipe and Cable tracking.
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