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Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc. announced at the Oceanology International 2016 event in London that they are introducing its newest underwater vehicle, the Phantom® FlyImager
This revolutionary underwater drone is a hybrid system, co-developed with EdgeTech, that allows the user to utilize a sophisticated side scan sonar system, the EdgeTech 4125, combined with the functionality of the powerful, versatile and rugged Phantom® T5 ROV underwater drone.
What makes this new system unique is that the side scan sonar system can be pulled behind a powered surface vessel as a towfish while scanning using "wings" that provide stability and constant depth control. This side scan system provides long range acoustic imaging in the water column to find targets. Once the target is identified, the "wings" are retracted and the underwater drone is converted from a towfish to a free flying ROV for close up optical imaging of the target.
The Phantom® FlyImager hybrid drone is designed to be converted to an ROV from a side scan system and take immediate action based on real-time data retrieved and analyzed from the side scan sonar. This utilizes a single deployed vessel, thereby eliminating the need to deploy a passive side scan sonar unit and separate ROV.
Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc. is an established world leader in the design, manufacture, service and support of high performance, rugged, and reliable underwater ROV robotic drones and USV surface robotic drones. This technology is utilized in a variety of underwater and water surface applications including industrial, military, oil & gas, inspection, security, oceanography and cinematography. For further information, please call 408-436-1102.