Saturday, January 26, 2019

ROV Test at Mission Bay, San Diego

Last week I attended a science teacher conference. While there, I was able to test the ROV several times in the bay. A problem experienced was how murky the east bay was. The ROV went as deep as 10 according to the sonar buoy I deployed. The ROVs inability to surface when it went below 5 feet indicates it's time to switch the buoyancy method from compressible fism to incompressible air tanks.

Here are some data and images collected.

Near the dock and not very deep

The ROV made several excursions during this test. Notice how dark the water becomes as the ROV dives lower.

The murky bottom

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