Egyptian Students Design an Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle

9 Jan, 2014

Most of the stories that we and other who publish news about Arab tech and startups tend to focus on web startups, but what about inventions in other teach sectors namely hardware?
From now on we will be posting stories about Arab hardware inventions and startups.
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Today we present a story about Egyptian students designing an ROV Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle as a graduation project for the year 2013.
The students are from Alexandria University from Marine engineering and ship building division.
The the Vehicle can works at depths up to 100 Mt and can sustain pressure of Pressure of 11 bar and has a cable “tether” which is used to control the submarine, supply electricity and to transmit video streaming to the human navigator who is isolated from the submarine.
remote controlled SubmarineEgyptian Students Design a Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle

The vehicle has 4 cameras in order to cover sufficient field of vision. And has device to accomplish the following: measure the speed of the water and measure the temperature of the water and measure the depth of the water and survey of the sea floor and discover the obstacles.
The vehicle has a range sensors to accomplish the following: measuring the temperature of electronic components and identify diversion of water into the control room and an electronic compass to facilitate navigation in the bottom of the sea.

The vehicle has many scientific, commercial and military applications and can help in many fields such as oil, commercial shipping, lifesaving, ocean engineering and filming videos. And it can accomplish the following tasks Monitoring and inspection and survey and construction and the burial and digging trenches.

We hope we see that the private and public sector would invest in this project to develop it further and bring it into commercial production.

Here is a video demo of the vehicle:


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