ROV

ROV is used for ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) positioning. It goes beyond the basic 2-dimensional display typically provided by USBL and LBL systems, to provide a 3-dimensional display that is immediately understood by the user.

   

The software obtains vessel position from GPS and heading reference. ROV position and other parameters are obtained from the USBL and ROV control systems. The user can manually position the virtual camera at any fixed point, or a point on or relative to the ROV, target, or support ship. Objects can be placed in the view to aid the ROV operator in locating targets; these can include pipes, valves, platform legs, ships' hulls, etc.

   

A seabed surface model can be loaded and displayed as a realistic sea floor; if not available, a simple plane can be used to represent the sea floor at the correct depth. The ROV's track can be recorded together with notes at points of interest.