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PAIV Description:

PAIV (Prototype Autonomous Inspection Vehicle)is a hover capable auv based on a converted inspection class ROV. The prototype vehicle was developed by Subsea 7 and Seebyte Ltd.On completion of proving trials,the Prototype AIV vehicle has now been donated to the Lab for research based work.

PAIV Specifications:

Vehicle Length: 130cm (51 in)
Vehicle Width: 80cm (31 in)
Vehicle Height: 120cm (47 in)
Weight in air: 350 Kgs
Max operating Depth: 1000 meters (3280 ft)
Speed: tbc
Energy: 1 Kw-hr re-chargeable Lithium-ion
Endurance: tbc
Propulsion: 6 x Seaeye MCT01-B DC brushless motors to open 3-bladed propellor
Lighting: tbc
On/Off: Magnetic Switch

Standard Sensor fit:
Tritech Super Seaking sonar
RDI ADCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) DVL
Forward looking Colour Camera
WHOI Acoustic modem
UHF radio modem
Depth sensor

Additional sensor fit:

PAIV rear view

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