Victor 6000

Mission

The remote operated vehicle Victor provides the scientific community with the opportunity to explore depths up to 6000m. It is able to:

  • carry out cruises dedicated to the monitoring and survey of research zones.
  • study areas requiring video and acoustic inspection, sensor data recovery and object manipulations.

Victor 6000 may also be used for operations on wrecks and is a highly effective platform for technological development.

Equipment

System made up of HD colour cameras with zoom and direction-finder

Large panel of modular tools which can be changed according to the type of assignment and to the different scientific users

Powerful and dexterous manipulator arm and a grasping arm

Variable ballast system for mass regulation

Computer hardware to enable vehicle operating and data management

Integrated system dedicated to the storage and the processing of data and post-dive digital videos

Features

Weight:

4600kg

Length:

3.07m

Height:

2.77m

Width:

2.14m

Speed:

1kn

Depth:

6000m

Electro-mechanical cable

Length:

8500m

Diameter:

20mm

Power:

20kW

6 optical fibres

Basic scientific and sampling module

Temperature probe

Fauna suction device

Water sampling pump

Mobile basket

Grab sampler

Sample boxes

‘En Route’ Measurement Module (MMR)

Long-range video camera

High-resolution multibeam echosounder

Software for image mosaicking and sea floor mapping

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