Deep Ocean Engineering Announces Phantom L6 ROV

By Mike Ball / 23 Feb 2017
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Deep Ocean Engineering Phantom-L6 ROV
Deep Ocean Engineering has announced the Phantom L6, the company’s newest addition to the Phantom series of inspection-class ROVs. The applications for use of the Phantom L6 span a broad spectrum of industries, including:

Infrastructure inspections – bridges, tunnels, pipelines, ships
Hydroelectric system monitoring – power plants, dams, reservoirs
Homeland Security – law enforcement, military
Exploration – oil and gas, salvage, search and recovery

Per John Bergman, Deep Ocean Engineering, Vice President of Engineering, commented: “The Phantom L6 is our latest entry into the 500m inspection class ROV arena. It comes equipped with active roll stabilization and heading gyro stabilization, allowing the pilot to control with precision, while minimizing exhausting, repetitive movement. As with other Phantom series ROVs, we offer an open-frame architecture for easier mechanical integration, and dedicated expansion bulkhead connectors are provided as standard. Its six enhanced Tecnadyne thrusters provide sufficient power to raise the ROV out of areas that could otherwise trap a smaller ROV.”

The features of the standard Phantom L6 platform include:

  • Active roll stabilization
  • Advanced dynamic rolling maneuvers
  • 110 pounds vertical lifting force
  • Motion eliminating cleats available
  • Extreme payload capacity
  • Diverse sonar integration options
  • Five Degrees of Freedom maneuverability
  • Easy reconfiguration and customization
  • 18,000 lumens high output illumination
Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact