1,000 m Configuration
Perfect for smaller vessels and coastal waters
In it's "shallow" configuration, ROPOS is a free-flying vehicle which uses a synthetic tether in order to dive up to 1000 metres. Available at a lower cost than the 3000m configuration, its small footprint, "light" weight, and neutral tether make it an ideal configuration on small vessels and for coastal operations.
The "shallow" winch is designed to take as little deck space as possible and mount using a CCG 60' BCD standard round base, sacrificial burn plate or a custom adapter plate. The winch can be powered by its own HPU or use the ship's hydraulics to save on deck space. The shallow winch weights 17,832 lb (8089 kg).
Support for smaller vessels
The shallow system can be mobilized on anything from a small barge to a large cable ship. Our team has the knowledge and experience to integrate the ROPOS systems to most offshore research vessels. All of our systems have modular designs which allow for flexible deployment scenarios with a minimum to no required modifications. The table below lists the vessels that have already or can been fitted with our 1000m configuration.
|1000m Ready Vessels
|Using laboratory space