BOTTOM CRAWLER WORK CLASS
RESEARCH PROJECT - CURRENTLY BEING IMPLEMENTED
„Modular, Multi-Purpose, Remotely Operated Bottom Crawler Work Class Underwater Vehicle”
AIM OF THE PROJECT:
Aim of the project: development of a modular, multifunctional tracked underwater vehicle of the Bottom Crawler Work Class type, remotely controlled, intended for the extraction and transport of dangerous objects (UXO) located at the bottom of water reservoirs, enabling the elimination of divers from direct contact with a dangerous object (UXO, chemical weapons).
The system will consist of: (a) a remote-controlled tracked vehicle powered from the surface (base ship or berth), (b) equipment in the form of specialized tools and measuring sensors, (c) the surface part responsible for navigation of the underwater vehicle and communication between the operator and remote control vehicle, and (d) the operator’s console. The vehicle will enable comprehensive performance of works related to the neutralization of dangerous objects, the so-called UXO such as unexploded ordnance, sea mines, sunken conventional and chemical weapons, through the precise location of the object, its exposure, transport or extraction to the surface. The tool will be able to replace the work of divers in particularly dangerous and difficult conditions. The system is to compete with available solutions with speed and efficiency, intuitive control system, diverse functionality, and the use of IoT (Internet of Things) technology. The target group of recipients will include companies conducting specialized underwater works, primarily in the field of removing and cleaning unexploded ordnance from the bottom (in the areas of sea waters, inland waters and river channels).
Project implementation period:
01/01/2022 – 31/12/2023
Project co-financing from the EU: