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EDBOE RAS manned systems experience

 

EDB OE RAS designed, construction, trial and operating or took part in this works of the next manned systems:

 

Manned Underwater Vehicle ARGUS (1975).

MUV "Argus" is a 9,5-ton, three-men submersible, capable of operating at depths approaching 600 m is intended primarily for performing scientific research, inspection, engineering works, filming, photography, search and recovery of underwater objects. It has 7- degrees manipulator.

 

 MUV "Argus" have the following operational capabilities:

  - carrying out scientific oceanological, geological, biological,

     chemical and other researches;

  - undertaking engineering works and emergency-salvage operations.

 MUV "Argus" can be equipped also for the measurements of hydrophysical and hydrochemical parameters of marine environment, measurements of electrical field potential beside the seabed and estimation of magnetic field anomalies, measurements of density, temperatures and pressure, analysis of heavy metals contents in sea water.

 

"Argus" also has the capability of working for following operations at all range of depth:

     Telephoto shooting and visual inspection of underwater objects;

     Search of sinks objects and mapping of seabed;

     Marking objects at the seabed by any kind of beacon (responders, transponders, flashlighters, etc.);

     Engineering-work, at underwater oil-gas pipelines, structural work of industrial installation.

 

General features of MUV "Argus":

 

Operating depth, max

600 m;

Weight

9.5 t;

Crew (2 pilots + 1 observer or 1 pilot + 2 observer)

3

Dimensions: Length-Width-Height

6,7-2,5-3,2m

Payload (from surface)

Approx. 400 kg;

Inside diameter of  pressure hull

2,2 m;

Maximum Speed

2.5  knots (horizontal)

Endurance for normal underwater operation

6 hours

Emergency life support endurance

72 h (3 persons)

Viewports

1x200 + 3x120 mm

Storage of electric energy

60kWh

 

Reference

Manned Underwater Vehicle "Argus" was designed and constructed in Experimental Design Bureau of Oceanological Engineering (EDBOE) and trial operated in South Brunch of EDBOE at the Black Sea (nearby Gelendjik). "Argus" was operated in different regions of the World   Ocean. Now MUV "Argus" is in South Brunch of EDBOE.

Manned Underwater Vehicle OSMOTR (1986).

Manned Underwater Vehicle OSMOTR on transport vehicle.

Manned Underwater Vehicle (MUV) "Osmotr" is a 14,6-ton, two hulls, five-men submersible capable of operating at depths approaching 300 m with two saturated divers. First command hull with normal pressure has pilot, co-pilot (or observer) and divers specialist. Second contained two divers. Both hulls can be connected with help of hatch between them. It has 7- degrees manipulator too. MUV "Osmotr" was intended primarily for performing scientific research, underwater inspection, engineering works, filming, photography, search and recovery of objects in situ with divers including aid.

 

 

 

 

 The MUV "Osmotr" have the standard operational capabilities including:

- delivery two saturated divers under high pressure from deck divers complex to work position at the depth up to 200 m and back;

- delivery two divers from a support vessel or from a coastal base to work position at the depth up to 100 m and back. - - In this case decompression carry out in divers hull of MUV on the deck of support vessel or at the coastal base.

- Due to good storage electrical energy lockout "Osmotr" can be equipped by different kinds of special instruments with the hydraulic drive for example for sampling from the seabed.

- "Osmotr" also can be used as tourist vehicle.

 General features of "Osmotr": 

Operating depth, max

300 m;

Divers operating depth

200m;

Weight

14.6 t;

Crew (2 pilots + chief-diver in control hull & 2 divers in divers hull)

5 (3+2);

Dimensions:

 

Length

6,6 m;

Width

2,75 m;

Height

3.3 m;

Payload (from surface)

approx. 500 kg;

Inside diameter of  pressure hull

1,4 m;

Maximum Speed

2.5 - 3.0 knots (horizontal)

Endurance for normal underwater operation

12 hours

Emergency life support endurance

72 h (5 persons)

Viewports

1x460mm+6x200mm+12x120 mm

Storage of electric energy

90kWh

 Reference.

Manned Underwater Vehicle "Osmotr" was designed and constructed in Experimental Design Bureau of Oceanological Engineering (EDBOE) and trial operated in South Brunch of EDBOE at the Black Sea.

  

Deep Submergence Vehicles Rit-1 and Rift-2

  RIFT

 

Rift-1 and Rift-2.

Manned hulls on frames.

Rift-1 at a stage of assembly.

 

Submersibles Rift are 15-ton, three-man submersibles capable to operate at depth approaching 4 km (all devices and units are designed for 6 km although crew sphere was certificated for 4 km). Submersibles Rift are intended primarily to carry out scientific research, works with research drilling ship (she was not completed too), underwater inspection, search and recovery etc.

 

All structures of Rift were produced from Ti alloys.

Two submersibles Rift-1 and Rift-2 are being built simultaneously.

 

 "Rift" also can be used as tourist vehicles for extremal tourism for example on black smokers or other deepwater objects.

 

Main Technical Data:

Operational depth, m  

4000

Weight in air, ton

15

Length, m

7

Width, m

3.7

Height, m

3.7

Cruising speed, knots, approx.

3

Life support endurance, man-hours

246

Battery capacity, kWh

57

Payload capacity (4000 m), kg

50

Manned Underwater Vehicles "Mir" (Mir-1 & Mir-2)

 "" Manned Underwater Vehicles "Mir" (Mir-1 & Mir-2), three-man submersibles, with operating depth up to 6000 m. (participation in design, construction, trial, sea operation, modernization and upgrading and development scientific equipment).

 

Shore research and training hyperbaric diving complex GKK-DP-450

Shore research and training hyperbaric diving complex GKK-DP-450 for short or saturated simulating dives (more than two months) up to 450 m depth (design, construction, trial and operation).

 

Underwater Laboratory Chernomor-1, Chernomor-2, Chernomor-300

Underwater Laboratory Chernomor-1 and Chernomor-2 for real saturated dives (design, construction, trial and sea operation).

Underwater Laboratory Chernomor-300 for real saturated dives (design and particular construction; project was interrupted).

 

Underwater Complex for ORV Vityaz

Underwater Complex for ORV Vityaz, which including Deck Diving Complex for short or saturated dives up to 250 m, manned submersibles with supporting equipment and different types of towing bodies (preliminary design, supervision on construction, trial and sea operation).

 

Manned Underwater Vehicles "Pisces"

Manned Underwater Vehicles "Pisces" (Pisces-VII & Pisces - XI), three-man submersibles, with operating depth up to 2000 m. (participation in trial, sea operation, modernization and upgrading and development scientific equipment).

 

Tourist submersible Angara

Tourist submersible Angara, eight-man submersibles, with operating depth up to 600 m. (design and particular construction; project was interrupted).

 

Remotely Operated Vehicle ROSUB-6000

Remotely Operated Vehicle. Complex of multi-purpose deep-water long-distance underwater device of working class ROSUB-6000.

 

Remotely Operated Vehicle. Complex of multi-purpose deep-water long-distance underwater device of working class ROSUB-6000.

Remotely Operated Vehicle. Complex of multi-purpose deep-water long-distance underwater device of working class ROSUB-6000.

 

Specifications:

Operration depth - 6000 m

Dimensions - 2,53 x 1,8 x 1,5 m

Weight - 3080 kg in air ( - 20 kg in water)

Payload - 150 kg

Propulsion system - 7 electrical thrusters (2 mid-flight, 2 lag, 3 vertical)

Power supply - 6,6 kV (three-phase), 460 Hz

Cameras - 5 pcs.: 2 color, 1 B&W, 2 mini-cams. on manipulators

Manipulators - 2 pcs.: 7 degrees of freedom and maximum payload 150 kg 5 degrees of freedom and maximum payload 450 kg

Lights - 6 lamps (led and halogen)

Speed, up to - 2,5 knots (forth), 2,0 knots (back), 2,0 knots (lag) 1,5 knots (vertical up & down)

Number of channels for data and video transmission - 12 (through 2 single-mode optical fibers)

 

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