Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Data Collection at Reclamation Sites

Project ID: 21060
Principal Investigator: Matthew Klein
Research Topic: Condition Assessment
Funded Fiscal Years: 2021 and 2022
Keywords: None

Research Question

Reclamation ROV operators and data collection experts seek to upgrade current capabilities to better address Reclamation's mission specifically in water and sediment management and underwater inspections. The project tasks include conducting a survey to determine gaps in ROV technology that could be addressed by currently available solution.

Need and Benefit

Underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROV's) have been primarily used for many years to inspect underwater features. Recent technological advances allow for better cameras, better lighting, further range, ease-of-operation, and advanced data collection payloads.

Contributing Partners

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Research Products

Bureau of Reclamation Review

The following documents were reviewed by experts in fields relating to this project's study and findings. The results were determined to be achieved using valid means.

Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Data Collection at Reclamation Sites (final, PDF, 3.2MB)
By Matthew Klein, Adam Moore
Report completed on September 30, 2022

This research product summarizes the research results and potential application to Reclamation's mission.

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Last Updated: 6/22/20