Phantom T5 ROV deep sea drone makes its debut

The new Phantom T5 ROV from Deep Ocean Engineering (Photo: AJ Cecchettini)
The new Phantom T5 ROV from Deep Ocean Engineering (Photo: AJ Cecchettini)

Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc., based in the USA has revealed its newest addition to its family of underwater drones, the Phantom T5 ROV.

The applications for use of the Phantom T5 span a broad spectrum of industries, but include port security, vessel inspection, salvage and SAR.

“The Phantom T5 open-frame architecture makes mechanical integrations a breeze, while the dedicated expansion bulkhead connectors, used for both power and telemetry, are provided as standard. In addition, an optional tool skid allows the customer to ‘bolt on’ their sensors or tools by plugging into the expansion bulkhead connectors for nearly limitless, task-specific, expansion possibilities” said John Bergman, Deep Ocean Engineering, Vice President of Engineering.

Ben Kinnaman, President and CEO of Greensea Systems, Inc., appreciates what a great match the powerful T5 is with Greensea’s advanced controls. He said, “The (Deep Ocean Engineering) engineers are top-tier, and we are happy to work with such a strong, resilient, and rugged vehicle. We know that integrating any of our navigation, control, and autonomy packages on their ROVs will result in high performance and increased capabilities.”

As standard the T5 comes equipped with full HD video (1080i & 0.35 lux) with 20X optical zoom, on-screen videographic overlay mounted on a tilt platform with angle feedback. It has a 300m depth rating (500m optional), LED Lights, and two person portability (39 kg / 86 lbs. dry weight)

Deep Ocean adds that user accessible power/telemetry bulkheads and open frame architecture allow easy expansion and the device also offers minimal topside footprint for rapid deployment. The manufacturers also claim that the device’s magnetically coupled thrusters offer the highest thrust to weight ratio and reliability of any ROV in its class.

Story republished from Maritime Journal

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