Remotely Operated Vehicle

ROV

World’s most affordable high-performance ROV.

Remotely Operated Vehicle

ROV

World’s most affordable high-performance ROV.

Vectored thruster configuration

Highly expandable with three free cable penetrators and additional mounting points

Standard 100m depth rating and up to 300m tether

Highly flexible topside enclosure for a clean connection from the BlueROV2 to a computer.

high thrust-to-weight
ratio

6 T200 Thrusters and Basic ESCs for a high thrust-to-weight ratio.

Quick-swappable

High capacity custom battery pack made from high quality 18650 lithium-ion cells designed for use in the ROV, and fits perfectly inside a 3″ Watertight Enclosure.

Live 1080p HD video

It provides live 1080p HD video directly to a computer or tablet and flexibility for future expansion.

What’s in the box

1 x ROV (as configured)
1 x Fathom ROV Tether (as configured)
1 x Fathom-X Tether Interface (FXTI)

Specifications

ParameterValue
Physical
Length457 mm18 in
Width338 mm13.3 in
Height254 mm10 in
Weight in Air (with Ballast)10-11 kg22-24 lb
Weight in Air (without Ballast)9-10 kg20-22 lb
Net Buoyancy (with Ballast)0.2 kg0.5 lb
Net Buoyancy (without Ballast)1.4 kg3 lb
Payload Capacity (configuration dependent)1.0 kg (4x Lumens) to 1.2 kg (no Lumens)2.2 to 2.6 lbs
Cable Penetrator Holes14 x 10 mm14 x 0.4 in
ConstructionHDPE frame, aluminum flanges/end cap, and acrylic tubes
Main Tube (Electronics Enclosure)Blue Robotics 4 inch series w/ aluminum end caps
Battery TubeBlue Robotics 3 inch series w/ aluminum end caps
Buoyancy FoamR-3318 Urethane Foam rated to 244 meters
Ballast Weight6 x 200 g coated lead weights
Battery ConnectorXT90
Performance
Maximum Rated Depth100 m330 ft
Maximum Tested Depth (so far)130 m425 ft
Temperature Range0-40°C32-86°F
Maximum Forward Speed1.5 m/s3 knots
ThrustersBlue Robotics T200
ESCBlue Robotics Basic 30A ESC
Thruster Configuration6 thrusters
 (4 Vectored)
 (2 Vertical)
Forward Bollard Thrust (45°)9 kgf19.8 lbf
Vertical Bollard Thrust7 kgf15.4 lbf
Lateral Bollard Thrust (45°)9 kgf19.8 lbf
Battery
Battery Life (Normal Use)~2 hours w/ 18AH Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (Light Use)~4 hours w/ 18AH Lithium-ion Battery
 The batteries can be changed in about 30 seconds.
Lights
Brightness1500 lumens each with dimming control
Light Beam Angle135 degrees, with adjustable tilt
Tether
Diameter7.6 mm0.30 in
Length25-300 m80-980 ft
Working Strength45 kgf100 lbf
Breaking Strength160 kgf350 lbf
Strength MemberKevlar with waterblock
Buoyancy in FreshwaterNeutral
Buoyancy in SaltwaterSlightly Positive
Conductors4 twisted pairs, 26 AWG
Sensors
Gyroscope3-DOF Gyroscope (on the PixHawk)
Accelerometer3-DOF Accelerometer (on the PixHawk)
Compass3-DOF Magnetometer (on the PixHawk)
Internal pressureInternal barometer (on the PixHawk)
Pressure/Depth and Temperature Sensor (external)Blue Robotics Bar30
Current and Voltage SensingBlue Robotics Power Sense Module
Camera Tilt
Tilt Range+/- 90 degree camera tilt (180 total range)
Tilt ServoHitec HS-5055MG
Camera
Field of View (Underwater)110 degrees (horizontal)
Light Sensitivity0.01 lux
Resolution1080p
Control System
Tether Interface BoardFathom-X Tether Interface Board
Control BoardPixhawk 1
Control SoftwareArduSub

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