PROTEUS (Portable RObotic TEchnology for Unmanned Surveys) is an autonomous, robotic, reconfigurable vehicle which has been designed to act either as a ROV, an AUV or a USSV. Light and manageable, it is highly modular thanks to its open-frame chassis, which allows quick and easy installation and shifting of tools, equipment and sensors. Its thrusters are also interchangeable, displaceable modules, allowing the vehicle to be reconfigured at every mission according to specific needs.
for USSV operations
Surface control unit
PVC canister containing a Single Board Computer, GPS and inertial sensors
Wi-Fi antenna and auxiliary Ethernet camera
Pilot Ethernet camera and Go Pro camera
Schockproof, modular, reconfigurable frame made of polyethylene
Sensor module for measuring water conductivity, temperature, depth, dissolved oxygen, pH and Redox
Turbidimeter, fluorescence, echosounder
Stainless steel canister containing a Single Board Computer, two PC/104 modules for digital, analog and serial I/O used for interacting with sensors and actuators
GO PRO Camera
First Person View and manual shooting servo.
GIMBAL GO PRO with long range communications.
High Performance Motors
max payload: 15 kg resistance: 12 m/s speed: 10 m/s
cut off and parachute.
First Person View missions in semi-automatic, manual and automatic mode.
Thermal Camera FLIR, Libelium Humidity and temperature sensors, CO2/CO/O2 sensors
45 minute hovering autonomy
Flight control Unit and add-on device redundant
long-range video communication “system” between drone and operator
During the mission, he is in charge of managing the general layout of the vehicle in all its configurations: ROV, AUV, USSV.
He will take part to the mission thanks to a Short Term Scientific Mission funded by RECAMP flagship.
He is responsible for designing, implementing, developing and operating the mechanical structures used in the Data and Testing Campaign to be conducted at Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard Islands) from 11 to 26 June 2017 at the Arctic Italian Base ``Dirigibile Italia``. He will also be responsible on site for workplace safety during the campaign.``