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Marine Technology and Engineering Center
Research Vessels and Deep Ocean Investigation System
Future Autonomous Underwater Vehicle system (AUV)
Hyper Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
Basic marine technology
Management of Marine Technicians
Advanced Buoyant System
Advanced Buoyancy System
Crush test of Advanced Buoyancy System
A buoyancy system has been developed with high strength and low specific gravity, which make the vehicleís buoyancy neutral in the deep sea.
In 2010, a prototype test was conducted.
Advanced Graphic Image System
Fish-eye lens picture adjusted by the Advanced Graphic Imaging System
Fish-eye lens picture
The Advanced Graphic Image System has been developed to allow field observations to be made and to carry out valuable work at the deep-ocean floor.
In 2010, prototype test of Omnidirectional Image system and a evaluation test of position awareness techniques were conducted.
Advanced Manipulator with retractable soft fingers
The Advanced Manipulator has been developed to allow marine samples to be collected and to carry out important work.
In 2010, a prototype of the multiple-finger manipulator system was designed and built, and a verification test of its control system was conducted.
New Propulsion system
Flipper-type crawler system
A New Propulsion system has been developed to allow operation in any conditions at the ocean floor.
In 2010, an evaluation test of Flipper-type crawler system was conducted.
Strong Lightweight Cable
Structure of strong lightweight cable
Prototype tests of strong lightweight cable, which connect the vehicle and itís support vessel, have been conducted.
Optical Communication System
Onboard SM-type light rotary joint
The Optical Communication System has been developed for high-speed and high-capacity optical communication between the vehicle and itís support vessel.
In 2010, a prototype test of the rotary joint and an evaluation test of the Optical Communication System as a whole were conducted.
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