Mobile fiber optic connection to an autonomous underwater vehicle
A wide variety of underwater vehicles are used for the inspection and analysis of water bodies themselves or of objects and structures in the water (e.g. dams, port facilities, submarine cables, etc.). With the help of sensors and high-resolution video cameras, these vehicles record the desired data in the water and transmit it in real time to a control station. In order to realize uninterrupted communication with a battery-powered underwater vehicle, we supply you with a mobile fiber optic cable drum with integrated rotary transformer. This allows easy winding and unwinding of the fiber optic cable and permanent data transmission during the entire dive.
The rotary transformer is mounted in the smallest possible space inside the cable drum and the fiber optic cable is connected to the submersible vehicle via a flameproof fiber optic connector. This means that in the event of maintenance or a technical defect, you do not have to subject the entire diving robot to repair, but only have to check the cable and replace it if necessary. In addition, the cable and the plug-in connection are designed as an emergency rescue function. In the event of a failure of the systems, the underwater vehicle can thus be easily pulled back by the fiber optic cable. For this purpose, the cable and the connector are designed for particularly high tensile strength. Your fiber optic cable is thus equipped for the demanding environmental conditions of underwater operation.