Oceaneering subsidiary Deep Sea Systems (DSSI) has designed and built the Sea Maxx Satellite Remotely Operated Vehicle (SAT-ROV) to work in tandem with work class ROVs at depths up to 4,400 meters. This SAT-ROV is deployed from a separate housing mounted beneath the work class ROV cage. The SAT-ROV is 18x24x30″ and 230 lbs. in air and it is positively buoyant in water.
The SAT-ROV is powered by four thrusters including two horizontal, one lateral and one vertical. It is equipped with a wide angle HDTV camera module, two variable intensity 40 watt LED lights and a 450′ length tether.
The small size of the Sea Maxx allows it to inspect difficult to reach and confined areas that a larger Work Class ROV cannot access.