Accession Number : ADA140169

Title :   SNOOPY: Characteristics and Mission Applications.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Perkins,W W ; Wernli,R L

PDF Url : ADA140169

Report Date : Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Snoopy is a small unmanned tethered vehicle developed for underwater observation. Its primary purpose is to function as a shallow-water mobile TV camera. It is equipped with two independently controlled hydraulic thrusters, automatically maintained depth control, an electrically controlled grabber, and lights for the on-borad TV camera. Television aiming is accomplished by maneuvering the vehicle. The simple and rugged design of Snoopy offers an economical and efficient means of underwater observation to depths of 100 feet. Snoopy can be operated from any suitable platform (small boat or pier) with minimal support requirements.

Descriptors :   *Underwater vehicles, *Television cameras, Unmanned, Tethering, Hydraulic power, Marine propulsion, Manipulators, Visual inspection

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE