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1. (WO2017064503) DEPLOYMENT AND RETRIEVAL METHODS FOR AUVS
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Pub. No.: WO/2017/064503 International Application No.: PCT/GB2016/053189
Publication Date: 20.04.2017 International Filing Date: 14.10.2016
IPC:
B63B 27/36 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
B
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING
27
Arrangement of ship-based loading or unloading equipment for cargo or passengers
36
for floating cargo
Applicants: AUTONOMOUS ROBOTICS LIMITED[GB/GB]; Eastleigh Court, Bishopstrow Warminster Wiltshire BA12 9HW, GB
Inventors: GRANT, David Alexander William; GB
HOLLOWAY, Arran James; GB
HILL, James Charles; GB
BIRDSALL, William James; GB
Agent: WITHERS & ROGERS LLP; Withers & Rogers LLP 4 More London Riverside London Greater London SE1 2AU, GB
Priority Data:
1518297.516.10.2015GB
Title (EN) DEPLOYMENT AND RETRIEVAL METHODS FOR AUVS
(FR) PROCÉDÉS DE DÉPLOIEMENT ET DE RÉCUPÉRATION POUR AUV
Abstract:
(EN) A submersible device (2) for deploying or retrieving autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), the submersible device comprising: two or more platforms (130) arranged in a stack (3a, 3b), wherein each platform is configured to carry two or more of the AUVs; a port (300, 310); and a transfer mechanism (200) comprising a transfer device (210) arranged to load or unload the AUVs onto or from the platforms, and an actuator arranged to move the transfer device between the platforms and the port in order to transfer the AUVs between the platforms and the port.
(FR) L'invention concerne un dispositif submersible (2) pour déployer ou récupérer des véhicules sous-marins autonomes (AUV), le dispositif submersible comprenant : au moins deux plates-formes (130) agencées dans un empilement (3a, 3b), chaque plate-forme étant configurée pour porter au moins deux des AUV ; un orifice (300, 310) ; et un mécanisme de transfert (200) comprenant un dispositif de transfert (210) conçu pour charger les AUV sur les plates-formes ou les décharger de ces dernières, et un actionneur conçu pour déplacer le dispositif de transfert entre les plates-formes et l'orifice de façon à transférer les AUV entre les plates-formes et l'orifice.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)