Title

Buckle up, we're getting wired

Authors

Robert Ballard

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

5-1-2006

Abstract

The experiences of Dr Robert Ballard, the person who found out the Titanic, in underwater vehicle development are presented. He started developing underwater vehicles when he was in college in 1962. He is involved in building two AUV systems to complement the ROV systems. He developed a vessel, which is equipped with a satellite system that makes it possible to carry out video streaming directly from ROVs on the sea bed. The command centers built ashore are identical to the command center on the ship, allowing experts ashore to be called into view discoveries in real time. Ballard is also involved in the building of an 'inner space center' at the University of Rhode Island to support the Okeanos Explorer. The building will have a telecommunications center that will look like the control room at Houston for the support of the space program.

Publication Title

Journal of Offshore Technology

Volume

14

Issue

3

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