Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Ocean Engineering


Ocean Engineering

First Advisor

Brennan T. Phillips


The University of Rhode Island’s Undersea Robotics and Imaging Laboratory (URIL) is focused on finding solutions to create greater access to the deep ocean through additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping novel deep-sea platforms and sensor systems. Presented here are three major projects which have significantly contributed towards these goals, including: the deep-sea camera system “DEEPi”, the remote live sensing fiber optic reel system “FOReelS” and a novel fish sampling system which was successfully fielded and has led to multiple potential new species discoveries. These manuscripts and my contributions therein constitute a master’s thesis which focuses on the methods in which access to the deep ocean can be expanded, especially by using unconventional means like pressure-tolerant electronic design and smaller, more versatile technology platforms.

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