Autonomous Robotics Sub Sea Cage
Eadon Consulting were approached by Autonomous Robotics to assist with the concept design of an offshore deployment and recovery system for their new ‘flying nodes’. The garage requirements were to have a capability to hold and deploy up to 72 nodes at a rate of 1 every 75 seconds.
There were several points of consideration to be taken into account, one of which was the underwater setting that the ROV would work in. The equipment design had to consider the fact that the mechanisms had to be simple enough to endure the marine environment but still be fit for purpose. The subsea cage design would also need to work to tight time constraints to significantly improve node deployment efficiency and also be able to allow for the unusual shape of the new node design.