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Picasso configuration

Platform: ALBAC
Manufacturer: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Commercial Operator: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology


The uROV PICASSO-1 (Plankton Investigatory Collaborating Autonomous Survey System Operon-1)
The PICASSO-1 is the primary vehicle in a system of small remotely-operated vehicles developed to survey plankton and other deep sea organisms at a range of sizes using imaging tools such as a high definition television camera, an underwater microscope called the Autonomous Visual Plankton Recorder (AVPR) and metal halide and red/white LED illumination.It can be deployed from a chartered diving boat so is quite flexible in its survey operations.

Physical Specs

  • Platform: ALBAC
  • Body Type: Torpedo with Wings
  • Size (LxWxH): 2.00m x 0.80m x 0.80m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 1.40m x 0.24m x 0.24m
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: 200.00kg
  • Maximum Depth: 1,000.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Obstacle Avoidance: No
  • Endurance (nominal load): Information not available
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Marine Science Survey
  • Oceanographic Survey

Propulsion System

  • Method:
  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Nominal Speed: 0.51
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 1.03

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

Launch and Recovery

  • Crane
  • Ramp

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