Subsea exploration, underwater delivery, vertical glider robot (VGR)
Oil exploration operations in subsea environment
This invention describes a subsea vehicle to support deployment of equipment, sensors etc. in subsea oilfield activities hence referred to as a Vertical Glider Robot (VGR) and a method of use that allows deployment of the VGR in any needed number simultaneously or at predetermined time intervals between each other. This invention can be used to deploy any number of VGRs and their payloads on designated targets with high accuracy. The VGR glides or falls vertically when deployed. The transport does not require large energy sources, though small energy sources may be used to power onboard electronics.
PCT Patent Application Number PCT/US2010/061520, filed on December 21, 2010
US Patent Application Number 12/871433, filed on August 30, 2010
Last revised: April 29, 2013
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