Submersibles

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Facts

Cornelius Jacobszoon Drebbel created the first submersible in 1620. He created it England. The king at the time paid him to make the first submersibles. It was invented for exploring depths of the sea. The Submersibles named ALVIN was used to explore the wreckage site of the Titanic. Other submersibles have discovered animal spices. Also, submersibles can go down about 15,000.

Submersibles

Submersible, small, mobile undersea research vessel capable of functioning in the ocean depths. Submersibles were made for exploration of the deep sea. Also, they are a very big improvement in underwater technology. Before there were submarines but they couldn't go down to very deep parts of the ocean.

There are two basic types of unmanned submersibles. The remotely operated vehicle (ROV) is controlled from the surface by a tether, or cable, which is used to transmit power to the vehicle and serve as the medium through which the video signal and other sensor data are transmitted to the surface.

The untethered ROV, more generally called an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), eliminates the cable and carries its own power.

Because of the drastically reduced bandwidth and transmission delays inherent in tetherless underwater communications, these vehicles roam freely using onboard computers to run preset missions

Fun Facts

The Alvin helped find the remains of the titanic.

In addition to salvage and rescue missions, submersibles are used for laying pipelines underwater, for work on offshore oil drilling platforms and wellheads, and for seafloor mapping, underwater surveys, and tunnel and aqueduct inspections.



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