General Information about the MIT Ocean Engineering Teaching Laboratory (OETL) (PDF)
In Labs 1-6, students construct and test a SeaPerch II Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).
- SeaPerch: The Sea Grant SeaPerch site contains general information on how to build the smaller unit with links to other helpful information.
- SeaPerch II: SeaPerch II is a slightly more advanced design than the SeaPerch I. This is the one we will be designing in class; its instructions are modifications to the SeaPerch I.
Testing at the MIT Boat House (Charles River)
David Wyatt prepares to talk to the SuperSeaPerch ROV (remotely operated vehicle) with his computer at the MIT boat house. Edward Huo checks the tethered power connector for the SuperSeaPerch at the MIT boathouse. Kate Thompson watches as Anthony Teixaira connects the monitors to the ROV cameras. Tadd Truscott lifts the ROV into the water as Morgan Laidlaw carries the tether to the waters edge. Kaitlyn McCartny and Elizabeth Palmer head to class after a successful test dive. Preparations to move the ROV back to the laboratory.