The Remora ROV

A project submitted to the faculty of the California Maritime Academy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

The Remora ROV is a senior design project built to replace divers and in turn scrub the hulls of small craft, while being tethered to the shore for control and power. It is constructed of PVC frame and has a fixed brush on top. It has 6 brushless motors that are used to maneuver the ROV. This first iteration of the ROV is to test maneuverability and thrust, as well as a way for others to expand upon the platform. Testing of the ROV proved troublesome, with many obstacles showing themselves for the first time during the tests. After two sets of tests that proved to be unsuccessful, the ROV was repaired again and at the time of writing awaiting a third test to prove its worth.