ROV Thrusters Teaching Animation

Teaching Animation or Graphic

ROV Hercules moves through the water using several thrusters that propel water, enabling the vehicle to move up, down, forward, backward, left, and right.

Propulsion Specifics:

  • Six hydraulic thrusters powered by 15 kW (20 hp), 207 bar (3,000 psi) hydraulic system
  • Four 27.94 cm (11 inch) ducted thrusters allow for fore, aft, and vertical movement.
  • Two 22.86 centimeter (9 inch) ducted thrusters allow for lateral movement.

Clips used in public presentations should be credited “Courtesy of Ocean Exploration Trust/ Nautilus Live.”

Disciplinary Core Ideas