Close range remote control with advanced capabilities
Tutor / director / evaluatorCastell Balaguer, Joan Vicent; Van der Schaar, Mike Connor Roger Malcolm
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
When a marine underwater housing with electronic equipment is deployed it is usually switched off during transport to the deployment location, which can take days to weeks. The system is then switched on just before its final installation. Electronics and batteries are stored in sealed containers that can be difficult to manipulate especially while at sea; it is preferred not to open them unless absolutely necessary. Therefore, a rugged switch or connector might be installed on the exterior of the underwater housing. These external connectors come with extra cost and also add eventual path for water intrusion and might allow accidental manipulation. An alternative solution could be a radio linked remote control (RC) enough rugged and safe to be used confidently in these and other critical applications.