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Potential users of deep ocean remote handling equipment are classified and their present and future technical requirements are estimated. The characteristics of existing deep ocean vehicles and remote handling systems are summarised. Technical obstacles to the development of new vehicles and handling systems are identified. Recommendations are made concerning ways of promoting the development of particular vehicles and handling systems, and of ensuring that the systems devised do, in practice, meet the requirements of users. Research and development priorities for materials, components and subsystems important to the particular vehicles are also proposed.

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Authors: FLEMMING N C, Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, Wormley, Godalming (GB);RUSBY J S M, Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, Wormley, Godalming (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12774 EN (1991) 146 pp., MF, ECU 8, blow-up copy ECU 18.75
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Record Number: 199110291 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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