What is ROVSTAR?
ROVSTAR is a transportable ROV equipped with a magnetic sensor. It can detect metal objects that are buried two meters below the surface. It is also equipped with an AC sensor and fore-monitoring sonar. It is a unique device that is owned only by the company.
Can provide color video for the inspection of underwater structures and facilities
Possible to search for buried magnetic objects
Compact, lightweight and inexpensive
Can operate to depth of 500 meters! Also good in shallow waters as well
Equipped with a fore monitoring sonar! Able to conduct surveys in water where there is low visibility
Dedicated Expert Operators
Expert operators employed by the company conduct all surveys using the ROVSTAR. The benefits are:
Expert operators with extensive experience
Underwater video recording
Various data gathering (for example, location in water, depth, orientation, etc)
Compact, lightweight, inexpensive
No mother ship required, can be transported anywhere in Japan on a four-ton truck
No mother ship required, can be loaded onto a small vessel
Only requires a four-ton truck for transportation
(Can be packed inside a container and transported to the Okinawa region and other island locations)
Can be used in both salt and fresh water
Can also perform surveys in shallow water.
Can be easily mobilised
Will travel anywhere in Japan and Overseas
From shallow water to a depth of 500 meters.
Can also be used in lakes and dams
Can be used only for underwater photography
OK for islands as well
What is ROVSTAR?
ROVSTAR is the nickname for our transportable ROV equipped with magnetic sensor.
ROV is short for Remotely Operated Vehicle. It is a robot that is capable of moving underwater by remote control.
Unlike larger ROVs, it does not require a dedicated mother ship, and all its component parts can be loaded onto a four-ton truck for transportation to any area that is accessed by road.
It also features an agility not seen in large ROVs, and is best suited for marine surveys in coastal areas. ROVSTAR is the only transportable ROV equipped with magnetic sensors.
The naming of ROVSTAR
ROVSTAR is also is a pun on Lobster.
Lobsters move in single file when they walk underwater.
And this ROV directly follows the buried objects, in a single line.
Figures in parentheses refer to when the magnetic sensor is provided.
1350 mm (2534 mm)
810 mm (1650 mm)
699 mm (1015 mm)
|Weight in Air
Approx. 97 kg (approx. 232 kg withTSS fitted)
|Weight in Water
0kg (due to neutral buoyancy)
|Maximum Operating Depth
|Propulsion Speed (Fore & Aft)
Fore monitoring sonar
ROVSTAR main body