|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|국제특허분류(IPC7판)||G01V-001/09 G01V-001/02 B63C-011/52|
|미국특허분류(USC)||405/190; 181/110; 367/015|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 19 인용 특허 : 15|
A method and apparatus for storing, transporting, and transferring one or more sensor devices is described. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a transfer device having a frame, and a movable platform coupled to the frame. A mesh material may be coupled to the frame and surround at least one side of the movable platform and a mating interface is formed in a side of the frame that is adapted to couple with a remotely operated vehicle in an underwater location.
The invention claimed is: 1. A method of installing a sensor array in a marine environment, comprising: deploying a remotely operated vehicle from a vessel, the remotely operated vehicle carrying a first plurality of sensor devices in a storage compartment; placing each of the first plurality of sensor devices in selected locations in the marine environment; deploying a transfer skid from the vessel having a second plurality of sensor devices disposed on a platform integral to the transfer skid; and transferring each of the second plurality of sensor de...