Swimming Pool

Level of difficulty: 1
Background: Virtually every novice ROV pilot’s first flight takes place in a swimming pool, so here’s your opportunity to fly your ROV in a virtual pool.
Objective: The primary goal is to learn the basics of operating the ROV and maneuvering around obstacles. Fly around the pool and become familiar with the various objects in the water, attempt to fly under the milk crate “bridges” and move the floating tennis balls.

Obstacle Course

Level of difficulty: 2
Background: A three dimensional maze of caves, tunnels and obstacles awaits the pilot to explore.
Objective: This mission is intended to challenge the pilot to navigate tight spaces with confusing turns and obstacles. Enter each area, navigating carefully being sure not to snag the ROV’s tether or hit any obstacle. Upon completing this mission, draw a map of the area explored and obstacles encountered.

Water Tank Inspection

Level of difficulty: 1
Background: The city’s municipal water storage system is in dire need of a visual inspection.
Objective: Your task is to take a full visual survey of the interior of the water tank, noting any damage, rust or debris. Take photos of areas of note, and document their location in a schematic drawing. You should also avoid hitting any part of the tank, disturbing the sediments, and snagging the ROV’s tether.

Municipal Sewer Inspection

Level of difficulty: 3
Background: A section of the city’s municipal sewer system is in dire need of a visual inspection. This section has a main trunk that leads down to two branch sewer canals. This particular section is known to be constructed of both damaged brick and reinforced concrete.
Objective: Your task is to take a full visual survey of the interior of the sewer system, noting any damage, blockage or debris. Take photos of areas of note, and document their location in a schematic drawing. You should also avoid hitting any part of the sewer, disturbing the sediments, and snagging the ROV’s tether.

Harbor Inspection

Level of difficulty: 3
Background: A foreign fishing vessel was damaged while at sea and is towed to port to effect repairs. Her crews’ behavior is considered suspicious and the Captain of the Port has ordered a full inspection of the vessel’s bottom as well as an accurate survey of the surrounding area.
Objectives: Inspect the underside of the fishing vessel for damage, photographing any damage and documenting the location where it is found. Survey the areas surrounding the vessel and pier while being on the look out for anything that could be considered suspicious. Collect samples if possible and bring them to the collecting basket on the pier aft of the vessel.
Note: In this mission the pilot can grab, carry and move the duffle bags found surrounding the fishing vessel. Maneuvering the vehicle changes to simulate the additional weight and movement of the duffle bag after it’s been lifted. The fishing vessel’s props can also be rotated with the ROV’s manipulator claw.

Ship hull inspection

Level of difficulty: 3
Background: A derelict oil tanker is brought into port, the owners aren’t certain whether they’ll scrap it or try to fix and refit it for sea. The hull has a number of breaches from collisions that need to be surveyed and inspected. It is also suspected that terrorists may have planted limpet mines along the hull.
Objectives: Inspect the underside of the vessel for damage, photographing any damage and documenting the location where it is found. Survey the areas surrounding the vessel and pier while being on the look out for anything that could be considered suspicious.
Note: In this mission there are a number of challenges for the pilot to explore, from extensive hull damage on the ship, to a debris field littered with hazardous materials, to a dangerous limpet mine attached to the hull. For help in finding the limpet mine, press the “Z” key for a heads up display showing the direction and distance to it. Be sure to head West of the ship, but watch out for sharks!

Crime Scene Investigation

Level of difficulty: 3
Background: An SUV was reported to have gone off a highway overpass and local police have tasked you with finding the vehicle, victim and any relevant evidence. This area is also the suspected area of a previous vehicle accident where the vehicle was never found.
Objective: Locate the lost SUV, occupant(s), and any other relevant vehicles and evidence. Survey the submarine terrain surrounding the bridge and prepare a map of the area.
Note: In this mission the pilot can move the SUV’s door, and because of the ROV’s small size, maneuver the ROV inside the SUV to look for evidence. The drowning victim can also be moved by the ROV.

Antarctic Fauna Survey

Level of difficulty: 3
Background: Your vehicle has been launched beneath 3 meters of ocean ice off the Antarctic continent to identify, catalog and collect samples of the flora and fauna.
Objectives: Survey the submarine terrain and all varieties of flora and fauna encountered. Photograph, document and collect marine samples using the vacuum collector (activated by pressing the “Z” key). Accurately navigate the area surrounding the elevator and create a chart of the bottom terrain and ice.

Lake Search and Rescue

Level of difficulty: 4
Background: A swimmer has been reported missing and presumed drowned in the lake.
Objectives: Locate the drowned swimmer as quickly as possible. Investigate all objects of interest that may appear on Sonar. Conduct a survey of the bottom and create a map of bottom objects for future reference.
Note: Use the keyboard’s “Z” key to display the relative bearing and range to the victim’s last reported position.

Canal Search and Rescue

Level of difficulty: 4
Background: A swimmer has been reported missing and presumed drowned in the canal.
Objectives: Locate the drowned swimmer as quickly as possible. Investigate all objects of interest that may appear on Sonar. Conduct a survey of the bottom and create a map of bottom objects for future reference.
Note: Use the keyboard’s “Z” key to display the relative bearing and range to the victim’s last reported position.

River Search and Rescue

Level of difficulty: 4
Background: A swimmer has been reported missing and presumed drowned in the lake.
Objectives: Locate the drowned swimmer as quickly as possible. Investigate all objects of interest that may appear on Sonar. Conduct a survey of the bottom and create a map of bottom objects for future reference.
Note: Use the keyboard’s “Z” key to display the relative bearing and range to the victim’s last reported position.