Training simulator for mini through medium sized observation class ROVs

Designed specifically to train for near shore, coastal and inland marine operations, ROVsim² Pro is a complete undersea ROV simulation system for observation class ROV operators and trainees.


ROVsim² Pro puts control of virtually every facet of the simulation in your hands. You can adjust the ROV’s physics and dynamics, change the video overlay, enable options such as casualty simulation, and adjust the environment. With just a few clicks, the video overlay as well as physical and dynamic operating characteristics of the vehicle can be changed to simulate a wide range of ROVs. And with just a few more clicks, the environment can be changed from clear and tranquil to zero visibility with dangerous currents. No other ROV simulator on the market offers this much flexibility at this price point.

ROV Designer

ROV Designer and Settings

ROV Designer and Settings

ROV Dynamics are adjusted by moving the horizontal sliders left or right. By using these adjustments you can use ROVsim² Pro to simulate a wide range of vehicle and thruster arrangements. Thrust adjusts vehicle forward or reverse power. L-thrust adjusts vehicle sideways power left or right. V-thrust adjusts vehicle power up and down. R-thrust adjusts vehicle power, rotating left or right. When the exact thruster characteristics of a vehicle are not known, a good starting point is to use the total known thrust for all thrusters in your ROV divided by the number of thrusters and apply that value to all thruster settings equally. The center window displays a wireframe representation of the physical dimensions of the vehicle in your configuration.


ROVsim in action in Brazil

ROVsim in action in Brazil

The Environment settings allow you to change the mission Visibility (turbidity), Current Direction, Current Speed and Surge. Surge simulates the cyclical motion of waves in shallow water. The Options settings allow you to turn on various optional features. When Casualties are turned on, ROVsim² Pro will simulate various equipment failures in response to hard collisions and excessive pull on the umbilical.
The Video Overlay panel allows you to choose from a list of available configurations. This way ROVsim² Pro may be used to simulate a number of manufacturers’ systems. Additional overlay configurations as well as custom configurations may be added.

Custom Mission Designer

Custom Mission Designer

Custom Mission Designer

Using the mission editor you are able to create a new custom mission environment or launch a previously created one. Design your own mission by importing your own models and textures or build one using the supplied terrain, models and textures. Models that are imported can be moved, rotated or “dropped” on to the terrain’s surface either interactively or by entering a position on the keyboard. Custom Mission Definition Files can even be created with a text editor or an external application. The Custom Mission Designer supports 3D models in .OBJ format and textures in .PNG or .JPG formats.


ROVsim2 Scanning Sonar

ROVsim² Pro Scanning Sonar Simulator

The included Scanning Sonar Simulator works with all ROVsim² Pro missions as well as any custom mission you may design in the Custom Mission Designer. The sonar simulator is so accurate, it can even pick up small contacts, such as the ROV tether, fish, as well as details of sonar targets, such as holes and bumps. The sonar display includes a full instrument display showing status of the cameras, heading, depth, altitude, speed, etc.

Additional Information:

Mission descriptions

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ROV simulator:

Integrated scanning Sonar simulator
Remote Instructor Control
Tether Management System
Vehicle pitch control
Two cameras on ROV
Expanded Custom Mission Designer
Vehicle dynamics editor
Current and visibility editor
Adjustable sea-state, surge and current
Casualty simulation
Windows 7 (32 bit, 64 bit optional)

Eleven Missions:

Swimming pool
Obstacle course
Municipal sewer
Water tank
Harbor inspection
Ship hull inspection
Crime investigation
Antarctic fauna survey
Lake SAR
Canal SAR
River SAR

Scanning Sonar:

Range controls (5 to 75 meters)
Beam width (45 to 360 degrees) and direction (0 to 360 degrees) controls
Variable gain (10 to 100%)

Instructor’s Remote Control

Environment (current, visibility, etc.) and casualties can be controlled with a separate USB keypad, computer or using a smart phone or tablet.

Ten included video overlays:

Outland Technologies
SeaEye Falcon
4 Custom Overlays

Included Tools:

2 DOF manipulator
Laser measuring device
Suction collector

Serial Data Output:

Vehicle data (position, heading, speed, depth and alttitude) are transmitted as NMEA 0183 text strings from the software via RS232 serial communications.

Hand Controller Support

Supports Microsoft HID compliant joysticks, custom hand controllers, and serial controllers using a custom interface.

Minimum system requirements:

Microsoft Windows 32 bit Operating System
i5 CPU or equivalent
3D performance oriented graphics card with a minimum of 1 GB video RAM
Monitor capable of 1680×945 pixels*
Joystick, gamepad, or hand controller
(*ROVsim² Pro can be run on either a single or dual monitors)

Recommended system and options:

Windows 64 bit Operating System
Intel Core i7 Processor
High performance 3D oriented graphics card with 2 GB video RAM
Two monitors capable of displaying 1024×768 pixels. (ROVsim² Pro can be run on either a single or dual monitors)
Custom ROV hand controller
USB Keypad, Smart Phone or Tablet for remote instructor control
External NMEA 0183 instruments, chart plotter, etc.

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