Aquanaut’s in the tank!

Aquanaut graduated to our test tank this week!  This week we started testing Aquanaut’s thrusters in our test tank.  As we bring more vehicle systems online each one of them will be tested and validated.  This weeks test was an instrumented Aquanaut thrust test.  In this test we fixed load cells to the vehicle and activated thrusters in various regimes to better characterized the effect of the thrusters in Aquanuat’s ROV mode.  A plus:  The test tank was briefly turned into a miserable Jacuzzi!  We’ll take what we can get 🙂