Sampling Equipment

Manipulators

2 of Schilling Titan 4:

Hydraulic - 7 function, 6 degrees of freedom Kraft Predator II

Sampling and Payload

Five hydraulic bi-directional functions available for science Sample Storage

Forward sampling drawer (basket), 98 centimeters (38.5 inches) x 1.52 meters (60 inches), with hydraulic movement Two swing arms, one each side, 51 centimeters (20 inches) x 51 centimeters (20 inches), with hydraulic movement. Aft-bay (42' x 24' x 66'):

Elevator Sampler: mission configurable. Payload: 200 lbs.

  • Free ascent
  • Three elevators are available to support a wide range of dive missions: Jason Elevator (payload ~ 200 lb); Minivator (smaller footprint, smaller payload); and UnderVator (for heavy lifting)

Payload (Two Body): Up to 450 lbs. depending on sensor packages and depths

Payload (Single Body): Up to 4,000 lbs.

More Information on ROV Jason Sampling systems

ROV Jason's previous vehicle sled and sampling/sensors configurations can be previewed here (2008-present: this record has been updated periodically after cruises)

Also available are: Tool sled drawings (Feb. 2018 version)