Mariscope Meerestechnik

Magnus Tow

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One of the special systems manufactured by Mariscope is the towed vehicle called as Magnus Tow. This system is mainly used for the observation of trawls while operating with them. This vehicle has the peculiarity that it is equipped with Magnus rotors. These rotors perform the function of a propeller, without the equipment being entangled while working in the network.

The effect of Magnus rotors is widely described in the international literature. Mariscope used this principle to optimize the function of this vehicle. The development was carried out in cooperation with the Fisheries Research Institute of Hamburg, Germany.

To reduce the dimensions of the system and optimize the spaces inside the vehicle, the propulsion engines for the Magnus rotors are decoupled and linked by means of special high performance flexible shafts.

The vehicle is usually equipped with high sensitivity and resolution cameras, horizontal and vertical scanning sonar systems and other measuring equipment can be installed as per customer’s requirements.