Towed System Magnus Tow- Mariscope



One of the special systems made by Mariscope is the towed vehicle called Magnus Tow. This system is mainly used for the observation of trawls.

This vehicle has the peculiarity to be equipped with Magnus rotors. These rotors perform the function of a propeller, without the equipment being entangled while working in the trawl-nets.

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 dimension of this system and optimizing the spaces inside the vehicle, the propulsion engines of the Magnus rotors are decoupled and linked by means of special high performance flexible shafts.