This is a part of my experience during my internship at Shuizetec. I am responsible for designing a smart buoy that can dock an underwater vehicle, and can charge the underwater vehicle through the solar panel mounted on the buoy.
The purpose of the buoy in the ocean ranch is to serve as a stop for the ROV, which can provide power for the ROV, and is responsible for communicating with the ground station, and can detect meteorological and hydrological information and return the base station.
The overall frame provides space for the installation of functional modules, and the selection principle is simplify operations and light weight. Finally, the 2020 aluminum profile was selected, with the corner blocks, which can achieve flexible spatial structure overlap, which is more flexible and easy to operate than the stainless steel pipe welding scheme originally proposed.