Proficiency Requirement 2:

Defender Operational Tactics

Operators should be able to control the ROV manually and using the autonomous piloting features. This includes all phases of an operation from initial setup and launch through retrieve and storage. The operator's objective is usually to complete a task - piloting the ROV needs to be a secondary and instinctive process so that the operator can focus on accomplishing the primary objectives. Operators should not be distracted by having to search the interface to find a feature or not taking advantage of the tools that can make the tasks easier.

  1. Pre Dive Set Up
    1. Inspection
    2. Make Connections
      1. Strain Relief Connections
    3. Apply Power
    4. Function Test
    5. Launch Vehicle
    6. Check / Adjust Ballast
    7. Stabilize Vehicle
    8. Initialize Navigation
      1. Heading Check and Calibration if Necessary
      2. Location
        1. Reset to GPS
        2. Set Position
        3. Copy/Paste Entry from Topside GPS
        4. Manual Entry
      3. Declination
        1. Use Auto Declination
        2. Look Up Declination
        3. Manual Entry
  2. Manual Flight
    1. Power Setting
    2. Joystick Gains
    3. Surge F-R
    4. Sway L-R
    5. Heave U-D
    6. Yaw L-R
    7. Hover
  3. Auto Assisted Flight
    1. Heading (Set Point)
    2. Depth (Set Point)
    3. Altitude (Set Point)
    4. Pitch (Increment/Decrement/Zero)
    5. Roll (Increment/Decrement/Zero)
    6. Disable Autos
  4. Lights Control
    1. Narrow
    2. Wide
  5. Camera Control
    1. Tilt Up/Down
    2. Pitch Vehicle Up/Down
    3. Yaw Vehicle Left/Right
    4. Focus Near/Far
    5. Zoom In/Out
    6. White Balance
    7. Current Tilt Display
    8. Recenter Tilt
  6. Logging
    1. Snapshots
      1. Hand Controller
      2. Interface
      3. Screen Capture
    2. HiRes Snapshots
    3. Record
      1. Record with Screencast
  7. Playback
    1. Playback
    2. Set Logging Location
    3. Export
      1. Select Channel(s)
  8. Sonar Operations
    1. Adjust Range
    2. Adjust Gain
    3. Adjust Bias / Span
    4. Select Frequency
    5. Identify targets
  9. GPS Operations
  10. DVL Operations
  11. USBL Operations
  12. Manipulator Operations
    1. Rotate Jaws
    2. Open Jaws
    3. Close Jaws
  13. Charts
    1. Download Chart
    2. Create Chart
    3. Load Chart
    4. Set Opacity
    5. Set Layer Order
    6. Remove Chart
  14. Dynamic Positioning
    1. Activate
    2. Set Step Size
    3. Use Jog Controls
      1. Jog Controls Window
      2. Keyboard
      3. Xbox Elite
    4. Emergency Stop
  15. Missions
    1. Waypoints
      1. Set Waypoint Defaults
      2. Select Mission
      3. Place Waypoints
      4. Go To Waypoint
      5. Edit Waypoints
      6. Edit Waypoints Dynamically
      7. Lock/Unlock Waypoints
      8. Reorder Waypoints
    2. Mission Execution
      1. Create Mission
      2. Execute Mission
      3. Hold
      4. Reverse Route
      5. Previous
      6. Next
      7. Use Locks
        1. Control Speed
        2. Control Heading
        3. Control Depth
      8. Manage Missions
    3. Regions
      1. Place Region
      2. Set Coverage
      3. Clear Coverage
      4. Move Region
      5. Delete Region
  16. Markers
    1. Place Markers
    2. Edit Markers
    3. Go To Marker
  17. MOB
    1. Place MOB
    2. Edit MOB
  18. Orbit
    1. Locate
    2. Advance / Retreat
    3. Orbit
  19. Sonar Orbit
    1. Establish Tracking
    2. Advance / Retreat
    3. Orbit
  20. Post Dive Procedures
    1. Equipment Care
      1. Cleaning
      2. Storage
    2. Data Management
      1. Data Recovery
      2. Data Analysis
      3. Data Archiving

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