Patent Number: 8,577,288

Title: Subsea transfer system providing wireless data transfer, electrical power transfer and navigation

Abstract: The present invention relates to a transfer system for providing wireless data transfer, electrical power transfer and navigation between a mobile subsea vehicle and a deployed subsea station that uses acoustic and electromagnetic carrier signals for wireless communication and navigation. An inductive connector is provided for power transfer between mobile subsea vehicle and a deployed subsea station without conductive contact.

Inventors: Rhodes; Mark (West Lothian, GB), Hyland; Brendan Peter (Edinburgh, GB), Jaffrey; Andrew (Turriff, GB)

Assignee: WFS Technologies Ltd.

International Classification: H04B 13/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017