Inside the new underwater tv camera
This new colour tv camera is housed in a pressure dome, and here we see the camera hemisphere before final coating with matt black paint. The camera is designed to work from a variable polarity dc supply, and has a bridge rectifier, 12 volt regulator for the tv camera electronics, and a 5 volt regulator for the radio control receiver and tilt servo. The camera mounting plate serves as the heat sink for the rectifier and regulators.
It is presently undergoing final assembly and will be tested in early August 2001. If anyone has a spare dome port housing please get in touch so I can make a second unit!