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Arctic Explorer

Product Name:Arctic Explorer
Length [m]:7.4
Width [m]:0.74
Height [m]:0.74
Min. weight of AUV in air [kg]:2200
Max. Weight of AUV in air [kg]:
Crane required:Y
Maximum payload [kg]:125
Maximum depth rating [m]:5000
Number of thrusters:1
Thruster specifications:Single propeller with rear hydroplanes for directional control.
Hovering capabilities:
Min. turning radius [m]:10
Launch and recovery system:crane; A-frame; ramp
Max. speed [kn]:4.86
Min. crew size :4
Min. required number of surface computers:2
Required size of storage room:9 m (30 ft) ISO container
Other requirements:
Navigation and Payload 
Navigation sensors - standard:Fibre-optic INU; 300 kHz DVL; depth sensor; altimeter
Navigation sensors - optional:
Payload sensors - standard:CTD; multibeam echosounder; singlebeam echosounder
Payload sensors - optional:
Total energy content [Wh]:48
Nominal battery power [W]:1600
Endurance at nominal power [hr]:85
Battery swap possible:Y
Recharge time from empty [hr]:15
Telemetry and Control 
Acoustic telemetry:Y
Acoustic baud rate [bit/s]:15360
Radio telemetry:Y
Radio baud rate [bit/s]:420000
Max. Baud rate of ethernet connection [Mb/s]:100
Data sent to the surface:Basic AUV status information; fault alarms; errors; warnings.
Control parameters sent to the AUV:Simple task verbs; order to change to a different mission plan or step; instruments can be powered on and off.
Emergency recovery procedure:Vehicle will surface passively or using drop weight. Can be located at surface using strobe light; RF beacon; or Iridium modem.
More information 
Applications:under-ice survey; hydrographic survey; oceanographic survey
Distinguishable features :The Arctic Explorer has a unique variable ballast system that enables it to park on the sea floor or hold itself on the underside of the ice during the mission.
Commercial Options:5000m

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International Submarine Engineering

  • 1734 Broadway Street
  • V3C 2M8 Port Coquitlam
  • BC
  • Canada



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