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Lightweight Explorer

Product Name:Lightweight Explorer
Length [m]:4
Width [m]:0.46
Height [m]:0.46
Min. weight of AUV in air [kg]:240
Max. Weight of AUV in air [kg]:400
Crane required:Y
Maximum payload [kg]:100
Maximum depth rating [m]:3000
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 :2
Min. required number of surface computers:2
Required size of storage room:6 m (20 ft) ISO container
Other requirements:
Navigation and Payload 
Navigation sensors - standard:Fibre-optic INU; 300 kHz DVL; depth sensor; altimeter
Navigation sensors - optional:Ring Laser Gyro INU
Payload sensors - standard:CTD; fluorometer; camera and LED light; swath bathymetry/sidescan sonar
Payload sensors - optional:
Total energy content [Wh]:96000
Nominal battery power [W]:1600
Endurance at nominal power [hr]:25
Battery swap possible:Y
Recharge time from empty [hr]:3
Telemetry and Control 
Acoustic telemetry:Y
Acoustic baud rate [bit/s]:19200
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:hydrographic survey; oceanographic survey
Distinguishable features :The design of the Lightweight Explorer retains the modularity of its larger siblings; with many components being shared across the entire range of Explorer AUVs.
Commercial Options:300m; 1000m; 3000m

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International Submarine Engineering

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



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