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Product Name:Dorado
Length [m]:8.23
Width [m]:2.28
Height [m]:1.17
Min. weight of AUV in air [kg]:6600
Max. Weight of AUV in air [kg]:
Crane required:Y
Maximum payload [kg]:800
Maximum depth rating [m]:
Number of thrusters:1
Thruster specifications:Contra-rotating propeller with single rudder.
Hovering capabilities:
Min. turning radius [m]:150
Launch and recovery system:Ship or shore crane
Max. speed [kn]:14
Min. crew size :4
Min. required number of surface computers:1
Required size of storage room:12 m (40 ft) ISO container; 2.9m (9ft 6in) tall
Other requirements:
Navigation and Payload 
Navigation sensors - standard:gyro; DGPS; fluxgate compass
Navigation sensors - optional:Fibre-optic INU; towfish positioning system
Payload sensors - standard:ISE Aurora towfish (side-scan sonar; CTD; etc.); multi-beam side-scan sonar
Payload sensors - optional:
Total energy content [Wh]:
Nominal battery power [W]:
Endurance at nominal power [hr]:28
Battery swap possible:
Recharge time from empty [hr]:2
Telemetry and Control 
Acoustic telemetry:
Acoustic baud rate [bit/s]:
Radio telemetry:Y
Radio baud rate [bit/s]:9000
Max. Baud rate of ethernet connection [Mb/s]:
Data sent to the surface:Towfish data; masthead camera; winch camera.
Control parameters sent to the AUV:Direct vehicle control or changes to the pre-planned mission
Emergency recovery procedure:Stop mode - vehicle comes to a stop on the surface.
More information 
Applications:MCM; battle space preparation; oceanographic survey and mapping; towing sonars
Distinguishable features :Dorado is an autonomous semi-submersible vehicle designed for MCM and sea floor mapping tasks. The Aurora towfish can be equipped with a variety of side-scan sonars; MBES and SBP. Dorado is also markreted as the SeaKeeper by DCN in France.
Commercial Options:Survey

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