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Hybrid PTB-UUV

Product Name:Hybrid PTB-UUV
Length [m]:2.67
Width [m]:0.32
Height [m]:0.32
Min. weight of AUV in air [kg]:225
Max. Weight of AUV in air [kg]:225
Crane required:Y
Maximum payload [kg]:
Maximum depth rating [m]:900
Number of thrusters:1
Thruster specifications:Field-replaceable tail cone with prop, 3 fins
Hovering capabilities:
Min. turning radius [m]:11
Launch and recovery system:VCT Universal Docking System (Underwater) and LARS (Ramp-style)
Max. speed [kn]:7
Min. crew size :2
Min. required number of surface computers:1
Required size of storage room:3m long
Other requirements:Autopilot for vehicle steadiness
Navigation and Payload 
Navigation sensors - standard:IMU, GPS, Depth, USBL Transponder (tracking)
Navigation sensors - optional:Upgraded IMU, DVL
Payload sensors - standard:Edgetech 230 kHz/850 kHz Side Scan Sonar
Payload sensors - optional:Customer request
Total energy content [Wh]:2500
Nominal battery power [W]:500
Endurance at nominal power [hr]:5
Battery swap possible:N
Recharge time from empty [hr]:8
Telemetry and Control 
Acoustic telemetry:Y
Acoustic baud rate [bit/s]:40
Radio telemetry:Y
Radio baud rate [bit/s]:54000
Max. Baud rate of ethernet connection [Mb/s]:54000
Data sent to the surface:Position; Fault condition
Control parameters sent to the AUV:Stop/Switch Mission Plan
Emergency recovery procedure:Positive buoyancy; Acoustic locator
More information 
Applications:Users that benefit from a single system that can be used as a high-performance tow body and an untethered UUV based on the same vehicle. Search and survey; Mine countermeasures (MCM); Open architecture R&D platform
Distinguishable features :Powered Tow Body Mode converts the UUV into a steady towfish by swapping out the nose section and using propulsion to achieve depth.
Commercial Options:VCT Operator Console software standard.

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Supplier Information

Vehicle Control Technologies, Inc.

  • 1900 Campus Commons Drive - Suite 300
  • 20191-1530 Reston
  • VA
  • United States of America



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