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Product Name:SONOBOT USV
Product Description:The SONOBOT unmanned surface vehicle offers a platform for planning and executing a hydrographic survey, delivering accurate geo-referenced bathymetric measurements and high-quality imagery with minimum transport, launch and recovery efforts. The concept of SONOBOT is to offer the end user a modular system with several configuration options and deliver a ready-to-use USV with all the on-board equipment installed and ready for immediate action. The basic SONOBOT version is well-rounded for multiple application scenarios and can be tailored to specific requirements with an extensive list of available upgrades.
Length [m]:1.32
Width [m]:0.92
Height [m]:0.45
Min. weight of USV in air [kg]:30
Max. Weight of USV in air [kg]:
Draft [m]:
Number of thrusters:2
Thruster specifications:2 carbon fiber floaters with jet thrusters
Chassis:2 carbon fiber floaters
Min. turning radius [m]:
Operational Area:operating range up to 40 km
Launch and recovery system:By hand
Max. speed [kn]:7
Min. crew size :Minimum crew - 1 person Flexible grid-based path planning, real-time navigation control, simple launch and recovery
Min. required number of surface computers:1
Max. Remote Operating Range {m}:40000
Available size of storage room:
Max. WMO seastate:
Other requirements:
Navigation and Payload 
Navigation sensors - standard:basic: DGPS w. EGNOS
Navigation sensors - optional:DGPS w. RTK, custom integration, RTK Base/Rover
Payload sensors - standard:Basic echosounder, 0.1 m accuracy
Payload sensors - optional:Side-scan sonar, BB single- or multi-beam echo-r
Energy and Propulsion 
Energy Source:Rechargeable batteries
Propulsion Power:
Endurance at nominal power [hr]:10
Communication and Control 
Type of Communication:WLAN, up to 2 km
Max. Baud rate [Mb/s]:
Data sent to shore:Onboard data logging, wireless transfer on demand.
Auto- control:Yes
Control parameters sent to the USV:
Emergency recovery procedure:
More information 
Applications:Hydrographic survey, search and recovery.
Distinguishable features :Carbon fiber floaters, corrosion-free materials, resistant to seawater and industrial waste water. Autonomous and radio controlled operation modes, Wi-Fi communication (GPRS/UMTS). On-board data logging, wireless transmission on demand. Comes with software for field operation and data processing with visual georeferenced representation. Fits into a car trunk compartment for transport
Commercial Options:SONOBOT basic, upgrades available

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