AUV Specifications

 
Depth Capability: 5,000 m
Length: 6.6 m
Weight: 1,500 kg
Endurance: 24 hrs (140 km)
Speed: 1.0 – 2.5 m/s
Power: Li-Ion Batteries (16.5 kWh)
Recharge Time: 10 hrs
Propulsion: Brushless DC electric motor driven propeller
 

Navigation:

IXBlue PHINS Fibre Optic Inertial Navigation System, coupled with upward and downward Doppler Velocity Logs and Ultra Short Base Line (USBL) aiding

 

Forward Obstacle Avoidance:

Imagenex Delta T 837A 120o vertical x 10o horizontal

 

Acoustic Communications:

Sercel MATS 3G 10-15 kHz, 15 km range

 

Acoustic Tracking:

IXBlue GAPS 4,000 m range

 

Surface Communications:

Encomm Commpak 2.4 GHz WiFi

Xeos Apollo Iridium

 

Payload:

Sonar

Edgetech 2205

520 KHz Bathymetry

230/520 KHz Sidescan

4-24 KHz Sub-Bottom

 

Magnetometer

OFG Self-Compensating Magnetometer

+/- 0.65 Gauss (0.0001 m Gauss resolution)

 

Conductivity, Temerature, Depth (CTD)

Seabird FastCAT 49

16 Hz sampling

 

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP)  (upward + downward)

RDI Workhorse Navigator

Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
May 3, 2018