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


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




Edgetech 2205

520 KHz Bathymetry

230/520 KHz Sidescan

4-24 KHz Sub-Bottom



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
3 May, 2018