November 18, 2015

Mariner [USV]

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USV SYSTEMS AND SOLUTIONS


Unmanned Surface Vehicle systems is a risk eliminating and cost saving tool for maritime data aquisition in the surface zone. There are applications for USV systems in nearly any application where boats are being used today, but we are currently seeing the best potential within military/govermental applications as well as within geophysical exploration and environmental monitoring. With its long-range capabilities data acquisition can be conducted automatically in a 24/7 operational time-frame.

The Mariner USV is a multipurpose unmanned vehicle originally built for a partner within the geophysical exploration industry. The vehicle is based on the successful PolarCirkel workboat and offers a very stable, unsinkable and near maintenance-free polyethylene hull. The Mariner can be built in a size that will make the vehicle fit into a standard 20 feet container for easy cargo shipping. The Mariner is equipped with a large payload room of more than one cubic meter and can be equipped with a variety of surface and sub-surface sensors/payload types such as: EO/IR camera, radars, oceanographic instruments, hydroacoustic positioning systems, echo sounders (single and multibeam) and sonar systems etc. The sub-surface sensors can be mounted through a 300mm moon-pool in the mid area of the craft, and an elevator mechanism for sinking and lowering the sensor under the hull can also be installed.
The Mariner is typically delivered with an inboard diesel engine with waterjet propulsion. The standard diesel tank of 250 liter gives the Mariner an endurance of more than 50 hours in typical survey speed. The USV operator monitors the Mariner and its installed payload from the Vehicle Control Station (VCS) which features electronic charts, engine and navigation info. The operator can monitor the surrounding sea areas from AIS, video and radar a information.
Complete system: Weight: 1 700 kg 
Complete system: Length x Height: 5.85 x 2,05 m

MARINERTM COMPONENTS

VEHICLE CONTROL STATION [VCS]
VEHICLE CONTROL STATION [VCS]
Control center for operating the MARINER
MOONPOOL
MOONPOOL
For different instalations underneath the MARINER
RADAR
RADAR
RADIO SYSTEM WITH ANTENNA
RADIO SYSTEM WITH ANTENNA
HD CAMERA
HD CAMERA
LAUNCH AND RECOVERY SYSTEM
LAUNCH AND RECOVERY SYSTEM
Lifting gear for transport of the MARINER

MARINERTM FEATURES

AIS RECEIVER
AIS RECEIVER
AIS receiver data visualized in the OverView chart module.
INFRARED (IR) CAMERA
INFRARED (IR) CAMERA
IR-camera enables day & night real-time footage
DAYLIGHT (EO) CAMERA
DAYLIGHT (EO) CAMERA
BATHYMETRY
BATHYMETRY
Maritime Robotics USV systems can be delivered on almost any hull that matches the user ́s mission profile, and by listening to the market we have chosen two (2) standardized sizes for a integrated USV bathymetry system, in addition to the possibility of converting almost any boat to an Unmanned Surface Vehicle with our USV Conversion System.
Size matters when it comes to sea-state capabilities and endurance, and for open-water and coastal missions the larger Mariner USV will be the obvious choice. Capable of open water operations (coastal and offshore) our Mariner USV offers a survey endurance of 2 days’ continuous operation and a speed range of up to more than 30 knots for rapid transit legs. Slightly below 6m overall length, it can still fit into a standard cargo-freight container, which makes the Mariner USV a relatively deployable system.