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 kgComplete system: Length x Height: 5.85 x 2,05 m