March 2, 2016

Otter [USV]

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OTTER™, The portable USV system


Our small OTTER™ is a higly deployable integrated turnkey system for bathymetry in sheltered waters such as small lakes, rivers, ponds and harbours.

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 6 m overall length, it can still t into a standard cargo-freight container, which makes the Mariner USV a relatively deployable system.

A smaller vehicle can be more flexible and convenient when it comes to sheltered and calm waters. A small USV has obvious advantages, both during shipping and handling at the site of operation, making our new OTTER™ (of only 150cm length and 70kg weight) an obvious candidate for shorter duration surveys in lakes, canals, rivers, ponds and harbours. Compared to a bigger USV, the OTTER™ is also a lower price entry point for the users who are keen on starting with USV based surveying.

Turnkey USV system
The OTTER™ is our newest member of our USV family. With a logistic footprint of only 1,65x0,95m and a weight of 60kg, it is an easy deployable asset that can be transported in a van or even with normal airliners to where the job needs to be done. Electric propulsion and a tightly integrated bathymetric survey system, makes this system a cost-ef cient and “ready from the box” option for bathymetric surveys in sheltered waters such as smaller lakes, canals, rivers, ponds and harbour areas.

 

OTTERTM COMPONENTS

VEHICLE CONTROL STATION [VCS]
VEHICLE CONTROL STATION [VCS]
Maritime Robotics ́ custom Vehicle Con- trol Station (VCS) allows the surveyor to plan the missions in a maritime chart based graphical user interface and also to monitor the mission and the data acquisition quality while the USV is sailing. The VCS can be delivered on a ruggedized handheld control terminal.
HD CAMERA
HD CAMERA
RADIO SYSTEM WITH ANTENNA
RADIO SYSTEM WITH ANTENNA

OTTERTM FEATURES

DAYLIGHT (EO) CAMERA
DAYLIGHT (EO) CAMERA
BATHMETRY
BATHMETRY
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 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.