Our USV systems
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 equipped with diesel engine, the 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 fit into a standard cargo-freight container, which makes the MARINER USV a mobile and 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 181 cm length and 60kg weight) an obvious candidate for shorter duration surveys in lakes, canals, rivers, ponds and harbours. Compared to a bigger USV, the OTTER also has a lower price entry point.
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 an integrated USV bathymetry system, in addition to the possibility of converting almost any vessel into an Unmanned Surface Vehicle with our USV Conversion System.
We focus on flexibility. Some users want the option of using their survey boat in an unmanned mode, while still having the option of manned use. Other users see a potential in using Unmanned Surface Vehicles, but are not yet ready to take the cost of investing in a custom USV platform.