HydroCat-180

Unmanned Surface Vehicle

High-end autonomous catamaran for hydrographic survey

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The HydroCat-180 is a USV capable of transiting from inshore out to offshore environments whilst carrying high-resolution payloads to conduct full autonomous hydrographic surveys.

The HydroCat-180 is an 18-ft (6 m) catamaran, with individually articulated hulls, a gimballed deck, and dual-actuated electric motors. Additionally, the vessel can be transported via trailer, has a retractable sonar mount, SVP winch, and is capable of operating autonomously.

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Hardware Specifications

  • Length:  18 ft (approx. 5.5 m)
  • Width:  2.5 m
  • Overall Height:  2.75 m
  • Endurance:  8-12 hours
  • Payload:  320 kg
  • Propulsion:  Dual Electric Outboards
  • Cruise Speed:  3 kn
  • Max Speed:  6.9 kn
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Key Features

  • Wifi Data Communication System
  • Onboard Industrial PC
  • Individually Articulated Hulls
  • Gimballed Deck
  • Mast
  • Remote Controlled Sonar Deployment System
  • with Locking Piston
  • 2 batteries (+ 2 spares) – 48 volt 150 Ah
  • 2 x 10HP Torqueedo Motors
  • AutoPilot
  • Trailer
  • Nav Aids (Strobe, Nav Lights, Day Shapes)
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Available Componants

  • Single / Dual Head Ultra-High Resolution Multibeam Echosounder
  • 180 – Degree HD Video Camera
  • Sound Velocity Profiling Winch
  • LIDAR
  • Sidescan Sonar
  • Magnetometer
  • Sub Bottom Profiler

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