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Seafloor HydroCat -180 USV


The Seafloor HydroCat-180™ is our largest USV to date, and is capable of transiting from inshore to nearshore environments whilst carrying high-resolution payloads. The HydroCat-180™ has an 18-ft (5.5 m) catamaran-style design with individually articulated hulls, a self-stabilizing deck, and dual-actuated electric motors. The vessel also contains a retractable sonar mount, SVP winch, and is capable of conducting fully-autonomous hydrographic surveys in rougher waters. Similar to other models, the onboard AutoNav™ enables for autonomous data collection for more consistent survey results.

Applications: Inspection / survey of lakes, harbors, large rivers, rough nearshore environments, water quality research, tidal zones.

Top Speed: 6.9km
Hull Length: 5.5m
Overall Width: 2.5m
Hull Material: UV Resistant HDPE
Height: 3m
Frame: Aluminum
Empty Hull Weight: 590kg
Payload: 317.5kg
Power: 12-24 VDC
Communications: Wifi
Battery Endurance: 8 hours +
Motor: 2 x Electric Torqueedo™ 4 kW ~ 10 HP
Remote Control: RCU 2.4GHz
Remote Range: Up to 2km
GPS: Compatible with All Brands – Customer Specified
Available Sonar Modules: Single or dual-head ultra high resolution multibeam sonar, ADCP, Side Scan, Sub-bottom Profiler, Magnometer
Available Auxiliary Equipment: Sound Velocimeter, Velocity Profiler or CTD, Wi-Fi Remote Desktop, 180° HD Video Camera, Remote Controlled Profiling Winch, LiDAR