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Seafloor HydroDrone USV


The Seafloor HyDrone™ is a one-man portable catamaran platform developed for hydrographic survey applications. It has a light-weight, wide profile and watertight construction to provide stability and ruggedness. And, with the addition of the dependable HydroLite-TM portable echosounder kit, the HyDrone™ accomplishes the same results as more expensive remotely controlled survey systems. The HyDrone™ is made from professional grade, water-tight marine components and readily disassembles for ease of transport.

Applications: Inspection / survey of mines, sewage treatment plants, contaminated lakes, and rivers. *Both remotely controlled and autonomous navigation suites available.

Survey Speed: 3km
Top Speed: 6km (Payload Dependent)
Hull Length: 116cm
Hull Width: 21cm
Full Width: 73cm
Hull Material: UV Resistant HDPE
Frame: Aluminum Powder Coated
Hardware: Stainless Steel
Empty Hull Weight w/ Batteries: 9.8kg
Payload: 15kg
Power: 2x 14.8 VDC 16 Ah Battery LiPo
Battery Endurance: 8 Hours at Survey Speed
Electronic Control Unit: 2x 120 amp
Motor: 2x Brushless Thruster
Steering: Differential
Remote Control: 2.4GHz Long Range RCU
Remote Range: Up to 1km
Hatches: 4x 7″ Twist-Out Watertight Closure
GPS: Compatible with All Brands
Echosounder Package (Optional): Seafloor HydroLite™, HydroLite-DFX