The HydroCat-180™ USV is capable of transiting from inshore to nearshore environments with high-resolution equipment payloads to conduct preplanned autonomous hydrographic surveys. The 18ft
(5.5m) catamaran features individually-articulating pontoons, a gimballed deck, retractable sonar pole mount, and independently-actuated electric motors. The vessel can be transported via trailer, programmed to execute missions, and navigate up to sea state 5 conditions with its aluminum hull construction.
Applications: Inspection / survey of lakes, harbors, large rivers,
rough nearshore environments, water quality research, tidal zones.
Length: 18 ft (5.5 m)
Width: 8 ft (2.5 m)
Overall Height: 7.5 ft (2.3m)
Equipment Payload: 800 lbs (365 kg)
Propulsion: Dual Electric Torqueedo Outboards
Communication: Wifi Data Com System
Computer: Onboard Industrial PC
Default Battery Configuration: 4 Batteries
Max Speed: 6 kn*
Optimal Survey Speed: 2.5kn - 4.0kn*
*Speed in ideal conditions. 4 to 18 hours operational endurance at survey speed or 1.5 hours operational endurance at max speed with default battery configuration.
Can upgrade to additional batteries to extend survey operation endurance.