HydroCat-180™

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.

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Specifications

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.

HydroCat-180™

Data Sheet

From the design board to open waters, the HydroCat-180 is a versatile platform for deploying the highest-resolution equipment available.

Surveying off California's coast with a SeaBat T20 installed in 3m rollers and 1m chop.  Survey speed 5-6 knots with sonar pole deployed.