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HydroCat™-550

The HydroCat-550™ USV is capable of transiting from inshore to nearshore environments with high-resolution equipment payloads to conduct preplanned autonomous hydrographic surveys. The 5.5m (18ft) 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.

 

Specifications

Length: 5.5m (18 ft)

Width: 2.5m (8 ft)

Overall Height: 2.3m (7.5 ft)

Equipment Payload: 365 kgs (800lbs)

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.

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