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Vertex AUV

Product Name:Vertex AUV
Length [m]:0.70
Width [m]:0.30
Height [m]:0.20
Min. weight of AUV in air [kg]:6
Max. Weight of AUV in air [kg]:7
Crane required:N
Maximum payload [kg]:1
Maximum depth rating [m]:300
Number of thrusters:5
Thruster specifications:n/a
Hovering capabilities:Intrinsic
Min. turning radius [m]:0.1
Launch and recovery system:Hand launched and recovered
Max. speed [kn]:3
Min. crew size :1
Min. required number of surface computers:1
Required size of storage room:1.5m*0.5m*0.5m
Other requirements:none
Navigation and Payload 
Navigation sensors - standard:GPS (surface), MEMS linear acceleration sensor, MEMS gyro, 3D flux compass
Navigation sensors - optional:vehicle-to-vehicle range and bearing for cooperative navigation
Payload sensors - standard:Xylem's EXO2 multiparameter sonde with up to 7 sensors
Payload sensors - optional:other payloads available on request
Total energy content [Wh]:360
Nominal battery power [W]:45
Endurance at nominal power [hr]:8
Battery swap possible:N
Recharge time from empty [hr]:3
Telemetry and Control 
Acoustic telemetry:N
Acoustic baud rate [bit/s]:50
Radio telemetry:Y
Radio baud rate [bit/s]:250000
Max. Baud rate of ethernet connection [Mb/s]:0
Data sent to the surface:n/a at the moment (later: speed, heading, status)
Control parameters sent to the AUV:n/a at the moment (later: abort, waypoint)
Emergency recovery procedure:positively buoyant, AUV broadcasts range and bearing pings
More information 
Applications:- high density mapping of physical/chemical parameters - plume tracking/tracing
Distinguishable features :- designed from the ground up to be deployed as a swarm of 5-10 or more vehicles - built-in scalable vehicle-to-vehicle communication for collaborative sampling and collaborative navigation - "checkable" luggage (less than 20 kg) and non-LiPo battery options available - high maneuverability - innovative hub-less, rim driven thruster (patented)
Commercial Options:n/a

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Supplier Information
  • Hydromea

  • EPFL Innovation Park - Batiment C
  • 1015 Lausanne
  • Switzerland



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