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ECA Group A9-E(Alister family)

A18-E is the imaging configuration of ECA Group A18 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, AUV, family. IHO S44 compliant compliant, it is dedicated to hydrography, oceanography and REA. Deployed from surface ship, this system can be delivered with a LARS al…

  • ECA Group A9-E(Alister family)
ECA Group
ZI Toulon Est / 262 Rue des frères Lumière
83130 LA GARDE
France

Description

A18-E is the imaging configuration of ECA Group A18 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, AUV, family. IHO S44 compliant compliant, it is dedicated to hydrography, oceanography and REA. Deployed from surface ship, this system can be delivered with a LARS allowing automatic underwater recovery. It performs autonomous mission up to 300 m depth with 21h endurance, and is easy transportable by plane for oversea missions.

Specifications

  • Length [m]
    1.98
  • Min. weight of AUV in air [kg]
    70
  • Max. Weight of AUV in air [kg]
    100
  • Portable
    Y
  • Crane required
    N
  • Maximum payload [kg]
    25
  • Maximum depth rating [m]
    200
  • Number of thrusters
    1
  • Thruster specifications
    1 ducted propeller; 4 stern rudder control
  • Hovering capabilities
    Optional
  • Type
    Propulsion
  • Min. turning radius [m]
    6
  • Launch and Recovery System
    can be lauched by one or two crew from an RHIB or shore
  • Max. speed [kn]
    5
  • Min. crew size
    1
  • Min. required number of surface computers
    2
  • Required size of storage room
    All storage room
  • Navigation sensors - standard
    Dead reckoning; depth sensor; DGPS
  • Navigation sensors - optional
    INS
  • Payload sensors - standard
    Side Scan Sonar + other sensors depending on configuration
  • Payload sensors - optional
    Video camera and lights; CTD probe; 900 kHz Acoustic camera; MBES; Avoidance Sonar; SAS ;dual frequency Side Scan Sonar
  • Endurance at nominal power [hr]
    24
  • Battery swap
    Y
  • Recharge time from empty [hr]
    2
  • Acoustic telemetry
    Y
  • Acoustic baud rate [bit/s]
    19000
  • Radio telemetry
    Y
  • Max. Baud rate of ethernet connection [Mb/s]
    100
  • Data sent to the surface
    vehicle control; status; sonar; video snapshots
  • Control parameters sent to the AUV
    C&C orders; Mission change
  • Emergency recovery procedure
    vehicle stops and come back to surface; recovered by a net
  • Applications
    oceanography/hydrography; seabed survey; construction support; harbour security; mine warfare
  • Commercial Options
    Payload configuration dependent

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