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Teledyne Marine SEARAPTOR

High Resolution Survey for Deep Sea Applications

The SeaRaptor AUV is a new survey-grade deepwater autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) from Teledyne Gavia, designed to operate at abyssal depths. A wide range of sensors allows the SeaRaptor to support a variety of applications, such as search and recovery, salvage, exploration, construction support, marine archaeology, and oceanography. The SeaRaptor AUV is depth rated to 3000m or 6000m.

  • Teledyne Marine SEARAPTOR
Teledyne Marine
1026 North Williamson Blvd.
32114 Daytona Beach
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Description

Benefits:

  • ​SeaRaptor offers several payload ports that provide serial communication, Ethernet, and power, allowing for field swappable sensors
  • Redundant emergency systems provide extra recovery options both below the water and on the surface
  • Software is based on the proven software used for over a decade with the standard Gavia AUV

The SEARAPTOR™ is a survey grade deep water autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) designed to operate at abyssal depths. A wide range of sensors allow the SeaRaptor™ to complete several types of missions including: broad area search with side-sc​an sonar, hydrographic survey with multibeam and sub bottom profiler, and high resolution inspection survey with camera and acoustic sonar. These surveys support a variety of applications, such as search an

​The SeaRaptor AUV is depth rated to 3000m or 6000m.

Modularity - The vehicle offers several payload ports that provide serial communication, Ethernet, and power. These ports can be used for field swappable sensors. In addition, removable batteries and data storage enable rapid turn-around to maximize operating time.

Specifications

  • Propulsion or glider
  • Demonstration Video (YouTube/Vimeo URL)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW7IUWel6yc
  • Length [m]
    5.5
  • Min. weight of AUV in air [kg]
    1000
  • Max. Weight of AUV in air [kg]
    1200
  • Maximum depth rating [m]
    6000
  • Max. speed [kn]
    4
  • Payload sensors - standard
    Teledyne RESON Multi-Beam Echo Sounder (MBES)
  • Payload sensors 2
    ​​Teledyne Benthos Sub bottom profiler (SBP)
  • Payload sensors 3
    EdgeTech dual frequency side scan sonar (SSS)
  • Payload sensors 4
    CathX high resolution camera, laser scanning, and strobes
  • Payload sensors 5
    Teledyne Rd Instruments Conductivity Temperature Depth sensor (CTD)
  • Payload sensors 6
    Teledyne BlueView forward looking sonar for advanced obstacke avoidance
  • Total energy content [Wh]
    Standard 13kWh Extended 16kWh
  • Endurance at nominal power [hr]
    24 hrs at 3 Knots
  • Battery swap
    yes
  • Acoustic telemetry
    Y
  • Radio telemetry
    Y
  • Emergency recovery procedure
    The vehicle is equipped with multiple safety systems, providing improved redundancy by including multiple devices both for recovery underwater and on the surface such as: Acoustic pinger; Acoustic drop weight release; Satellite locator beacon; Radio Frequency (RF) beacon
  • Navigation Unit 1
    Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)
  • Navigation Unit 2
    Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) and depth sensor
  • Navigation Unit 3
    Inertial navigation system (0.1% DT accuracy)
  • Navigation Unit 4
    Positioning accuracy can be maintained over longer duration deployments by utilizing Ultra Short Baseline (USBL) or ranging to bottom-moored Long Baseline (LBL) transponders (optional)
  • Applications
    ​Deep Sea Survey Deep Sea Mapping
  • Distinguishable features
    Work at Depths up to 6000m
  • Communication Sensor 1
    Wireless LAN: IEEE 802.11g compliant
  • Communication Sensor 2
    Radio Frequency (RF): User selectable from 400kHz - 2.4GHz
  • Communication Sensor 3
    Satellite communications: Full global coverage via Iridium link
  • Communication Sensor 4
    Acoustic modem: For tracking and status updates, >10 km range)
  • Communication Sensor 5
    Strobe Light: For visibility at the surface
  • Software Included 1
    The vehicle software is based on the proven software used on the Gavia AUV for over a decade. The mission planning software features a chart based planning tool that allows the user to easily program a wide range of missions for the vehicle. The same software is used for operations, data retrieval, and post mission analysis.
  • Control Equipment
    The vehicle can be delivered with extensive topside equipment that aid in vehicle operations and recovery including:​​​​Containerized (ISO) storage and operation facility; Ruggedized operation stations; Industry standard launch and recovery system allowing safe recovery in high sea-state

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