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SeaExplorer Glider

The SEAEXPLORER vehicle moves through the water by varying its buoyancy, resulting in very long endurance and stealthy actuation.It resurfaces regularly to transmit information back to the operator including its GPS-position, scientific data and inte

ALSEAMAR
9 Europarc
13590 Meyreuil
France
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Description

The SEAEXPLORER vehicle moves through the water by varying its buoyancy, resulting in very long endurance and stealthy actuation.It resurfaces regularly to transmit information back to the operator including its GPS-position, scientific data and internal parameters.

Specifications

  • Length [m]
    2
  • Width [m]
    0.25
  • Height [m]
    0.25
  • Min. weight of AUV in air [kg]
    59
  • Max. Weight of AUV in air [kg]
    59
  • Portable
    Y
  • Crane required
    N
  • Maximum payload [kg]
    8
  • Maximum depth rating [m]
    1000
  • Number of thrusters
    2
  • Thruster specifications
    Thrusters are optional
  • Hovering capabilities
    Intrinsic
  • Min. turning radius [m]
    20
  • Launch and Recovery System
    upon request
  • Max. speed [kn]
    1
  • Min. crew size
    2
  • Min. required number of surface computers
    1
  • Navigation sensors - standard
    Compas, IRIDIUM Modem, GPS, Altimeter
  • Payload sensors - standard
    CTD(Sea-Bird); DO(Sea-Bird); Chlorophyll (WetLabs);CDOM (WetLabs); Turbidity (WetLabs); Hydrocarbon(ALSEAMAR); Methane (Franatech); Sewage &Pesticides(ALSEAMAR); Acoustic Recorder(ALSEAMAR);Altimeter; ADCP (Nortek);
  • Payload sensors - optional
    Lisst, Nitrate (SUNA), PCO2, Ph, Micro Plastic, Turbulence Upon request
  • Total energy content [Wh]
    Rechargeable Li-ion
  • Endurance at nominal power [hr]
    2 Months
  • Battery swap possible
    Y
  • Recharge time from empty [hr]
    24
  • Acoustic telemetry
    Y
  • Radio telemetry
    Y
  • Data sent to the surface
    Navigation and payload data can be downloaded when the glider is surfacing
  • Control parameters sent to the AUV
    New commands routes
  • Emergency recovery procedure
    Autonomous Drop-weightLocator Pinger Argos
  • Applications
    Oceanography & SciencePollution DetectionWater Quality MonitoringMarine Mammals AssessmentOil & Gas
  • Distinguishable features
    Rechargeable Lithium batteriesLarge interchangeable, wet & dry, payload sectionsAll internal actuators (Leak-safe) and wingless designLarge ballast volume (1L)2 Independent CPUOpen-source Firmware (Linux/C++)Ballast: 1L (+/- 500cc)No External Moving PartsUser-Friendly Piloting Software
  • Case Study 3 (title)
    ACSA’s record-breakingglider confirms potentialfor scientific, commercialand military applications

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