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Slocum Glider

Slocum G2 gliders offer flexibility, efficiency and the ability
to succeed in a harsh ocean environment.

Teledyne Marine
1026 North Williamson Blvd.
32114 Daytona Beach
United States of America
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Description

Slocum G2 gliders offer flexibility, efficiency and the ability to succeed in a harsh ocean environment.

Specifications

  • Length [m]
    1.5
  • Width [m]
    0.22
  • Height [m]
    0.22
  • Min. weight of AUV in air [kg]
    56
  • Portable
    Y
  • Crane required
    N
  • Maximum payload [kg]
    12
  • Maximum depth rating [m]
    1000
  • Number of thrusters
    1
  • Thruster specifications
    One optional (hybrid glider option)
  • Hovering capabilities
    Optional
  • Type
    Glider
  • Min. turning radius [m]
    7
  • Launch and Recovery System
    Small boat to large vessel with optional 10 m capture line using deployable nose release system
  • Max. speed [kn]
    0.68
  • Min. crew size
    1
  • Min. required number of surface computers
    1
  • Required size of storage room
    0.7 X 0.88 X 2.4 m in shipping container
  • Navigation sensors - standard
    GPS, Attitude; Pressure; Altimeter - Dead reckoning
  • Navigation sensors - optional
    Iridium
  • Payload sensors - standard
    CTD
  • Payload sensors - optional
    Acoustic bioprobe, ADCP, Acoustic Modem, Acoustic Mammal Detection, Bathyphotometer, Beam Attenuation Meter, CTD Pumped, Fish Detection, Hydrophones, Nitrate, Optical Backscatter, Optical Attenuation, Optical Fluorometer, Oxygen, PAR, Radiometer, Spectrophotometer, Turbulence
  • Total energy content [Wh]
    8000
  • Endurance at nominal power [hr]
    4392
  • Battery swap possible
    Y
  • Acoustic telemetry
    Y
  • Radio telemetry
    Y
  • Radio baud rate [bit/s]
    4800
  • Data sent to the surface
    User defined at every glider surfacing
  • Control parameters sent to the AUV
    Waypoints; flight parameters; science sensor suite sampling
  • Emergency recovery procedure
    emergency battery, emergency circuit, emergency ejection weight; ARGOS transmitter
  • Applications
    Physical oceanography (CTD; oxygen; currents); biological oceanography (optics); gateway glider (communication acoustic - radio); storm glider (storm events); acoustic glider (mammal identification)
  • Distinguishable features
    Long range ; high endurance environmental water column surveys with a variety of sensor suites - Highly configurable and expandable

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