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Vertex AUV

Hydromea
EPFL Innovation Park / Batiment C
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland

Specifications

  • 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
  • Portable
    Y
  • Crane required
    N
  • Maximum payload [kg]
    1
  • Maximum depth rating [m]
    300
  • Number of thrusters
    5
  • Thruster specifications
    n/a
  • Hovering capabilities
    Intrinsic
  • Type
    Propulsion
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Applications
    - high density mapping of physical/chemical parameters - plume tracking/tracing
  • Commercial Options
    n/a
  • 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)

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