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Oceanalpha USV M40

Oceanalpha Hydrographic survey muti-beam sonar catamaran platform unmanned surface vehicle(USV)

M40 autonomous survey boat is medium size platform specified for hydrographic survey in coastal and ocean. With modular catamaran design and flexible payload for instruments, MA40 was developed to provide high performance survey with multi beam …

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Oceanalpha USV
No.1 Software Road, Zhuhai Hi-tech Zone
519080 Zhuhai
China
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Description

M40 autonomous survey boat is medium size platform specified for hydrographic survey in coastal and ocean. With modular catamaran design and flexible payload for instruments, MA40 was developed to provide high performance survey with multi beam sonar and different kinds of hydrographic and monitoring instruments in ocean.

The dimension for M40 unmanned surface vehicle is 3.3*1.9*2.2m, weighing 450kg with 60kgs payload capability, made of Aluminum and carbon fiber materials suitable for high salinity seawater, and anti-corrosive.

Catamaran hull design greatly enhance sailing stability, enabling top survey speed reach 4m/s, endurance reach 6 hours.

In addition, the USV has excellent cruise ability with autonomous navigation and intelligent obstacle avoidance functions to make it suitable for large-scale inshore mapping; its 60KG payload capability allows it to carry single beam, multi beam, forward looking sonar, RDI ADCP, water quality probe, allowing it to be multi- purposed unmanned ship for oceanographic survey in deep ocean.

A portable base station is necessary in order to simplify the operation of this vehicle. It is able to receive various telemetric data of USV; the mapping equipment through wireless communication system allows operator to learn the status of mission completion, the attitude of the unmanned vessel. Its compact and lightweight hull allows only one operator to handle all the operation by using the designed base station.

The base station plays an important roles in mission planning, procedure programming, monitoring the real-time working status, receiving real- time data transmission with 2km data telemetry, 2km video transmission and5km navigation control as well as monitoring measurement data and mission completion of USV, receiving real-time multi-angel video, data storage and management.

In addition to the main base station, necessary accessories also include handled terminal controller used to operate the unmanned boat manually in short distance covered within 2km communication range which is portable and easy to change between auto and manual mode.

Specifications

  • Length [m]
    3.3
  • Width [m]
    1.5
  • Height [m]
    1.9
  • Min. weight of USV in air [kg]
    400
  • Max. Weight of USV in air [kg]
    400
  • Portable
    Y
  • Draft [m]
    0.6
  • Number of thrusters
    2
  • Thruster specifications
    High speed propeller
  • Chassis
    High strength fiberglass with carbon fiber
  • Min. turning radius [m]
    2
  • Operational Area
    Lake/River/Offshore
  • Launch and Recovery System
    N/A
  • Max. speed [kn]
    8
  • Min. crew size
    2
  • Min. required number of surface computers
    1
  • Max. Remote Operating Range {m}
    2
  • Available size of storage room
    1
  • Max. WMO seastate
    2
  • Other requirements
    N/A
  • Navigation sensors - standard
    GNSS,Waypoint Autopilot,IMU
  • Navigation sensors - optional
    RTK GPS
  • Payload sensors - standard
    N/A
  • Payload sensors - optional
    ADCP, RTK, side scan, Single beam, Muti-beam sonar
  • Energy Source
    24V batteries
  • Propulsion Power
    2 HP Max
  • Endurance at nominal power [hr]
    6
  • Type of Communication
    RF point to point
  • Max. Baud rate [Mb/s]
    150
  • Data sent to shore
    Varies
  • Auto- control
    Yes
  • Control parameters sent to the USV
    Waypoint plan
  • Emergency recovery procedure
    N/A
  • Applications
    The M40A is a medium size autonomous survey platform which designed for bathymetry survey in coastal and ocean. With modular catamaran design and flexible payload for instruments, M40A was developed to provide high performance survey with single or multi beam sonar and different kinds of hydrographic and monitoring instruments in ocean.
  • Distinguishable features
    Muti-beam sonar capability
  • Commercial Options
    N/A

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