The APACHE 6 USV is a fully-integrated innovative solution for 3D bathymetric survey, underwater object positioning, offshore construction, underwater archaeology and wrecked rescue. Built around a triple-hulled vessel design and optimized for the Norbit multibeam echosounder series, the APACHE 6 provides a fully-autonomous survey mode powered by the field-proven CHCNAV absolute straight-line technology to follow pre-determined course even in adverse current conditions.
LIGHTWEIGHT FOR EASY DEPLOYMENT
Allow two operators to cope with most of the remote deployment conditions.
Made of macromolecule polyester carbon fibre and Kevlar fiber-glass weighing 15 kg without sensors.
HIGH-PERFORMANCE TRIPLE-HULLED VESSEL DESIGN
Versatile USV solution for offshore, coastal and inland water and lakes surveys
Its dual detachable floating bodies keep the hull balanced despite the rapid current situation. Removing the floating bodies allows operation in shoals, channels and shallow rivers without running aground.
OPTIMISED FOR NORBIT MULTIBEAM ECHO SOUNDERS
High-end turnkey Multibeam USV solution for high-resolution bathymetry
APACHE 6 design is optimised for the NORBIT iWBMSe, iWBMS, and iWBMSh-STX series offering high-end performances to match the most demanding hydrographic survey requirements.
OPTIONAL TERRESTRIAL MAPPING LASER SENSOR
Collect up to 300 000 points per second at a 30 x 360-degree coverage
The optional NORBIT iLiDAR mapping sensor provides a high-accuracy combined marine and terrestrial 3D survey in a single pass, saving significant processing time when performing harbour and river surveys with height clearance evaluation.
The APACHE6 USV is a full-integrated innovative solution for 3D bathymetric survey, underwater object positioning, offshore construction, underwater archaeology, and wrecked rescue. The APACHE6 is powered by a high-performance dual propeller system ensuring a stable constant automatic cruise speed of up to 2.5m/s (7.6 fps). The survey projects can also be completed manually using the APACHE6 remote control panel over a 2 km distance. The APACHE6 Multibeam USV reduces survey time, improves work efficiency, and outputs high-resolution data always to match the most demanding marine survey project requirements.
Additionally to the standard package that includes the remote control boat, Singlebeam Echosounder, and GNSS IMU sensor, the Apache 6 USV can be supplied with NORBIT Multibeam Echosounder and LIDAR scanner. Moreover, for detecting and distinguishing between fish and other debris underwater, the USV can also be equipped with a third-party fish finder transducer. The obtained data can be effectively used by researchers and engineers.
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Bathymetry, Offoshore construction, Pier inspection, Dam site selection
triple hull design, Ladar carrier, Multi beam solution, Absolute linear technology
Min. weight of USV in air [kg]
Max. Weight of USV in air [kg]
Number of thrusters
Communication and Control
Type of Communication
Network bridge wireless
Navigation and Payload
Payload sensors - standard
NORBIT IWBMS Serials
Payload sensors - optional
Specfic ADCP, Side Scan, Sub-bottom Profiler
Max. speed [kn]
Inland river, River bank, Coast, Offshore
Energy and Propulsion
Propeller with Metal paddle
Endurance at nominal power [hr]