Teledyne Gavia provides turnkey survey solutions for military, commercial and scientific applications. The Gavia AUV carries an array of sensors and custom payload modules, making it perfect for monitoring or surveillance tasks where autonomy, cost, and ease of deployment matters. Its modular design allows for rapid sensor reconfiguration and battery replacement.
THE GAVIA AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE (AUV) is a self-contained, low logistics, modular survey platform capable of delivering high quality data while operating from vessels of opportunity or from the shore.
The AUV's modularity makes it easily reconfigurable, even between dives. The Gavia AUV's ease of use and versatility sets it apart from other systems on the market. One Gavia system can serve a multitude of purposes without sacrificing performance or data quality.
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Min. turning radius [m]
Launch and Recovery System
2-person hand launched from shore or RIB; vessel of opportunity with a simple hoist mechanism used if not recovered by hand
Max. speed [kn]
Min. crew size
Min. required number of surface computers
Required size of storage room
modules shipped in cases roughly 1.5m x .7m
Min. weight of AUV in air [kg]
Max. Weight of AUV in air [kg]
Maximum depth rating [m]
Number of thrusters
Single propeller with 4 independent control surfaces
Propulsion or glider
Telemetry and Control
Acoustic baud rate [bit/s]
Radio baud rate [bit/s]
Max. Baud rate of ethernet connection [Mb/s]
Data sent to the surface
Position; health; mission progress; other data.
Control parameters sent to the AUV
Emergency recovery procedure
Vehicle is positively buoyant; will float to surface.
Navigation and Payload
Navigation sensors - standard
Fluxgate compass; gyro; GPS
Navigation sensors - optional
DVL; INS; LBL; USBL; L1/L2 DGPS
Payload sensors - standard
Obstacle avoidance sonar; acoustic modem; Iridium; pressure sensor
Payload sensors - optional
Dual frequency side-scan sonar; swath bathymetry; sub-bottom profiler; CTD; sound velocimeter; temperature; camera; ECO Puck; dissolved oxygen optode; ADCP; magnetometer; autotracker; custom payload modules are available;
Total energy content [Wh]
Endurance at nominal power [hr]
Recharge time from empty [hr]
Hydrographic Surveying; Oceanography; Pipeline Surveying; Mine Counter Measures (MCM); and Under Ice Surveying
Systems can be configured for pipeline inspection, platform inspection, bathymetric/sub-bottom/environmental surveys, post-hurricane inspection, pre/post lay, build and sub-bottom surveys
The Gavia AUV is a 1000 meter rated; man portable; survey solution with a modular construction of sensors and custom payload modules that can be rapidly reconfigured in the field.
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