Our HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicles - AUV / marine robot offer the ultimate in autonomous remote subsea survey capability.
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Min. turning radius [m]
Launch and Recovery System
Launch: an hydraulic operated stinger (ramp). Recovery: the vehicle drop nose is hooked and connected to the L/R system, which is pulled on the stinger.
Max. speed [kn]
Min. crew size
Min. required number of surface computers
Required size of storage room
Optional 20-ft + 10-ft ISO container
Portable by land; air; sea
Min. weight of AUV in air [kg]
Max. Weight of AUV in air [kg]
Maximum depth rating [m]
Number of thrusters
Propulsion or glider
Telemetry and Control
Acoustic baud rate [bit/s]
Max. Baud rate of ethernet connection [Mb/s]
Data sent to the surface
Vehicle data; payload data (sidescan imagery and bathymetry for QC purposes)
Control parameters sent to the AUV
Vehicle control and configuration; mission plan changes; payload control.
Emergency recovery procedure
Release drop weight and blow air bladder to come to surface. Redundant localization systems: iridium localization system; RF link; acoustic links; acoustic positioning (USBL); flasher light
Navigation and Payload
Navigation sensors - standard
Aided inertial navigation system; Honeywell HG9900 IMU; Doppler Velocity Log (DVL); pressure sensor; GPS; USBL; FLS-based obstacle avoidance system
Navigation sensors - optional
Underwater transponder navigation; terrain-based navigation
Payload sensors - standard
HISAS (High resolution Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar); Side scan sonar; multibeam echo sounder; sub bottom profiler; CTD; ADCP; digital still camera
Payload sensors - optional
Hydro carbon sniffer; fishery echo sounders; upward-looking ice sonar; nitrate sensor; magnetometer; gradiometer; fluorometer; dissolved oxygen sensor; radioactivity sensor; ADCP
Total energy content [Wh]
Endurance at nominal power [hr]
Up to 80 hours
Recharge time from empty [hr]
Offshore & Geophysical Mapping; Pipeline Inspection; SIte Inspection; Marine Archeology; Marine Research; Rapid Environmental Assessment; Mine Detection Classification & Identification; Hydrographic Survey; Under-Ice Survey
Complete turn-key system for offshore seabed mapping; pipeline inspections; IMR; enviromental monitoring tasks. Alternatively; customers can integrate own systems and sensors.
A field-proven tool for the military commercial and marine research user groups; providing mine counter-measures (MCM) and rapid environmental assessment (REA) capabilities; cost-effective offshore oil and gas surveying; configurable high-quality data gathering capabilities for marine research.
HUGIN-AUV Concept and operational experiences to date476.63 KB