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iXblue DriX

DriX offers unmatched seakeeping and high-speed transit capabilities (up to 14 knots) thanks to its highly hydrodynamic hull.

Launched in 2017 on the Ocean Science, Hydrography and Energy markets, DriX proved to be a real game changer and already conducted many successful operations ranging from subsea positioning to bathymetry missions. Diverging from traditional USVs, DriX offers unmatched seakeeping and high-speed transit capabilities (up to 14 knots) thanks to its highly hydrodynamic hull.

  • iXblue DriX
iXblue
34, rue de la croix de fer /
78100 Saint Germain en Laye
France
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Launched in 2017 on the Ocean Science, Hydrography and Energy markets, DriX proved to be a real game changer and already conducted many successful operations ranging from subsea positioning to bathymetry missions. Diverging from traditional USVs, DriX offers unmatched seakeeping and high-speed transit capabilities (up to 14 knots) thanks to its highly hydrodynamic hull. Its gondola, two meters under the surface, ensures optimal data gathering within an exceptionally calm environment and can host a wide range of payloads for more flexibility and efficiency.

Specifications

  • Length [m]
    7.7
  • Width [m]
    0.7
  • Height [m]
    3.2
  • Portable
    Y
  • Draft [m]
    2
  • Number of thrusters
    1
  • Chassis
    Kevlar reinforced
  • Launch and Recovery System
    Homing device for safety recovery
  • Max. speed [kn]
    10
  • Min. crew size
    0
  • Propulsion
    Marine
  • Propulsion Power
    37 HP diesel engine
  • Endurance at nominal power [hr]
    168
  • Type of Communication
    WiFi, radio, contact for SATCOMS
  • Emergency recovery procedure
    Take me home function
  • Applications
    MBES; Side Scan Sonar; Sub Bottom Profiler; ADCP; Lidar; Cameras and optical sensors
  • Distinguishable features
    In tunes with existing international regulations;Welcomes third party equipment;Data-sharing within Line Of Sight (WiFi), or in-cradle-retrievalwhen DriX is in its Launch And Recovery System;up to 7 days endurance

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