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R/V Albatross USV

Custom-designed and built 5.7 m Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) to be used as an additional platform for interferometric mapping in ultra shallow waters.

Make & Model: Sea Robotics custom designed and manufactured catamaran USV
Length: 5.7 m (18.7 ft)
Draft: 0.5 m (1.6 ft)
Beam: 2.6 m (8.5 ft)
Power: Six 2685Whr Lithium-Ion Nickel Manganese Cobalt (Li (NiCoMn)O2) batteries
Engines: Twin Torqeedo 2KW @ 24V Thrusters
Speed Max: 9kts
Survey Speed: 1-7 kts
Gross weight: 624 kg (1373 lbs)
Power: 12VDC, 24VDC, 120VAC
Charging system: Six 300W smart chargers integrated into AC powered Pelican case
Electronics:  Vessel control  and data acquisition computers, compass, depth sounder, day/night PTZ camera, GPS
Safety & radio equipment: 5.8 GHz  Ubiquiti Bullet radio system, day/night PTZ camera, running lights, radar reflector

Seafloor Mapping
Bathyswath-1 H 468 kHz phase-differencing (interferometric) sonar on motorized pole mount
POS/MV 320 v4
AML MicroSV surface sound velocimeter
Hypack 2016 hydrographic survey software


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