ME 40 Autonomous Survey Boat (USV)
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Perfect for the Enterprise and Maritime industries, the ME40 autonomous survey boat serves as your one-stop hydrographic surveying solution as an unmanned surface vehicle (USV).
Complete water surveying with rapid installation using an acoustic doppler current profiler (ADCP) and the accompanying echosounder. The ADCP is a hydroacoustic current meter similar to a sonar, used to measure water current velocities over a depth range using the Doppler effect of sound waves scattered back from particles within the water column.
Instruments, like ADCPs, echosounders and side scan sonars, with diameter of 5 cm to 18 cm can be rapidly installed to the dedicated cabin on the USV.
Stay On Target With Automatic Mission Planning:
· Operators can pre-program the survey mission with the base station on the bank. The USV and instruments can conduct surveys autonomously and send back real-time data.
· Operators can also drive the USV manually by a remote controller.
Intelligent collision avoidance
· With ultrasonic sensors, the ME40 USV can detect and bypass obstacles 10 meters ahead to avoid collision.
· In manual mode, user can observe water environment by the real-time video feed to better avoid obstacles.
The ME40 brings higher speed and less maintenance — a plug-and-play design, the high-speed outboard propellers are easy to maintain for all future missions.
Hull Material: Fiberglass composite with Kevlar and Carbon fiber
Dimension: 64.2” L x 28” W x 14.5” H (163 cm x 71 cm x 37 cm)
Weight: 72.8 pounds (33 kg)
Payload : 33 pounds (15 kg)
Draft: 25 cm
Propulsion: Electric outboard propeller
Obstacle Avoidance: 32 feet (10 m)
Communication Range Autopilot: 1.24 mi (2 km)
Remote Control: 0.62 mi (1 km)
Max. Speed: 10 knots (5 m/s)
Battery Life: 4 hours @ 3.3 mph (1.5 m/s)