WHAT YOU NEED

IS WHAT WE BUILD

Designing a fully customisable system means nothing less than every product is built according to your specific needs.

BUDDY (Observation-Midsize Class ROV)

Your remote and modular underwater vehicle

BUDDY is a powerful sensor platform with high adaptability. Its high payload capacity and maximum operating depth is unique in the observation class and enables an extremely wide range of operations.

Equipped with a pressure-neutral infrastructure as standard, BUDDY can be deployed in water depths up to 6,000 meters. The powerful thrusters in the working plane provide tremendous agility and allow stationing even in strong currents or turbulence. The sensor platform offers programmable interfaces for the integration of external sensors, which can be used for all common protocols (e.g. RS232, SPI, UART, Ethernet, I2C, CAN).

BUDDY is portable due to its low dead weight and can be loaded with up to 18 kg payload. In addition, the optional payload level can be detached from the working level in just a few simple steps. Equipped as standard with the adaptive MISSION CONTROL software, BUDDY can be operated intuitively. Just like the entire framework and infrastructure of the system, the user interface can be customized to meet the needs of the operator.

  • Connection/ interface via media converter to Umbilical
    (optional COAX/ Fiberoptic + Powerline)
  • Main control unit including 1 GB Ethernet PoE++ switch
    (3x 1 GB Ethernet PoE++ ports free)
  • 7.0 kW power hub
  • 6 thruster
  • 360 degree camera system
    (4x full HD cameras, 8x LED spotlights)
  • Operating and planning software MISSION CONTROL
  • Surface control unit: integrated into a portable container module and includes power supply unit, wireless handheld PC with control unit and monitor
  • Requires a 400 VAC power supply
  • Hand-held tether management system

Depth Rating (msw)
1,000 (option 6,000)

Dimensions (mm)
Length: 1,025
Width: 710
Height: 600 / 955*
*including payload level

Deadweight on air (kg**)
65 / 85*
*including payload level
**1,000 msw depth rating

Payload (kg)
4.5 / 18*
*including payload level

Thrust (kgf)
forward: 70
lateral: 35
vertical: 25

Speed (knots)
> 2.5

Sensors
Depth
Temperature
Motion sensing with magnetic position sensors and accelerometer
USBL acoustic navigation and communication
Full HD Stereo Cam

Power
Input Deck unit: 400 VAC (50 Hz)
Input ROV: 800 VDC – max. 10 A
High Output ROV: 50 VDC – max. 25 A
Low Output ROV: 2.5-50 VDC (PoE++) – max. 2.2 A

Data
Umbilical: 1 GB Ethernet over COAX [max. range 1,000 meter]
(optional 10 GB Ethernet over Fiberoptics [max. range 10,000 meter])
ROV: 1 GB Ethernet with PoE++

AGILE – POWERFUL
COMPACT – PORTABLE

COMPANION (ROTV)

Your towed and modular vehicle

COMPANION is a hydrodynamically optimized, compact and portable sensor platform for missions with survey and observation tasks. Due to its modularity, the payload capacity and the functional range of the towing head can be quickly adapted to new challenges.

Hybrid Flettner actuators combine high agility with low drag on the COMPANION. The towing equipment on board the towing vessel can therefore be set up compactly and easily.

Equipped as standard with a pressure-neutral infrastructure, the system is extremely tough and at the same time powerful. The sensor platform offers programmable interfaces for the integration of external sensors, which can be used for all common protocols (e.g. RS232, SPI, UART, Ethernet, I2C, CAN). The compact surface control unit is integrated in container modules and can be powered by a standard car battery (12 VDC).

The low dead weight allows the system to be used with few personnel even on small boats. Furthermore, with its scalability, COMPANION offers sufficient payload capacity for challenging tasks.

  • Connection/ interface via media converter to Umbilical (COAX + Powerline)
  • Main control unit including 1 GB Ethernet PoE++ switch
    (3x 1 GB Ethernet PoE++ ports free)
  • Stereo camera system (2x full HD cameras, 4x LED spotlights)
  • Sonar
  • Operating and planning software MISSION CONTROL
  • Surface control unit: integrated into a portable container module and includes power supply unit, data-interface, wireless handheld PC with control unit and monitor
  • Requires a 12 VDC or 230 VAC power supply
  • Electrical tether management system with automatic tension control

Depth Rating (msw)
1,000 (option 6,000)

Dimensions (mm)
Length: 2,250
Width: 450
Height: 450

Deadweight on air (kg*)
50
*1,000 msw depth rating

Payload (kg)
5.0

Forces (kgf)
Drag: 30.0 (4 knots)
vertical: 2x 22.5 (4 knots)

Speed (knots)
2.0-6.0

Sensors
Depth
Temperature
Motion sensing with magnetic position sensors and accelerometer
Altimeter
Full HD Stereo Cam

Power
Input Deck unit: 12 VDC – max. 100 A (option 230 VAC / 50 Hz)
High Output ROTV: 50 VDC – max. 10 A
Low Output ROTV: 2.5-50 VDC (PoE++) – max. 2.2 A
Umbilical: 400 VDC – max. 3 A

Data
Umbilical: 1 GB Ethernet over COAX [max. range 1,000 meter]
ROTV: 1 GB Ethernet with PoE++

SCOUT (AUV – concept study)

Your autonomous and modular vehicle

SCOUT is a hydrodynamically optimized and scalable sensor platform for long-term and wide-range operations in the deep sea, with the capability to operate autonomously or via fiberoptic-tether.

The high modularity and performance of the sensor platform allow configurations that enable high agility or even high payload capacities. In addition, the dimensions of the system can be quickly adapted to new challenges with little effort.

Equipped with a pressure-neutral infrastructure as standard, SCOUT can be deployed in water depths up to 6,000 meters. The sensor platform offers programmable interfaces for the integration of external sensors, which can be used for all common protocols (e.g. RS232, SPI, UART, Ethernet, I2C, CAN).

For remote control, routing and data post-processing the system is equipped as standard with the adaptive MISSION CONTROL software. With advanced autopilot options for routing, station keeping or obstacle avoidance.

Whether autonomous inspections of underwater structures, monitoring tasks or offshore survey work, SCOUT is your platform.

  • Connection/ interface via media converter to Umbilical (Fiberoptic)
  • Main control unit including 1 GB Ethernet PoE++ switch
    (3x 1 GB Ethernet PoE++ ports free)
  • 4x powerpack (LiFePo4 technology)
  • 4x thruster
  • Stereo camera system (2x full HD cameras, 4x LED spotlights)
  • Sonar
  • USBL
  • DVL
  • Operating and planning software MISSION CONTROL
  • Surface control unit: integrated into a portable container module and includes high-power-charger, data-interface, wireless handheld PC with control unit and monitor
  • Requires a 400 VAC power supply
  • Hand-held tether management system

Depth Rating (msw)
1,000 (option 6,000)

Dimensions (mm)
Length: 3,125
Width: 1,025
Height: 650

Deadweight on air (kg*)
350
*1,000 msw depth rating

Payload (kg)
5.0

Thrust (kgf)
forward: 80
lateral: 0
vertical: 45

Speed (knots)
3.0 (transit) – 5.0 (sprint)

Sensors
Depth
Temperature
Motion sensing with magnetic position sensors and accelerometer
USBL acoustic navigation and communication
Full HD stereo vam
Doppler velocity log
2D/ 3D sonar

Power
Input Deck unit: 400 VAC (50 Hz)
High Output AUV: 50 VDC – max. 10 A
Low Output AUV: 2.5-50 VDC (PoE++) – max. 2.2 A
Battery: 10 kWh
Endurance: > 8 h

Data
Umbilical: 10 GB Ethernet over Fiberoptics [max. range 10,000 meter])
AUV: 1 GB Ethernet with PoE++
Wireless: WLAN Bridge

SCALEABLE – RELIABLE
THOUGH – GROUNDED

TRACKER (ROCV – concept study)

Your crawling and modular vehicle

TRACKER is a remotely operated sensor platform for advanced ground-based missions with high payload capacity. Due to its modularity, the dimensions, payload capacity and the functional range can be quickly adapted to new challenges.

TRACKER’s special suspension and carrier structure allow stationing in highly turbulent areas, such as shallow water and shore break near the coast. Two independent track drives with flexible suspension provide maximum traction with minimal penetration into the sediment.

Equipped as standard with a pressure-neutral infrastructure, TRACKER is extremely tough and powerful at the same time. The system offers programmable interfaces for the integration of external sensors, which can be used for all common protocols (e.g. RS232, SPI, UART, Ethernet, I2C, CAN).

With reduced payload capacity, the system can be connected to BUDDY as a skid, allowing easy passage over large obstacles.

  • Connection/ interface via media converter to Umbilical
    (optional COAX/ Fiberoptic + Powerline)
  • Main control unit including 1 GB Ethernet PoE++ switch
    (2x 1 GB Ethernet PoE++ ports free)
  • 7.0 kW power hub
  • 2x track drives with flexible suspension
  • Stereo camera system (4x full HD cameras, 8x LED spotlights)
  • Operating and planning software MISSION CONTROL
  • Surface control unit: integrated into a portable container module and includes power supply unit, wireless handheld PC with control unit and monitor
  • Requires a 400 VAC power supply
  • Hand-held tether management system

Depth Rating (msw)
1,000 (option 6,000)

Dimensions (mm)
Length: 1,025
Width: 1,200
Height: 955

Deadweight on air (kg*)
120
*1,000 msw depth rating

Payload (kg)
40.0

Forces (kgf)
2x 100

Speed (m/s)
< 1.0

Sensors
Depth
Temperature
Motion sensing with magnetic position sensors and accelerometer
USBL acoustic navigation and communication
Full HD stereo cam
Doppler velocity log
2D/ 3D sonar

Power
Input Deck unit: 400 VDC (50 Hz) (option 230 VAC/ 50 Hz)
High Output ROCV: 50 VDC – max. 25 A
Low Output ROCV: 2.5-50 VDC (PoE++) – max. 2.2 A
Umbilical: 800 VDC – max. 10 A

Data
Umbilical: 1 GB Ethernet over COAX [max. range 1,000 meter]
ROCV: 1 GB Ethernet with PoE++