M40 | Unmanned Surface Vehicle丨OceanAlpha
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Autonomous Hydrographic Survey Boat

A state of the art hydrographic platform designed for multi beam survey

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Modular Wet/Dry Payload Bay

The M40 USV has a typical payload capacity of 60 kg, its dry payload bay can be replaced on filed to install different sensors.

Singlebeam echo sounderMultibeam echo sounder ADCP3D LiDAR scanner
Side scan sonarForward-looking sonarWater quality sondeSub-bottom profiler
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Automatic Lifter For Wet Payload

A build-in automatic lifter can lift and drop the instrument depending on whether the USV is sailing or surveying, which can protect transducers and save energy correspondingly.

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Flexible Transportation & Maintenance

Both the component system and the mission system utilize a modular design, making it easy to switch between different mission deployments and maintain the USV.

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Lower Noise and Higher data quality

The innovative wave-piercing bottom of the M40 USV can slice through waves to reduce shaking and noise during sailing which allows instruments to collect data of higher quality.

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Stable Navigation and Great Line Tracking Ability

The steady catamaran hull design and low vibration electric propulsion provides great stability for survey navigation.

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High power electric propeller

The M40 USV is driven by lithium polymer batteries and  is able to reach the speed of 7 knots in full payload.

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Automatic Multi-purpose Survey

  • Both the USV and the survey instruments are operated by the base station. Navigated by the GNSS positioning system, the USV can autonomously conduct pre-programmed multi-purpose surveying missions and send back data in real-time.
  • Operators can also control the USV manually within a distant of 2 km by using a remote controller.
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Collision Avoidance System

  • Collision avoidance system can detect obstacles in 50 meters ahead to avoid collision
  • User can observe the water environment around the USV via 2 onboard cameras.

Specification

Hull MaterialAluminum
Dimension(L)3.3 m *(W)1.9 m *(H)1.8 m
Weight500 kg
Payload60 kg
Draft40 cm
PropulsionElectric propeller
Obstacle Avoidance50 m
Communication RangeAutopilot: 5 km    Remote Control: 2 km
Max. Speed 7 knots (3.5 m/s)
Survey Speed4.5 knots (2.3 m/s)
Battery Life8 hours @ 4.5 knots

11 hours @ 3 knots

Video MonitoringYes
Multi MissionsYes
Automatic Transducer LifterYes
Operation Sea StateSS 3

 

Application Case

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    M40 USV Conduct Underwater Topography Survey With A Reson T20P Multibeam Sonar
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    M40 USV Surveying With MS400 Multibeam Sounding System And Ping 3D Side Scan Sonar
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    M40 & M80 USV Surveys Offshore Wind Farm Turbine Piles and Cable Scouring
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