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Autonomous Survey Boat

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

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Large capacity for oceanographic survey insuruments

This USV can carry 60kg of surveying instruments to conduct multi-purposed hydrographic surveys in deep ocean waters.

Singlebeam echo sounderMultibeam echo sounder ADCP3D LiDAR scanner
Side scan sonarForward-looking sonarWater quality sondeSub-bottom profiler
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Better equipment protection

The automatic flipper built into the center of the USV can store the survey equipment while sailing to protect transducers and improve sailing speed.

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Easy maintenance and transformation

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

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Less noise and shaking, better data quality

The innovative bottom design can slice through the waves to reduce shaking and noise so as to achieve better survey data quality.

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Stable navigation

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 USV is powered by lithium polymer batteries and has a high power motor. At full payload, its maximum speed can reach up to 8 knots.

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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 complete pre-planned multi-purpose surveys by mission and send back data in real-time.
  • Operators can also control the USV manually within a 2km distance by using the remote controller.
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Intelligent collision avoidance

  • The USV is mounted with millimeter-wave radar which can detect obstacles up to 50 meters ahead to avoid collision.The USV is mounted with millimeter-wave radar which can detect obstacles up to 50 meters ahead to avoid collision.
  • Operators can observe water environments through real-time video to better avoid obstacles when operating in manual mode.


PowerElectric propulsion
Endurance6 hrs
Payload65 kg
Survey speed6 knots
Max. Speed10 knots
Sea StateOperation SS-2
Survival SS-4

Application Case

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    M40 & M80 USV Surveys Offshore Wind Farm Turbine Piles and Cable Scouring
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    Underwater Topography Survey with M40 Autonomous Survey Boat
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    Joint operation of M40 USV +3D Side scan sonar+ MS400 multibeam sounding system
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