ME120 profile

Autonomous Survey Boat

Convertible catamaran platform for hydrographic survey

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Quick assembly and easy transportation

The ME120 utilizes a detachable catamaran design, making it easy for van transportation and for two people to assemble and disassemble.

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Compatible with multibeam sonar

Compatible with  multibeam snoar, side scan as well as other survey instruments.

Singlebeam echo sounderMultibeam echo sounder ADCP3D LiDAR scanner
Side scan sonarForward-looking sonarWater quality sonde
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Replaceable equipment cabin

The payload cabin of the ME120 USV is replaceable, so operators can change and install different instruments payload bay

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Automatic mission planning

  • Both the USV and the survey instruments are controled by the base station.The USV can complete autonomous surveying and send back data in real-time.
  • Operator can also control the USV manually through the remote controller.
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Intelligent collision avoidance

  • The USV is equipped with ultrasound sensors that can detect obstacles up to 40 meters ahead to avoid collision when in auto mode.
  • Operators can observe water environments through a real-time video feed to better avoid obstacles when operating in manual mode.


Weight94kg (without batteries)
Battery weight60Kg
MaterialCarbon fiber
Communication Range2km/5km
Max.Speed 5m/s
Survey Speed2m/s
Endurance at Survey Speed8 Hours
Video MonitoringYes
Collision AvoidanceYes
Multi MissionsYes
Automatic Transducer LifterYes

Application Case

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    ME120 surveys water transfer channels with side scan sonar
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