LAUV

The LAUV is a lightweight, one-man-portable vehicle that can be easily launched, operated and recovered with a minimal operational setup. The operation of the LAUV does not require extensive operator’s training. The LAUV is an affordable, highly operational and effective surveying tool. Starting at a basic functional system that includes communications, computational system and basic navigation sensors, the LAUV capabilities are built up adding optional payload modules.

Fleet

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Features

  • Security & Surveillance

    Capable of performing underwater surveillance, mine counter measures, anti submarine warfare or port security using sensors like cameras, echo sounders and scanning sonars.

  • Oceanography

    Gathers biological data, such as salinity, temperature, turbidity or dissolved oxygen from an area and creates 2D and 3D maps.

  • Hydrography

    Capable of mapping areas with sonar to find any sort of targets, such as ship wrecks, archaeological sites or any other submerged structure.

  • Inertial Navigation¹

    Able to navigate independently of external references.

  • Specifications

    Length

    Starting at 110 cm (depending on configuration)

    Diameter

    15 cm

    Weight

    Starting at 18 kg

    Endurance

    Up to 8 hours @ 3 knots

    Wi-Fi

    2.4 GHz and/or 5 GHz

    GSM/HSDPA

    Quad-band 3G module

    Maximum Depth

    100 meters

    Inertial Navigation System¹

    Maximum Gyro Bias: 1 degree per hour

    CTD¹

    Up to 6Hz sampling rate

    Echo Sounder¹

    Frequency: 675 kHz (Mounting pointing forward)

    Camera¹

    Resolution: 720p in H.264 and near 1080p in JPEG

    Multibeam Sonar¹

    Frequency: 260 kHz. Range: 100 meters

    Side Scan Sonar¹

    Edgetech, Klein, or Imagenex

    Satellite¹

    Iridium SBD

    Environmental Sensors¹

    Crude and Refined Oils, Rhodamine, Chlorophyll

    Videos

    More videos at www.youtube.com/c/LSTSatFEUP

    1 Available specifications and features will depend on the chosen configuration.