Compact, lightweight Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) with robust navigation and range for riverine reconnaissance
A small, lightweight, man-packable Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) would provide significant advantages for covert reconnaissance and mapping applications in riverine environments. Presently, the smallest AUVs used by the Navy are still too heavy (approximately 40 lbs dry weight) and were not designed to operate effectively in the complex shallow water environment of rivers. Through Phase 1 SBIR funding, SeaLandAire team has developed an ultra-light (~15 lbs) Compact Riverine AUV (CRAUV) design for mapping submerged obstacles. Several innovative concepts have allowed us to maintain performance margins while reducing cost, weight, and power consumption. Building on our Phase 1 success, we are proposing to fabricate and test the CRAUV in a realistic riverine environment utilizing Phase 2 SBIR funds.
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SeaLandAire Technologies, Inc.
1510 Springport Rd Suite C Jackson, MI -
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