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Technology Factsheet

Bluefin HAUV

Category: Robotics > Characterization and Inspection > Underwater System
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HAUV is a two-man-portable hovering AUV designed for ship hull inspection. Equipped with a high-resolution imaging sonar, it surveys ship hulls and other structures with minimal prior knowledge. While surveys are executed autonomously, the operator can manually control the vehicle to further observe features of interest identified in the real-time data.

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Industry:Oil & Gas, Energy
Size:Large (20-100kg/40lb-200lb, 60cm-120cm/24in-48in)
TRL:Operational (9)
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HIGH-QUALITY DATA – The integrated DIDSON™ sonar provides high-resolution sonar images that can be viewed in real time over the vehicle’s fiber optic tether. Data can also be post-processed into near-photo-quality images or mosaics using third-party software.

PRECISE MANEUVERABILITY – HAUV uses thrusters to hover, rotate in place and translate in any direction, enabling operations in confined areas. A fiber optic tether allows remote manual control of the vehicle for added maneuverability.

Dimensions: 42 x 39.5 x 16 in (107 x 100 x 41 cm)
Weight (Dry): 174 lb (79 kg)

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