SEAEXPLORER

Low-logistics & Innovative Glider

KEY BENEFITS

  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Interchangeable Payload Sections
  • Large Ballasting Volume: High speed & Maneuverability
  • Large Payload Sections
  • Shallow & Deepwater Operations

SEAEXPLORER

Low-logistics & Innovative Glider

SEAEXPLORER underwater glider by ALSEAMAR

KEY BENEFITS

  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Interchangeable Payload Sections
  • Large Ballasting Volume: High speed & Maneuverability
  • Large Payload Sections
  • Shallow & Deepwater Operations

The SEAEXPLORER underwater glider is a powerful autonomous sensing platform designed to collect water column data profiles with very wide spatio-temporal coverage (thousands of km and weeks to months of endurance).

Driven by buoyancy changes, the vehicle silently glides up and down the water column while collecting physical, chemical, biological and/or acoustic data depending on the fitted sensors.

The SEAEXPLORER glider is a very cost-effective solution for data collection as it reduces reliance on large vessels with high daily running costs: no surface supervision boat is required during the mission. The SEAEXPLORER is easy to operate and can be deployed and recovered by reduced crews in coastal waters using small boats.

Contact us

Contact name

Romain TRICARICO

Specifications

Body size (D×L)

0.25 × 2 m
+ 1 m foldable antenna

Wingspan

56.5 cm
Wingless design for extended survivability

Weight

59 kg in air

Ballast volume

1 l (± 500 cc)

Speed

up to 1 knot horizontal

Payload

9 l / 8 kg in two sections (wet/dry)
4 Puck type ports available

Architecture

2 independant low-power CPUs for payload & navigation

Embedded software

Payload: Opensource C++ / Linux
Navigation: Proprietary

Depth rating

700 m (850 m survival)

Pitch in navigation

± 15 to 40° (± 20° typical)

Turn radius

20 m (allows virtual mooring)

Battery

Rechargeable Li-ion

Battery endurance

up to 2 months & 1200 km with self-logging GPCTD

Recharging time

20 hours

Communications

Triple antenna with strobe light (by default)
GPS / Satellite (Iridium) / Radio

Data format

Compressed CSV (native)

Data downloading

Ethernet cable through external connector

Safety

Autonomous Drop-weight
Option: Locator Pinger (ULB) and/or Argos

Applications

OCEANOGRAPHY & SCIENCE

  • Marine Research & Environmental Monitoring

OIL & GAS

  • Exploration & Environmental Baseline Studies (EBS)

DEFENSE & SECURITY

  • Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA)
  • Acoustic Monitoring
  • Securing sea approaches and coastal surveillance
     

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