The EchoBoat-RCV is a portable, remotely controlled survey platform developed for hydrographic survey applications. The multi-payload vehicle features portability, improved thrust, and large payload capacity. It is manufactured from high quality marine materials and components and easily disassembles for transport and shipping.
Work environments include mines, sewage treatment plants, rivers, contaminated lakes, ponds, and harbors.
Remote control of the survey boat is easy using a high-power remote control system that offers up to 2 km range, with a survey endurance of over 8 hours at a survey speed of 3 knots on a single battery pack.
With our AutoNav™ option, the EchoBoat is also fully autonomous; the vehicle can be monitored while under way, in both Auto and Manual modes using GPS position and heading available in real time on the shore via RF telemetry.
The mission planner application runs on a base station laptop connected through a radio telemetry link, and displays the vehicle’s graphical position and progress against a background map of the survey area. Battery voltage, current, and capacity remaining is monitored via this link.
For professional hydrographic surveying, the EchoBoat may be customized to individual customer requirements. The boat may be purchased with the desired depth sounder pre-installed, or supplied ready to accept the user’s existing sensors. Similarly, customized cabling can be included allowing the boat to accept existing GPS, GNSS and RTK positioning systems. For a turnkey survey-grade system, the EchoBoat can be outfitted with singlebeam, multibeam, and side scan sonar systems.
The EchoBoat is compatible with hydrographic data acquisition software such as HYPACK, HYDROpro, QINSY, and uses the standard NMEA data format for data interface.
- 1.8m x 0.9m Monohull HDPE vehicle
- (2) 12V DC shrouded thrusters
- Handheld remote control unit
- Internal equipment mounting deck
- 12V battery bank and battery charger
- Wooden shipping crate
- 1 year standard warranty
- Lifetime support
• RTK/GNSS, Differential GPS
• Multibeam, Singlebeam, Dual Frequency Echosounders
• Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP)
• Sound Velocimeter Profiler (SVP)
• CTD Instrument
• Data communications: Bluetooth, Wifi, Radio
• Auto Pilot Module with Mission Planner Application and Integrated Data Telemetry System