Micro-UUV


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Riptide Autonomous Solutions is offering a new, highly flexible, open source autonomous undersea vehicle that provides users a state-of-the-art, low cost development solution ideally suited for developers of autonomy and behaviors, power systems, subsea sensors, and new payloads. The micro-UUV features open hardware and software interfaces to provide users a reliable and robust platform to advance technology development. The vehicle design is optimized for high efficiency with the best hydrodynamic signature in its class.

 

Riptide’s micro-UUV features three individually actuated control fins providing active roll stabilization. An active GPS antenna, WiFi communications, and vehicle status LED’s are integrated into the vertical control fin, reducing the vehicle’s hydrodynamic signature for maximum efficiency. Open system design provides for easy, user modification and customization, making this an ideal platform for a wide variety of development needs. Multiple energy source options allow maximum flexibility for endurance, safety, shipping, and mission optimization. The Aluminum-Seawater Battery from Open Water Power will provide unparalleled energy density (endurance) and safety.

 

Riptide is actively adding new features and capabilities to this platform and we look forward to supporting your current and future requirements. Download a PDF of the Preliminary Specification here.

 

Physical Parameters
Length: 25 to 72 inches
Diameter: 4.875 inches – Standard A-sized Navy Sonobuoy
Weight: 12 to 36 lbs typical
Speed: 1 to 8 knots
Depth: 650 ft (200m)

 

Energy Options (with predicted Endurance)
Assumes 36” UUV with no payload @ 2 knots
Alkaline – 30 Hours
Lithium Ion (Rechargeable) – 48 Hours
Lithium Ion (Primary) – 144 Hours
Aluminum Seawater Battery (available in late 2016) – ~400 hours

(Read more about the aluminium seawater battery here)

 

Communications
WiFi standard
Acoustic Modem (Optional in Payload)

 

Navigation Sensors
GPS (on Surface)
9-DOF IMU/Magnetometer Combination
Altimeter
Depth and Temperature
High Grade INS / DVL (Optional)

 

Open Interfaces
HW: Ethernet, RS232, TTL (Sync-In & -Out), I2C, SPI
SW: MOOS, ROS, MOAA, JAUS, and more

 

Preliminary Payload
Atlas SEA SCAN ® ARC SCOUT LITE
Frequencies: 600, 900, 1200, or 1800 kHz Adaptive TM CHIRP, CW
CHIRP Bandwidth: 50 kHz to 200 kHz
CHIRP Length: < 0.5 ms
Maximum Image Ranges (per side)
600 kHz: 100 m
900 kHz: 60 m
1200 kHz: 35 m
1800 kHz: 15 m

 

Other Payloads
Wet or Dry, Customer Defined & Riptide Integrated, or Customer Supplied & Integrated

 

Note: This is a preliminary specification, pending verification with in-water testing. Specifications are subject to change without notice. Custom configurations are available upon request.