About Odyssey IV Class
The Odyssey IV Class AUV is the result of a growing need for more capable, more maneuverable, more accessible AUVs. Odyssey IV is based on the MIT AUV Lab team's years of design and field experience. The smooth, faired shape is derived from the streamlined body of the successful Odyssey II class AUV, allowing energy-efficient high speed transits and quick missions to great depth. The vehicle's conservative size and weight make it deployable from small, less expensive boats, while still leaving room for a substantial payload. The AUV is passively stable at high speed, while the combination of two fixed cross-body thrusters and two rotating thrusters provides 4 DOF control for precise hovering capability.
Payloads planned for this vehicle include high resolution stereographic digital camera, Benthos C3D multibeam sonar, sample return devices, mass spectrometer, manipulator and buoyancy drive.