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Sabretooth Double Hull configuration

Platform: Seaeye Sabertooth
Manufacturer: Saab Seaeye
Distributor: Roper Resources

Summary

THE DEEP WATER HYBRID AUV/ROV
THE SEAEYE SABERTOOTH is a merger of the Double Eagle SAROV™ (Saab Autonomous
Remotely Operated Vehicles) and Saab Seaeye technologies, resulting in a hovering hybrid
AUV/ROV with deep water capability, long excursion range and 360° manoeuvrability with
6 degrees of freedom.


Sabertooth is ideal for autonomous inspection and maintenance of subsea installations, and
offshore survey work.
• Operational depth of 3000 msw
• Battery power allowing long range operations, with either full operator control via a thin fibre
optic tether or autonomous operation (with operator control in proximity of targets)
• Full AUV functionality with obstacle avoidance, behaviour based control and underwater
docking capability
• Redundant fault tolerant control system
• Non-invasive self-diagnostics
• Advanced autopilots: heading, depth, pitch, roll, stabilisation, altitude, station keeping,
vector transition, obstacle avoidance and sonar target tracking
• Remote internet interface for base and Seaeye technical support

The Seaeye Sabertooth has all the advanced features of the SAAB military hybrid AUV/ROVs, combined with the rugged and proven Saab Seaeye technology. This deep water hovering hybrid AUV/ROV benefits from 360° manoeuvrability with 6 degrees of freedom, interfaces for sensors/auxiliary equipment and an extremely long excursion range.

This versatile hybrid AUV/ROV is powered by long-range batteries which can be recharged thanks to a subsea docking node (which also allows data exchange) and canbe operated in two different configurations:
• With full operator control, using a thin fibre optic tether
• As a fully autonomous vehicle, carrying out programmed missions, with the possibility of operator control around set targets.

Physical Specs

  • Platform: Seaeye Sabertooth Download PDF
  • Body Type: Oblate
  • Size (LxWxH): 3.00m x 0.90m x 0.45m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 3.00m x 0.40m x 0.45m
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: 650.00kg
  • Maximum Depth: 3,000.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Obstacle Avoidance: Yes
  • Endurance (nominal load): 8 hours
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Inspection Maintenance and Repair

Propulsion System

  • Method: Glider
  • DOF: 6
  • Hovering: Yes
  • Nominal Speed: 2.05
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 0.00

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

Launch and Recovery

  • Crane