The Bluefin SandShark is a small, open-platform, autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) designed for developers. SandShark combines a standardized low-cost tail with core vehicle systems, a large modular payload area, and an open development platform. This combination provides a flexible subsea “reference design” to support rapid technology development.
OPEN SOURCE DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM –
Uniquely, SandShark is built on open source software and allows end-users to modify or replace all aspects of the vehicle’s software stack. The payload interface allows integration with a variety of open autonomy frameworks (ROS, MOAA, JAUS, MOOS, LCM) and software development environments (C++, Python, MATLAB) in use.
EASY-TO-MODIFY MODULAR DESIGN – With SandShark, you can change or replace anything, so the design possibilities are nearly limitless. Features like quick-connect fins for tool-less field replacement and modular body components make SandShark fast and easy to modify.
LARGE USER-DEFINED PAYLOAD CAPACITY – SandShark features a roomy payload bay, making up over half the vehicle, to accommodate a wide range of sensors and other components. SandShark is the ideal test platform for small low-power subsea sensors and scenarios.
ENGINEERING SUPPORT AND TRAINING – Bluefin provides training and engineering support for UUV component developers. We can help you get up and running with SandShark quickly, and provide ongoing support for your development efforts.