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AUV-150 configuration

Platform: AUV-150
Manufacturer: Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute


AUV-150 is a cylindrical-shaped carrier with streamlined fairing to reduce hydrodynamic drag. It is embedded with advanced power, propulsion, navigation, and control systems. The propulsion system comprises thrusters for generating motion in different directions to control surge, sway, heave, pitch, and yaw, while preventing the vehicle from rolling. Two arrays of cross-fins have also been fixed at the two ends to provide additional stability to the AUV. A lithium polymer battery powers the vehicle and a pressure hull contains its electronics and energy system.
The autonomous vehicle is equipped with a number of navigational (inertial navigation system, depth sensor, altimeter, doppler velocity log, forward looking sonar, global positioning system through ultra- short baseline system, which is a method of underwater acoustic positioning and payload sensors (side scan sonar, camera, and CTD or conductivity-temperature-depth recorder). For smooth communication and distant intervention, the vehicle is equipped with hybrid communication system: it radio frequency on surface and acoustic under water.

The final prototype is capable of exploring the seafloor for unlimited treasure which can be used for mankind, for example, minerals (metals, oil, natural gas, and chemicals), medicines, and food. AUV System details
Sea Grade 6061-T6 Al Alloy Body
Length: 4.8 m
Diameter: 0.5 m
Total Weight : 490 kgf
Buoyancy force: 495 kgf
Depth of operatin: 150m
Speed: 4 knots
Modular in design
D.O.F. -5, Stable against Roll
Lithium Polymer Battery

Physical Specs

  • Platform: AUV-150
  • Body Type: Torpedo
  • Size (LxWxH): 4.80m x 0.50m x 0.50m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 4.80m x 0.50m x 0.50m
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: 490.00kg
  • Maximum Depth: 150.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Obstacle Avoidance: No
  • Endurance (nominal load): Information not available
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Seabed Mapping
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance

Propulsion System

  • Method: Thrusters
  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Nominal Speed: 2.06
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 0.00

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

Launch and Recovery

  • Crane

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