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VT 475 AUV configuration

Platform: VT 475 AUV
Manufacturer: Virginia Tech Autonomous Systems and Controls Laboratory


475 AUV
The Virginia Tech 475 AUV was developed to support a wide variety of research and development objectives. With six AUVs available, they are most often used for experiments in collaborative control and distributed data fusion.

Length: 34 inches
diameter: 4.75 inches
Mass: 18.3 lbs.
Endurance: 8 hours @ 3 knots

The 475 was designed to easily integrate a variety of payloads. Hard points are available for mounting external sensors. A bulkhead connector in the tail section provides regulated power and a data port. Payloads have included environmental sensors, a towed acoustic array, a magnetometer, and a forward looking sonar.

Physical Specs

  • Platform: VT 475 AUV
  • Body Type: Torpedo
  • Size (LxWxH): 0.86m x 0.12m x 0.24m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 0.86m x 0.12m x 0.12m
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: 8.30kg
  • Maximum Depth: Information not available
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Obstacle Avoidance: No
  • Endurance (nominal load): 8 hours
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Vehicle Research
  • Environmental Monitoring

Propulsion System

  • Method: Thrusters
  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Nominal Speed: 1.54
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 0.00

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

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