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SHARC Wave Glider configuration

Platform: Wave Glider
Manufacturer: Liquid Robotics
Commercial Operator: Liquid Robotics



Defense and National Security applications have unique requirements that the SHARC (Sensor Hosting Autonomous Remote Craft) Wave Glider is designed to meet and exceed.

This versatile platform is acoustically silent and with a low visual and radar signature, SHARC harvests all of its energy for propulsion mechanically from the ocean waves.

Power for onboard computing, sensors, and secure satellite communication links is provided by solar energy.  Two networked payload boxes and various mounting points provide flexibility for user-integrated sensor and communications payloads.

Platform Configuration

Base Platform

GPS navigation

Secure Iridium satellite communications

Command/control and payload control computers

Detachable AIS receiver

Payload Options

Forward and Aft Payload Bays

Payload Dry Boxes (2)

Instrument Mounting Points

Modular mechanical, electrical &
software interfaces to general purpose housings, with support for 3rd party payloads


  • ASW
  • ISR
  • Subsea-to-surface communications
  • Harbor and port security
  • Maritime domain awareness


Communications: SBD & RUDICS Cellular modem options

Physical Specs

  • Platform: Wave Glider Download PDF
  • Body Type: Other
  • Size (LxWxH): Information not available
  • Body Size (LxWxH): Information not available
  • Hull Material: GRP
  • Weight: Information not available
  • Maximum Depth: 2.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Obstacle Avoidance: No
  • Endurance (nominal load): 8760 hours
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Anti-Submarine Warfare
  • Harbor and Port Security
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
  • Environmental Monitoring

Propulsion System

  • Method:
  • DOF: 2
  • Hovering: Yes
  • Nominal Speed: 0.50
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 1.00

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

Launch and Recovery

  • Hand Held