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AUV System Spec Sheet

UMCES Remus 600 configuration

Platform: Remus 600
Manufacturer: Hydroid
Commercial Operator: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science


Basic Specifications (variable with configuration)

Kongsberg-Hydroid REMUS 600

Length: 10-12’ (3-4 m)

Hull diameter: 12” (30 cm)

Weight in air: approx 600 lbs (270 kg)

Endurance: up to 96 hours (variable with payload and speed)

Range: up to 400 km

Speed: 0 to 2.6 m/s

Depth Rating: 2000’ (600 m)

Scientific Payload

  • Neil Brown CT sensor
  • Seabird GP-CTD with model 43 dissolved oxygen sensor
  • Wetlabs ECO Triplet (red scattering at 650 nm, chlorophyll fluorescence  (470/695 nm) and phycoerythrin fluorescence (540/570 nm).
  • Satlantic SUNA UV nitrate analyzer
  • Up/down-looking Teledyne RDI 600 kHz ADCP 

Advanced Features/Equipment

  • Forward and aft thruster modules, which allow for hovering, station-keeping, pivoting, strafing, and vertical profiling
  • On-board payload computer for implementing algorithms for adaptive autonomous data collection
  • Shore-to-vehicle communications buoy for redirection vehicle while submerged via Iridium or VHF
  • Fully portable shipboard communications package
  • Surface communications include Iridium satellite and WiFi
  • inertial navigation system
  • Modular payload can be fitted with a variety of sensors or expanded for instrument development


Basic and appllied research on the continental shelf, coastal ocean, and estauries. As presently equipped, the AUV is optimized for water column research. Research-specific acquisitions can improve the benthic (acoustic) sampling capabilities of the vehicle. Large battery capacity enables missions not suitable for smaller AUVs or gliders.

Physical Specs

  • Platform: Remus 600 Download PDF
  • Body Type: Torpedo
  • Size (LxWxH): 3.25m x 0.32m x 0.32m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 3.25m x 0.32m x 0.32m
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: 270.00kg
  • Maximum Depth: 600.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Obstacle Avoidance: No
  • Endurance (nominal load): 96 hours
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Marine Science Survey
  • Oceanographic Survey
  • Rapid Environmental Assesment

Propulsion System

  • Method: Thrusters
  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Nominal Speed: 1.50
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 2.60

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

Launch and Recovery

  • Crane