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MTU Iver 3 configuration

Platform: Iver 3
Manufacturer: OceanServer Technology
Scientific User: Michigan Technological University Great Lakes Research Center


The IVER 3 is truly a first-of-its-kind AUV, proudly displaying serial number 001 to confirm it. With this brand-new equipment, GLRC researchers have access to a host of new technologies, including:

  • High-resolution, forward-looking video/still digital camera
  • LED lighting
  • EdgeTech 2505 digital side scan and mapping sonar
  • Acoustic Doppler current profiler and velocity log

The IVER 3’s sonar system uses the full range of EdgeTech side-scan sonar frequencies (100–1,600 kHz), making it the most versatile sonar imaging system available. The ultra-high-resolution EdgeTech sonar provides unrivaled imaging resolution and full three-dimensional mapping capabilities.

IVER 3’s more-than-300-foot-depth diving capabilities coupled with its 12 hours of operating time provides unsurpassed underwater survey capabilities to Center researchers—and a winning combination for the Great Lakes.

Physical Specs

  • Platform: Iver 3 Download PDF
  • Body Type: Torpedo
  • Size (LxWxH): 1.50m x 0.15m x 0.15m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 1.50m x 0.15m x 0.15m
  • Hull Material: ABS
  • Weight: 21.00kg
  • Maximum Depth: 100.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Obstacle Avoidance: No
  • Endurance (nominal load): 12 hours
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Coastal Mapping
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Freshwater Mapping
  • Marine Science Survey
  • Oceanographic Survey
  • Oil and Gas Survey
  • Rapid Environmental Assesment
  • Seabed Mapping

Propulsion System

  • Method: Thrusters
  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Nominal Speed: 1.30
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 0.00

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

Launch and Recovery

  • Hand Held

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