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Bluefin-9M configuration

Platform: Bluefin-9
Manufacturer: Bluefin Robotics


The Bluefin-9M adds a Sidescan Sonar section:

CM Configuration
Klein 3500 455/900 kHz with interferometry
DeeSea Power&Light Wide-I SeaCam Camera
WET Labs ECO Optical Backscatter Sensor

Hydrographic Survey Configurations available
with Klein 3500 or EdgeTech 2205 Side Scan Sonar,
Multibeam Echosounder, Sub-Bottom Profiler,
Upward-looking ADCP, and/or CTD

Physical Specs

  • Platform: Bluefin-9
  • Body Type: Torpedo
  • Size (LxWxH): 0.25m x 0.02m x 0.02m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 0.25m x 0.02m x 0.02m
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: 70.00kg
  • Maximum Depth: 300.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Obstacle Avoidance: No
  • Endurance (nominal load): 8 hours
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Coastal Mapping
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Harbor and Port Security
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
  • Rapid Environmental Assesment
  • Seabed Mapping

Propulsion System

  • Method: Thrusters
  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Nominal Speed: 1.52
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 2.06

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 1500 Wh
  • Bluefin 1.5Kw Subsea

Launch and Recovery

  • Hand Held
  • Crane


  • L-3 Klein Associates Inc. UUV 3500

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