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Ocean Explorer configuration

Platform: Ocean Explorer
Manufacturer: Florida Atlantic University


Variable payload reconfigurable Ocean Survey test vehicle

The Ocean Explorer consists of a tail section propulsion, navigation, and control section and modular  nosecone/payload sections. The hull shape is a modified hydrodynamically efficient Gertler body shape with a maximum OD of 21 inches and a length of 7 ft.

Physical Specs

  • Platform: Ocean Explorer
  • Body Type: Torpedo
  • Size (LxWxH): 4.50m x 0.53m x 0.53m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 4.50m x 0.53m x 0.53m
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: 800.00kg
  • Maximum Depth: 300.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: Yes
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Obstacle Avoidance: No
  • Endurance (nominal load): 12 hours
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

Propulsion System

  • Method: Thrusters
  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Nominal Speed: 1.54
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 2.57

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

Launch and Recovery

  • Crane