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Gavia Scientific configuration

Platform: Gavia
Manufacturer: Teledyne Gavia


Gavia Scientific

The Gavia Scientific AUV is a self contained, low logistics survey tool capable of delivering high quality data while operating from vessels of opportunity or even from the shore.

Its modular construction and the ability to carry both user designed payload modules and an array of typical scientific sensors, makes it the ideal tool for researchers gathering a variety of high quality data at depths of up to1000m.

The Gavia AUV is packed in small cases that are both Fed Ex shippable and transportable in a van or pickup truck for ease of transport to survey site. The Gavia is man portable and does not require any specialized equipment for deployment which is typically done from either the shore or small inflatables.

Physical Specs

  • Platform: Gavia Download PDF
  • Body Type: Torpedo
  • Size (LxWxH): 1.80m x 0.20m x 0.30m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 1.80m x 0.20m x 0.20m
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: 49.00kg
  • Maximum Depth: 1,000.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Obstacle Avoidance: No
  • Endurance (nominal load): 6 hours
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Beach Survey
  • Coastal Mapping
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Freshwater Mapping
  • Geophysical Survey
  • Marine Science Survey
  • Mineral field Survey
  • Oceanographic Survey
  • Rapid Environmental Assesment
  • Scientific Research
  • Seabed Mapping
  • Vehicle Research

Propulsion System

  • Method: Thrusters
  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Nominal Speed: 1.00
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 3.00

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

Launch and Recovery

  • Hand Held