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Micro UUV configuration

Platform: Micro-UUV
Manufacturer: Riptide Autonomous Solutions


The vehicle was designed for low logistics. The configuration delivered uses 144 alkaline AA batteries just like in your television remote control but in greater quantity. They can be swapped out in a few minutes. The use of alkaline batteries avoids many of the limitations and restrictions with shipping, safety, and government certification of lithium batteries, while providing enough energy to run these efficient vehicles for a day or more, depending on operational speed and payload power. Plus, you can get them anywhere in the world.

Riptide is actively adding new features and capabilities to this platform and we look forward to supporting your current and future requirements.

Physical Parameters
Length: 25 to 72 inches
Diameter: 4.875 inches – Standard A-sized Navy Sonobuoy
Weight: 12 to 36 lbs typical
Speed: 1 to 8 knots
Depth: 650 ft (200m)

Energy Options (with predicted Endurance)
Assumes 36” UUV with no payload @ 2 knots
Alkaline – 30 Hours
Lithium Ion (Rechargeable) – 48 Hours
Lithium Ion (Primary) – 144 Hours
Aluminum Seawater Battery (available in late 2016) – ~400 hours

(Read more about the aluminium seawater battery here)

WiFi standard
Acoustic Modem (Optional in Payload)

Navigation Sensors
GPS (on Surface)
9-DOF IMU/Magnetometer Combination
Depth and Temperature
High Grade INS / DVL (Optional)

Open Interfaces
HW: Ethernet, RS232, TTL (Sync-In & -Out), I2C, SPI
SW: MOOS, ROS, MOAA, JAUS, and more

Preliminary Payload
Frequencies: 600, 900, 1200, or 1800 kHz Adaptive TM CHIRP, CW
CHIRP Bandwidth: 50 kHz to 200 kHz
CHIRP Length: < 0.5 ms
Maximum Image Ranges (per side)
600 kHz: 100 m
900 kHz: 60 m
1200 kHz: 35 m
1800 kHz: 15 m

Other Payloads
Wet or Dry, Customer Defined & Riptide Integrated, or Customer Supplied & Integrated

Physical Specs

  • Platform: Micro-UUV Download PDF
  • Body Type: Torpedo
  • Size (LxWxH): 0.64m x 0.12m x 0.12m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 0.64m x 0.12m x 0.12m
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: 5.44kg
  • Maximum Depth: 198.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Obstacle Avoidance: No
  • Endurance (nominal load): 24 hours
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Vehicle Research
  • Sensor Development
  • Hydro-acoustic Research
  • Sensor Development

Propulsion System

  • Method: Thrusters
  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Nominal Speed: 1.54
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 0.00

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

Launch and Recovery

  • Hand Held

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