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Comet configuration

Platform: Comet
Developer: RTsys
Manufacturer: RTsys


COMET is a cost-effective operational AUV with real-time positioning and acoustic communication system, designed to meet the current needs of marine research and industry.

COMET can operate alone or in a network with surface buoys or vessel. It is also the first AUV able to operate in homogeneous swarm.

COMET AUV can work down to 250 m depth, regardless of currents, thanks to high-speed (>10 knots) capability.

COMET is the ideal solution for extensive area surveys as marine energy fields or protected areas monitoring, offshore resources detection or anti-mine warfare.


  • Scanning in Turbulent Waters(Turbidity/salinity, Seabed scanning)
  • Tracking and survey
  • Passive acoustics and seismic surveys
  • Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA)
  • UXO / buried objects detection

Payloads & options

  • Side scan sonar / bathymetry /Sub-bottom profiler
  • Magnetometer



Physical Specs

  • Platform: Comet Download PDF
  • Body Type: Torpedo
  • Size (LxWxH): 2.50m x 0.15m x 0.15m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 2.50m x 0.15m x 0.15m
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: 22.60kg
  • Maximum Depth: 250.00 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
  • Geophysical Survey
  • Hydro-acoustic Research
  • Marine Science Survey
  • Mineral field Survey
  • Oceanographic Survey
  • Seabed Mapping
  • Search and Recovery
  • Sensor Development

Propulsion System

  • Method: Thrusters
  • DOF: 6
  • Hovering:
  • Nominal Speed: 3.00
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 5.10

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

Launch and Recovery

  • Hand Held

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