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SeaOtter MKII platform

Manufacturer: Atlas Elektronik GmbH


The SeaOtter MK II is an autonomous underwater vehicle for general-purpose surveying, monitoring and sampling of the oceans. The system is designed to be operated autonomously and without operator intervention, based on pre-programmed survey parameters such as survey plan, depth, exclusion zones, and payload settings. The vehicle is able to carry a wide range of sensors including side scan sonar, sub-bottom profiler, multi-beam echosounder, ADCP, sampling equipment, camera and pipe/cable tracking equipment. The SeaOtter MK II’s mission management system, navigation system and payload systems are tightly integrated to make the system robust and yet flexible enough to perform a wide range of mission types. Hull The AUV has a modular construction. The front section contains safety and communication equipment. The central module contains the battery compartment and a payload section which is configurable to requirements. The aft section contains mission management, navigation and propulsion systems. Power The AUV has standard endurance of 24 hours at a survey speed of 4 knots and with the payload operating. The AUV is powered by lithium polymer batteries which can be swapped or re-charged while on deck. Recharge time is 4 hours.

Physical Specs

  • Body Type: Rectangular
  • Body Material: ABS
  • Size (LxWxH): 3.45m x 0.96m x 0.48m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): Information not available
  • Maximum Depth: 600.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Coastal Mapping
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Freshwater Mapping
  • Geophysical Survey
  • Marine Science Survey
  • Oceanographic Survey
  • Oil and Gas Survey
  • Rapid Environmental Assesment
  • Seabed Mapping
  • Wind Park Construction Survey

Propulsion System

  • DOF: 0
  • Hovering: Yes
  • Buoyancy: No
  • Biomimetic: No
  • Thrusters: 1
  • Nominal Speed: 2.06
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 4.12