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Bluefin-12 platform

Manufacturer: Bluefin Robotics


The Bluefin-12 UUV is designed around a modular mechanical and electrical architecture built into a rugged and lightweight free-flooding structure. There are three distinct and very important advantages to Bluefin’s modular, free-flooded approach. First, it facilitates the addition of new features and capabilities into the AUV platform. The entire payload section of the Bluefin-12 can be swapped on-deck in under and hour.

Bluefin’s modular architecture improves operational availability and reliability. Our reliance on self-contained modular subsystems connected by underwater cabling allows any individual module to be swapped on deck in a matter of minutes.

Physical Specs

  • Body Type: Torpedo
  • Body Material: Aluminum
  • Size (LxWxH): 3.77m x 0.32m x 0.32m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 3.77m x 0.32m x 0.32m
  • Maximum Depth: 200.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

Propulsion System

  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Buoyancy: No
  • Biomimetic: No
  • Thrusters: 1
  • Nominal Speed: 2.00
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 2.57

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