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Echo Ranger platform

Manufacturer: Boeing Defense, Space and Security


Echo ranger is a joint venture effort between Oceaneering, Boeing and Fugro. It has just complete sea trails and is back in commercial service with Fugro scheduled to use it for bottom surveys in late 2004. Echo Ranger has an easily-configurable payload bay. It is based on the OSIRIS vehicle developed by Boeing in the early 1990s. OSIRIS was a modular design and fully autonomous. It has a maximum depth of 10,000 feet. The large displacement platform is 18 feet long and 50 inches in diameter, square with rounded corners. It has a maximum speed of 8 knots and a normal operating speed of 3-6 knots. It has a nominal operating time of 28 hours.

Physical Specs

  • Body Type: Rectangular
  • Body Material: Aluminum
  • Size (LxWxH): 5.50m x 1.27m x 1.27m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 5.50m x 1.27m x 1.27m
  • Maximum Depth: 3,050.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: Yes
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Cable Deployment
  • Cable Route Survey
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Geophysical Survey
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
  • Marine Science Survey
  • Mineral field Survey
  • Oceanographic Survey
  • Oil and Gas Survey
  • Pipeline Route Survey
  • Seabed Mapping
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Propulsion System

  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Buoyancy: No
  • Biomimetic: No
  • Thrusters: 1
  • Nominal Speed: 1.54
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 4.12