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Remus 600 platform

Manufacturer: Hydroid


The REMUS 600 AUV was designed through funding from the Office of Naval Research to support the Navy’s growing need for operations requiring extended endurance, increased payload capacity, and greater operating depth. The REMUS 600 boasts the same proven software and electronic subsystems found in our highly successful REMUS 100 AUV, with a depth rating and increased capabilities that take autonomous operations to the next level.

Vehicle Specifications
Diameter 32.4 cm (12.75 in)
Weight 240 kg (530 lbs.)
Max depth 600 m (1968.5 ft)

The REMUS 600 is the most versatile member of the REMUS AUVs.  Its modular design enables us to easily reconfigure its sensors for mission specifics.  It has a mission endurance of nearly 70 hours with speeds up to 5 knots at depths up to 600 meters. With its increased payload it has a range of 286 nautical miles.  Just like our smaller REMUS-100 it has the ease of operation to be used with a laptop and very little auxiliary equipment.

The first REMUS 600 was developed at WHOI in 2003

Physical Specs

  • Body Type: Torpedo
  • Body Material: Aluminum
  • Size (LxWxH): 3.25m x 0.32m x 0.32m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 3.25m x 0.32m x 0.32m
  • Maximum Depth: 600.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Coastal Mapping
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Geophysical Survey
  • Marine Science Survey
  • Mine Countermeasures
  • Oceanographic Survey
  • Rapid Environmental Assesment
  • Seabed Mapping
  • Search and Recovery
  • Search, Classify and Map

Propulsion System

  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Buoyancy: No
  • Biomimetic: No
  • Thrusters: 1
  • Nominal Speed: 1.50
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 2.60

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