Echoboat Unmanned Surface Vehicle
The EchoBoat™ is a surface vehicle developed for hydrographic
survey applications. This is a multi-payload, remotely controlled
and autonomously controlled survey platform featuring portability,
improved thrust, and large payload capacity.
The vehicle can be monitored while under way, in both Auto and
Manual modes, while within line-of-sight range. The mission planner
runs on a base station laptop, connected through a radio telemetry
link, and displays the vehicles graphical positioning and progress
against a background map of the survey area. Battery voltage, current
and capacity remaining is monitored via this link.
Switching from autonomous to remote control on the survey boat
is easy using a high-power remote control system that offers up to
2km range, with a survey endurance of over eight miles on a single
For professional hydrographic survey requirements, the EchoBoat™
may be tailored to individual customer requirements. The boat
may be purchased with the desired depth sounder pre-installed, or
supplied ready to accept existing equipment from the user’s survey
pool. Similarly, customized cabling can be included allowing the
boat to accept existing GPS, GNSS and RTK positioning systems.
For a turnkey survey-grade system, the EchoBoat™ can be outfitted
with singlebeam, multibeam and side scan sonar systems.
The EchoBoat™ is compatible with hydrographic data acquisition
software such as Hypack, PDS2000 and QINSy.
HyDrone Unmanned Surface Vehicle
The HyDrone™ is a one-man portable, catamaran platform
developed for hyrdrographic survey applications. Working in
conjunction with the HydroLite™ portable echosounder kit, the
HyDrone™ accomplishes the same results as more expensive
RC survey systems. The lightweight, wide profile and watertight
construction provide stability, ruggedness and portability. It is
manufactured from high quality marine materials and components
and easily disassembles for transport and shipping.
Work environments include mines, sewage treatment plants,
contaminated lakes, harbors and rivers.
Remote control of the survey boat is easy using a high-power
remote control system that offers up to 2km range, with a
survey endurance of over 8 hours at a survey speed of 3 knots
on a single battery pack.
With our AutoNav option, the HyDrone™ is also semi autonomous;
the vehicle can be monitored while under way, in both Auto and
The mission planner app runs on a base station laptop connected
through a radio telemetry link, and displays the vehicle’s graphical
position and progress in real time against a background map of
the survey area. Battery, voltage, current, and capacity remaining is
monitored via this link.
HydroLite-TM Single Frequency Echosounder Kit
The HydroLite-TM™ should be included in every survey
and engineering company’s standard equipment kit for
hydrographic surveying. Developed to meet requirements
for the U.S. Army Tactical Dive Teams, the rugged, wireless
HydroLite-TM™ looks and feels like your traditional survey
instrument. It quickly measures and logs depths more
accurately than standard systems, making fast work of
ponds, rivers, lakes and more.
Scope of Supply
Sonarmite Echosounder Kit
HydroLite Boat Mount/Pole Kit
Rugged Shipping Case
User Manual/ Training Manual
1 year support and warranty
PC Data Acquisition
Digital Bar Check
Frequency: 200 KHz
Beam Width: 6º
Ping Rate: 6 Hz
Depth Accuracy: 1cm/ 0.1% of depth
Output formats: NMEA, ASCII, Quality
Range: 0.3m - 75m
I/O: Serial, Bluetooths
Power: Rechargable 12V Battery
Seafloor Systems Products
Leading the way for integrated hydrographic survey solutions!
Remote Controlled or Autonomous
Custom instrumentation to client’s requirements
Easily switch to remote operation
Access to remote areas
Remote Controlled or Autonomous
Wide profile for stability
Watertight, durable construction
Easy disassembly for transport and shipping
Optional Auto Pilot module
Portable, integrated hydrographic survey solution
Adaptable to any vessel
Wireless data transfer
Meets IP-65 standards
Quickly export XYZ data