The HyDrone™ Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) by Seafloor Systems is a one-man portable remote control-operated catamaran platform developed for hydrographic survey applications. It has a lightweight, wide profile and watertight construction to provide stability and ruggedness. And with the addition of the dependable HydroLite-TM portable echosounder kit, the HyDrone™ accomplishes the same results as more expensive remotely-controlled survey systems. The HyDrone™ is made from professional grade, water-tight marine components and readily disassembles for ease of transport.

Key features of the Hydrone USV:

  • Hull Length: 45.6 in. / 116 cm

  • Hull Width: 8.2 in. / 21 cm

  • Full Width: 29 in. / 73 cm

  • Survey Speed: 3 kn

  • Top Speed: 6 kn (payload dependent)

  • Battery Endurance: 8 hours at survey speed

  • Remote Control: 2.4GHz long-range RCU

  • Remote Range: Up to 1 km

Key hydrographic survey applications include inspection / survey of mines, sewage treatment plants, contaminated lakes, and rivers.