Unmanned Surface Vessel

HOPE Technik’s Unmanned Surface Vehicle is a fully autonomous catamaran developed for the purpose of towing a side scan sonar in search and rescue operations. With a length and width of 2 metres and 1 metre respectively and weighing only 40 kilograms, it allows for easy handling on and out of the water. Its autonomous operation is controlled via GPS as well as the optional cameras and LIDAR for simple obstacle detection and avoidance. It has a cruising speed of 2 knots with a three-hour continuous operation endurance.

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