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ASV Global I C-Cat 3 Small Multi-Purpose Work Class Autonomous Surface Vehicle

C-Cat 3 has been developed to complement the existing ocean going ASV Global vehicles for survey and support tasks where a smaller vehicle is better suited to missions.The design incorporates a large payload bay to enable flexibility of payloads used.

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The shallow draft and small size of the vehicle enables deployment in littoral areas and its modular construction facilitates the fitting of a range of scientific above and below water payloads.

C-Cat-3 includes the core functionality proven in all ASV Global vehicles and systems and thus is a reliable and robust platform for path planning, autonomy research and scientific experimentation with payloads.

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The three-meter (10 foot) vessel includes the ASView control system which gives the operator the flexibility to execute basic remote control right up to fully autonomous operations.

Specifications

  • Length: 3.02m
  • Beam: 1.55m
  • Height: 1.4m
  • Draft: Min 0.39m, max dependent on payload ~0.7m
  • Displacement: Lightship 270kg, fully loaded 340kg
  • Primary propulsion: 2 x DC electric motors driving 3 bladed propellers
  • Operational speed range: Up to 8 knots
  • Payload power: 12V or 24V