D.A.S. Boat: DiveLog Automated Survey Boat

D.A.S. Boat can be operated manually using a hand controller, or autonomously follow routes created in its control software “DiveLog”. While in Autonomous mode, data and position information is sent wirelessly to a shore station allowing operators to monitor the vessels progress, send updated waypoints and routes or take manual control of the craft. Once the vessel reaches its endpoint it will automatically go into station keeping mode and wait for the operator to enter a new waypoint, route or to take over manual control. The D.A.S. Boat system can be used on any size unmanned surface vessel. DiveLog can also output a standard autopilot data string for used on manned vessels. Data collected by D.A.S. Boat can be viewed real-time in DiveLog and exported for processing in programs such as Shark Marine’s Sediment Accumulation Monitor (S.A.M.) Software, Hypack, Caris, or Fledermaus.

Features

  • Precise autonomous survey operation
    • Positioning accuracy to 2cm
    • +/- 0.25 cm (.8”) average cross track error (dependent on environmental conditions)
  • Intelligent Navigation Features
    • Route Following (waypoint, target, or survey)
    • Station Keeping
    • Auto Depth/Altitude
    • Goto Target (with user-defined standoff distance)
  • Wireless data transmission to shore station
  • Optional payload sensors:
    • Single-point Sonar
    • Multi-beam Sonar
    • Sidescan sonar
    • Video Cameras

Specifications

Dimension

180 cm x 90 cm (61.1” x 34.8”)

Weight

30 kg (66 lbs)

Payload Capacity

20 kg (55 lb) (Additional available with added flotation)

Power

Li-on Batteries, up to 4 hour endurance

Speed

Survey - 3-4 kt
Maximum - 10 kt