Teledyne Gavia Unveils 6000m Rated AUV

(Photo: Teledyne Gavia)
(Photo: Teledyne Gavia)

Teledyne Gavia announced Tueasday that it will formally introduce its new 6,000 meter rated autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) in April.

The newly designed SeaRaptor AUV is slated to make its official debut at the Ocean Business trade exhibition in the U.K. in April.

“In SeaRaptor, the Teledyne Marine team has introduced a high performance AUV capable of carrying the most advance marine sensors available in the market,” said Thomas Altshuler, Vice President and Group General Manager for the Teledyne Marine Vehicle group. “We have already delivered our first vehicle and see significant opportunities for SeaRaptor.”

Teledyne Gavia said the new AUV incorporates a broad range of Teledyne content, including acoustic modems, ascent and descent weight releases, a black box pinger locator, sub-bottom profiler (Teledyne Benthos, multi-beam echosounders, obstacle avoidance multi-beam sonar (Teledyne RESON), Doppler Velocity Log (DVL), Current, Temperature, and Depth sensor (CTD) (Teledyne RD Instruments), and onboard processing software (Teledyne Caris).

In addition, the first vehicle delivered also carried an Edgetech Side Scan Sonar with Dynamic Focus capability, an iXblue Phins 6K INS system, and a CathX Camera and strobe system.

The integration of Teledyne Marine’s vehicle design, instrumentation, imaging and interconnect solutions from a single supplier, as well as the incorporation of third party sensors into a turnkey package for customers, makes the offering unique in the unmanned underwater vehicle market, Teledyne Gavia said.

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