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Waitt Institute AUVs
June 19, 2012
12:38 pm
Kristen Yarincik

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Hydroid REMUS 6000 AUVs, #1 (“Mary Ann) and #2 (“Ginger”)

LOA: 3.84 m

Max diameter: .71 m

Weight in air: 862 kg

Max operating depth: 6000 m

Endurance: Est. 22 hours (subject to speed and sensor configuration)

Velocity range: Up to 2.6 m/s (5 knots), variable over range

Navigation: LB, 7-10 kHz; upward-looking transducer, dead-reckoning with RDI ADCP

(300 kHz; 600 kHz spares) and Kearfott INU

Tracking: Dual emergency transponders, mission-abort ascent weight drop; Iridium; GPS

Communication: Acoustic Modem; Iridium; 802.11B Wi-Fi

Standard (matched) sensors:

EdgeTech 120/410 kHz side-scan sonar

Seabird SBE-37 CTD

Wet-Labs BBD optical backscatter sensor

Electronic still camera with strobe

Additional (swappable) sensors:

Edge Tech 230/540 kHz side-scan sonar

Imagenex Delta-T 260 kHz multibeam profiling sonar

Omni Technologies sub-bottom profiler

Launch and Recovery System (LARS)

Single LARS with stainless steel components and custom turntable; spares

Shipboard Operations and Maintenance Vans /20’ ISO containers (2)

Acoustic ranging and communications systems

Battery chargers (2)

Operations computer

AC; lighting; hoist; tools

Vehicle carts and tracks

Vehicle spares

Deep Ocean Transponders (DOTs)

10 moored navigation beacons with acoustic releases (typically 4 deployed per mission)

Data Analysis System

Ruggedized work stations (2) with 8 monitors

1 TB Hard drives (4)

Printer and plotter



Dominique Rissolo, Executive Director

858-228-7448 or ** you don’t have permission to see this link **

Michael Dessner, Director of Operations

858-784-1167 or ** you don’t have permission to see this link **


Waitt Institute, 5786 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037


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