Autonomous and Unmanned Marine Vehicles: USV, AUV, Marine ROV; Profiling Floats & Towed Systems

Teledyne Marine Develops Unmanned Subsea and Shallow-Water Solutions

By Mike Ball / 06 Jan 2020
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Teledyne Marine, a group of industry-leading developers of autonomous and unmanned marine vehicles for demanding subsea and shallow-water environments, has partnered with Unmanned Systems Technology (“UST”) to demonstrate their expertise in this field. The ‘Platinum’ profile highlights how their state-of-the-art ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles), AUVs (Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles) and USVs (Unmanned Surface Vehicles) can be used for challenging applications such as oceanography, defense and security, and oil and gas inspection and surveying.

vLBV950 deep water Mini-ROVTeledyne SeaBotix’ observation- and inspection-class ROVs are compact and lightweight with the power to navigate strong currents. The highly flexible systems feature modular designs that enable all major components, such as thrusters, lights, electronics bottle, and flotation, to be quickly and easily removed or replaced. A wide variety of sensors, cameras and payloads can be fielded on the vehicles, providing multi-mission functionality.

The Gavia is a modular, low-logistics AUV with field-swappable plug-and-play modules rated to 500 or 1000m. The standard base configuration includes nose, battery, control and propulsion modules, with additional capabilities including sonar, cameras, inertial navigation and environmental sensors.

Gavia Modular AUV


This flexible, easily reconfigurable solution, offering true multi-mission capability, can operate from a wide variety of vessels of opportunity. It is an ideal and cost-effective platform for commercial surveying, scientific and environmental research, mine countermeasures, search and rescue and more.

The SeaRaptor is a survey-grade deep water AUV featuring modular payload ports for field-swappable sensors. The vehicle can also be customised to fit additional instruments such as side scan sonars, echo sounders, sub-bottom profilers and cameras. Redundant emergency systems provide extra recovery options both below the water and on the surface.

SeaRaptor AUVRated to 3000 or 6000m, the SeaRaptor can undertake a wide range of missions, including oceanography, marine archaeology, search and recovery, salvage and construction support.

Slocum G3 GliderThe Slocum G3 glider is a networkable variable buoyancy-driven subsurface platform that can be equipped with a wide variety of sensors and programmed to patrol for weeks at a time. Fleets of gliders can perform sampling and dynamic mapping over large regions for research, commercial and defense applications.

Q-Boat 1250 Portable USVTeledyne Oceanscience Z-Boats are remotely operated survey vessels designed specifically for the hydrographic surveyor. With rugged IP67-rated designs and easy setup, Z-Boats provide ultra-reliable survey capabilities even in the most challenging of conditions.

Q-Boats provide a reliable and convenient remotely controlled platform for the deployment of all major acoustic Doppler current profilers. They are ideal for river velocity profiling, discharge monitoring, and other ADCP applications in rivers, streams, lakes and coastal areas worldwide.

High Speed Riverboat Tethered Hydrologic BoatTeledyne Marine’s tethered hydrologic boats are based around a rugged trimaran design and provide a highly stable platform for the deployment of acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCPs). Offering unmatched environmental data quality, these vessels are deployed by hydrographers and hydrologists around the world, and can be equipped with a range of radio communications and GPS positioning instruments or customized to deploy depth sounders.

6000m TTV-190 Deep Tow VehicleThe TTV-190 Deep Tow vehicle is designed for data collection in deep water environments down to 6000m. Standard configuration includes an acoustic release, locator beacon, and xenon flasher, and custom sensors such as side scan and multi-beam sonars, sub bottom profilers and navigational systems can easily be fitted. The system is ideal for deep water survey applications, deep sea floor habitat mapping, oil and gas route surveying and hazard inspection, and more.

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact
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