Hydronalix, a leading developer of advanced unmanned surface vessels (USVs) and Safety, Security & Rescue Robotics (SSRR), has partnered with Unmanned Systems Technology (“UST”) to demonstrate their expertise in this field. The ‘Silver’ profile highlights how their marine robotics platforms can be used for a wide range of applications, including defense, law enforcement and first responders, scientific research, and commercial and industrial.
AMY is a general-purpose small unmanned surface vessel constructed with a high-strength, low-weight carbon fiber hull and high-efficiency planing design. Powered by twin hybrid fuel-injected 4 kW electric jet drives, it can reach a top speed of 16 knots.
The versatile platform can be equipped with a wide range of optional payloads, including X-band radars, side scan sonars and downward imaging sonars. High-bandwidth Inmarsat SATCOM provides long-range, reliable communications and control. The vessel’s low-dielectric structure allows for the mounting of internal antennas.
NIX is a high-speed long-endurance unmanned surface vessel with a rugged low-weight M-shaped carbon fiber hull, providing stability even at high speeds and leaving almost no wake. The dual hybrid fuel-injected electric engine delivers 3kW of power and a top speed of 20 knots, and provides 24 hours of mission endurance with a 40 kg payload.
The USV can be equipped with an optional EO/IR stabilized camera gimbal, side-scan and downward imaging sonars, and NOAA-certified weather sensor. The vessel’s low-dielectric structure allows for the mounting of internal antennas.
EMILY (Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard) is a portable water rescue robot with a Kevlar-reinforced composite hull designed for beach and ocean operations. Weighing just 26 lbs, the battery-powered USV features a full-power run time of 14 minutes with a top speed of 23 mph.
EMILY has been designed with a variety of crucial features for lifesaving operations, such as easy grip handles, an eight-foot perimeter grab rope, and a long flag for maximum visibility. The USV can be operated at ranges of up to 5 miles at full speed or 6 miles at slower speeds. It comes with a 2.4 GHz frequency-hopping transmitter controller for easy and intuitive operation.
MOBE (Man Overboard EMILY) is a variant of the EMILY water rescue robot that is designed to be launched from vessels. With a top speed of 18 mph, it can run at full power for up to 18 minutes. The included 2000-foot rescue reel allows easy retrieval of the vehicle.
MOBE has been designed for operation in nautical environments, and features LED port and starboard navigation lights and a powerful LED headlight for clear visibility at night. Vital features for lifesaving missions include easy grip handles, an eight-foot perimeter grab rope, and a long flag for maximum visibility.
SWRE (Swift Water EMILY) is a variant of the EMILY water rescue robot that has been optimized for rescue operations in flood, river and fast-flowing environments. With a top speed of 25 mph, it can run at full power for up to 6 minutes. Optional 800 or 2000-foot rescue reels allow for secure retrieval of the vehicle.
The vessel includes waterproof two-way VHF marine radios with remote microphones, as well as a helmet and lifejacket that can be securely delivered for use by rescuees. Bright starboard and port LED navigation lights allow the SWRE to be easily seen by observers and other vessels.
The Sonar EMILY unmanned surface vessel utilizes both side scan and downward-facing sonar to gather high-resolution imagery for the location of drowning victims, submerged vehicles and sunken boats. Both imaging transducers are mounted above the keel, allowing the USV to pass directly over obstacles without risk of damage.
The electrically-powered surface vehicle can reach a top speed of 18mph, and can be equipped with either a single or dual battery pack to provide mission endurances of 1.5 to 3 hours or 3 to 6 hours (at average speed of 2 mph) respectively.
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