Unmanned Marine Systems - ASVs, USVs & Autonomous Boat Control System

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L3 ASV (previously ASV Global) is a designer, manufacturer and operator of high-performance, rugged autonomous marine vehicle systems for military, government and commercial sectors.

ASV Unmanned Surface Vehicles

L3 ASV’s unmanned marine vehicle systems are used for a wide range of military and commercial applications. For military these include Mine Counter Measures (MCM), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), and Fast Inshore Attack Craft (FIAC) for combat training. For commercial these include, Oil and Gas Exploration and Construction, Oceanographic Data Collection, Hydrographic, Oceanographic and Environmental Surveys.

L3 ASV also provides a broad range of technical services relating to autonomous marine vehicles, from concept design through to production and training. The company has a full complement of highly experienced staff as well as links with leading universities and manufacturing facilities.

ASView Control System

Remotely Control Surface Vessels

ASView-Bridge ASV User Control SystemL3 ASV has specifically developed and refined its ASView system for safe and reliable control of autonomous surface vehicles and has incorporated industry-leading research in collision avoidance and safe over-the-horizon operation. The complete system is comprised of the ASView-Bridge graphical user interface, ASView-Helm remote controller, ASView-Base radio enclosure and ASView-Core vehicle system.

ASView-Helm USV Remote ControlASView features direct remote control via ASView-Helm, assisted remote control, and a Mission Plan mode via ASView-Bridge UI that allows users to define lines, orbits and/or station keeping waypoints. It can be integrated into vessels with a wide variety of power generation and propulsion engines, motors and devices.

ASView supports a broad range of navigation sensors including GPS receivers, gyro stabilised and satellite compasses, inertial navigation systems, marine radar systems, AIS, electro optical and infrared cameras and depth sounders.

ASView Control System for Unmanned Surface Vessels

The system is compatible with line of sight communications including UHF radio, mesh network radio or Wi-Fi, as well as the commercially available Iridium, Inmarsat or V-Sat satellite communications systems.

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C-Stat Station Keeping Buoy

The C-Stat mobile buoy system is a station keeping vessel for applications where anchoring may be difficult or the cost or practicalities of operating a manned vessel for continuous periods of time are prohibitive. It is ideal for asset positioning, surface to underwater communications, and data collection.

C-Stat Station Keeping Buoy

An autonomous control system with sophisticated station-keeping algorithms allows the C-Stat to maintain position, with programmable drift parameters. The buoy is powered by a hybrid diesel electric system, and can travel for up to 5 days with a top speed of 3.7 knots.

Principal Particulars:

Length 2.6m
Beam 1.4m
Weight 470kg
Propulsion Diesel generator, battery and 2 x DC thrusters
Speed 3.7 knots
Endurance 5 days
Range 310nm
Fuel Capacity 94 litres
Payload capacity 20kg
Control ASView
Communications Radio/satellite

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C-Cat 3

Small Multipurpose Work USV

C-Cat 3 Small Multipurpose Work USV

The C-CAT 3 is a multipurpose vessel developed for applications requiring a smaller craft, such as surveying, monitoring and other scientific research in littoral zones. Its modular design and large payload bay allow it to be easily fitted with a wide variety of above and below water sensors and other payloads.

C-Cat 3 Small Multipurpose Work USVThe vessel is powered by twin electric motors and can achieve a top speed of 10 knots. It can be controlled manually or pre-programmed to follow specified routes that can be updated at any point during the mission via an intuitive PC-based GUI.

Principal Particulars:

Length 3.0m
Beam 1.6m
Height 2.3m (including antennas)
Draught 0.4m (not including payload)
Weight 320kg lightship
390kg (with maximum payload of 70kg)
Propulsion 2x 24V DC electric motors driving 3-bladed propellers
Speed range 10 knots maximum speed
3.5 knots cruising speed
Endurance 6-8 hours at cruising speed
Electrical power (DC) 2x 24V DC lithium batteries (2685Wh capacity each)
Recharge time of 11 hours from depleted; optional fast charger for full recharge from depleted in 3-4 hours.
Cameras 360-degree camera box featuring four daylight cameras (forward/aft/port/ starboard)
Primary communications link 100mW COFDM IP mesh radio
Tuneable RF channel bandwidths of 1.25 MHz to 10 MHz
~1-2km range with remote station antenna height of 3.5m
Range can be increased with remote station antenna height >3.5m
Alternate communications 4G LTE cellular data connection
Wi-Fi
Payload capacity Manually deployable keel that can accommodate small form factor sensors
Payload control equipment is located on-board inside a 4U 19” rack unit, housed in a watertight central compartment
24V DC 180W payload power

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C-Enduro

Long Endurance Maritime Unmanned Surface Vehicle

The C-Enduro is a long endurance USV, ideal for any application where long-term remote data collection is required. Capable of enduring missions of up to 3 months in length, the vehicle’s power system can be tailored to suit different climatic conditions by using diesel or methanol power chain, and/or harvesting energy using wind turbines and solar panels.

C-Enduro Solar Unmanned Surface Vehicle

C-Enduro USVThe hull features a rugged carbon-fibre construction with a self-righting design. A wide range of sensors can be fitted to the C-Enduro, including sonar, Electronic Warfare, wave measurement, and cameras. diesel or methanol power chain, and/or harvesting energy using wind turbines and solar panels.

This advanced USV can serve a multitude of roles, from security to oceanographic data collection to environmental monitoring.

Principal Particulars:

Length 4.2m
Beam 2.4m
Height 2.8m (including antennae), 1.5m (mast off)
Draft 0.4m
Weight 350kg lightship
Propulsion
2 x DC brushless motors
Speed
Up to 6.5 knots
Endurance
30+ days depending on power configuration
Control
ASView for direct, semi-autonomous or autonomous control
Communications
Radio/satellite
Solar panel system
12 high efficiency panels generating a peak electrical power of 1200W
Diesel generator system
Electric start diesel generator providing a peak charging power of 2.5kW. Can be run continuously for higher speed and payload missions
Wind turbine system
Lightweight three blade system generating a peak output power of 720W
Sensor options
keel mounted sensors, CTD lowered by winch, meteorological sensors, ADCP, MBES, side-scan sonar, PAM, acoustic modem, ASW (towed array or dipping), electronic warfare.

C-Worker Multi-Role USVs

The C-Worker family of USV platforms offers solutions for a wide variety of offshore, inshore and coastal operations. All vessels in the C-Worker range can be controlled directly, semi-autonomously or with full autonomy, with the ability to select and update mission parameters via the intuitive ASView control software.

C-Worker 4

Shallow Water ASV

C-Worker 4 Shallow Water USV

C-Worker 4 is the smallest of the C-Worker USVs, with a diesel-powered waterjet propulsion system that makes it ideal for shallow water operations such as marine construction surveys and environmental data collection.

C-Worker 4 Shallow Water USV

Principal Particulars:

Length 4.2m
Beam 1.6m
Height 2.7m (including antennas)
Draught 0.6m (not including payload)
Weight 1,030kg fully fuelled (not including payload)
Speed range 6 knots maximum speed
3.5 knots cruising speed
Endurance Up to 48 hours at cruising speed
Propulsion 30hp inboard diesel engine driving a waterjet
Fuel capacity 110 litres (diesel)
Electrical power (DC) 1x 24V DC house battery bank
1x 12V DC engine start battery
External shore power connector for shore supply charging
Electrical power (AC) 230V AC via a 1,000W 50Hz inverter/charger
Cameras 360-degree camera box featuring four daylight cameras (forward/aft/port/starboard) and one forward-facing thermal (IR) camera
Payload capacity ~40kg wetside payload capacity (MBES, ADCP, SBP, CTD etc.)
Payload sensors mounted on an Underwater Retractable Mast (URM)
Payload control equipment is located on-board in a 10U 19” rack unit, housed
in a watertight compartment
Primary communications link 5W COFDM IP mesh radio
Tuneable RF channel bandwidths of 1.25 MHz to 10 MHz
~5km range with remote station antenna height of 3.5m
Range can be increased with remote station antenna height >3.5m
Alternate communications 4G LTE cellular data connection
Wi-Fi

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C-Worker 5

Hydrographic Surveying ASV

C-Worker 5 Hydrographic Surveying ASV

C-Worker 5 Hydrographic Surveying ASVWith a repairable rugged aluminium hull and durable construction, C-Worker 5 is designed for surveying applications such as shipwrecks, cable laying and hydrography.

It features an endurance of up to 7 days at a top speed of 7 knots, allowing for increased survey efficiency with a minimum of launch and recovery requirements.

Principal Particulars:

Length 5.5m
Beam 1.8m
Height 3.2m mast fully raised, including antenna
Draught 0.85m
Weight 1,250 kg lightship, no payload
2,000 kg fully fuelled, no payload
Speed range 3 knots minimum speed
5-7 knots cruising speed
10 knots top speed
Endurance ~4 days @ 7 knots
~8 days @ 5 knots
Propulsion 57hp inboard diesel engine and sail drive
Fuel capacity 770 litres (diesel)
Electrical power (DC) 1x 24V DC house battery bank
1x 12V DC engine start battery
External shore power connector for shore supply charging
Cameras 360-degree camera box featuring four daylight cameras (forward/aft/port/starboard) and one forward-facing thermal (IR) camera
Payload capacity ~40kg wetside payload capacity (MBES, ADCP, SBP, CTD etc.) with sensors mounted on a fixed through-hull housing. Potential for deck-mounted and/or towed payloads
Payload control equipment is located on-board in a 12U 19” rack unit, housed in a watertight compartment
24V DC 150A 1kW power
Primary communications link 5W COFDM IP mesh radio
Tuneable RF channel bandwidths of 1.25 MHz to 10 MHz
~5km range with remote station antenna height of 3.5m
Range can be increased with remote station antenna height >3.5m
Alternate communications 4G LTE cellular data connection
Wi-Fi

C-Worker 6

Ocean Surveying ASV

C-Worker 6 is a multi-role work-class vessel that can handle a wide variety of operations, including surveying, environmental monitoring, data collection and surveillance. It can operate for up to 30 days at a cruising speed of 4 knots, and can be integrated with a range of standard or custom payloads, such as sonar, infrared, video cameras, and chemical detectors.

C-Worker 6 Ocean Surveying USV

Principal Particulars:

Length 5.8m
Beam 2.2m
Draft 0.9m
Height 4.75m or 2.2m with mast folded
Weight 13500kg lightship
Propulsion 2 diesel generator sets driving 2 electrical pods via battery bank
Speed Up to 6.5 knots
Endurance Up to 30 days
Payload power 1kW
Control ASView for direct, semi-autonomous or autonomous control
Communications Radio/satellite

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C-Worker 7

Ocean Surveying ASV

C-Worker 7 Ocean Surveying USV

C-Worker 7C-Worker 7 Ocean Surveying USV is a multi-role USV that features fully redundant power, propulsion and communication systems, and a large moon pool that measures 2.5m long x 1m wide. Its modular payload bay allows integration of multiple offshore payloads.

Principal Particulars:

Length 7.5m
Beam 2.3m
Height 6.4m (including antennas)
3.5m (mast lowered
Draught 1.0m
Weight 4,900kg fully fuelled (not including payload)
Speed range 6 knots maximum speed
3-4 knots cruising speed
Endurance 25 days @ 2knots
Propulsion 2x 20 kW Aziprops driving 4-bladed handed Kaplan propellers
Fuel capacity 1,170 litres (diesel)
Electrical power (DC) 2x 48V DC house battery bank
2x 12V DC engine start battery
External shore power connector for shore supply charging
Electrical power (AC) 230V AC via a 3.5kw inverter/charger for payload, air conditioning system and on-board power sockets
Cameras Camera box featuring four daylight cameras and six thermal (IR) cameras, offering a full 360-degree panoramic view with no blind spots and day/night capability
Payload capacity 2.5m (L) x 1m (W) x 1.5m (D) moonpool in the centre of the vehicle with a payload frame that can accommodate up to 500kg of equipment (dependent on distribution and weight assessment) with 48V DC power, 230V AC power,
Ethernet and serial data connections
Primary communications link 5W COFDM IP mesh radio
Tuneable RF channel bandwidths of 1.25 MHz to 10 MHz
~6.7km range with remote station antenna height of 3.5m
Range can be increased with remote station antenna height >3.5m
Alternate communications 4G LTE cellular data connection
Wi-Fi

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C-Worker 8

Multi-Role Offshore ASV

Powered by twin 45hp diesel engines, C-Worker 8 is a rugged, versatile USV with a top speed of 10 knots and up to 7 days endurance. Interchangeable payload frames allow the vessel to be configured for a wide variety of missions, including surveying, environmental research, seismic support, and security.

C-Worker 8 Multi-Role Offshore ASV

Principal Particulars:

Length 7.7m
Beam 2.14m
Draft 0.99m
Height 4.24m (mast up)
Weight 4800kg fully laden, 3700kg lightship
Propulsion Two 45Hp Diesel engines driving fixed pitch propellers
Speed 10 knots
Endurance 7 days at 4 knots, 3 days at 8 knots.
Payload power 3kW
Control ASView for direct, semi-autonomous or autonomous control
Communications Radio/satellite

C-Sweep Rugged USV

C-Sweep is a rugged, modular Unmanned Surface Vehicle capable of undertaking long-endurance minesweeping missions. It features a robust construction with either aluminium or composite hull, and is powered by twin diesel engines.

C-Sweep is capable of deploying secondary Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) or Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), and can be fitted with a range of sensors.

C-Sweep Rugged High Performance ASV

Principal Particulars:

Length 10.8m
Beam 3.5m
Height 2.9m
Draft 0.7m
Weight ~9000kg
Propulsion 2 x marine diesel engines
Speed 25+ knots
Range 230nm+
Fuel Capacity
2300 litres
Control ASView direct, semi-autonomous or autonomous modes
Communications UHF, L/S Band, Sat-Comms
Options Sidescan, multi-beam, USBL, clip-on mine sweep or winch deployed systems electrical generator, AUV/ROV launcher.

C-Target Naval Target Drones

C-Target high-speed realistic target drones provide a way for naval personnel to train for scenarios involving Fast Inshore Attack Craft (FIAC), and are designed for gunnery training, weapons testing and ship command/control evaluation.

All C-Target drones utilise ASV’s proprietary control architecture and can be deployed individually or as part of a swarm.

C-Target 3

The C-Target 3 is a lightweight and fast-moving target drone. With a rugged aluminium construction, the hull features an innovative 2-part design that allows the boat to separate into two pieces for ease of transport and storage.

C-Target 3 Naval Target System

A lift hoop allows for easy deployment and recovery, and the outboard engine and electronics enclosure can be protected with ballistic panels.

Principal Particulars:

Length 3.5m
Beam 1.4m
Height 1.3m
Draft ~0.6m
Weight ~325kg
Propulsion 30hp
Speed 25 knots
Fuel Capacity 40 litres
Control
ASView-T direct or automated control
Communications UHF, 10km+
Options Single boat or multi-boat, visual, radar and thermal enhancements, real time video link and missed distance indicators (MDI).

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C-Target 6

The C-Target 6 is a fast, powerful target drone that can be used either as a direct target or to tow inflatable targets.

With a rugged aluminium hull, the C-Target 6 is capable of operating in conditions up to Sea State 4, allowing for training to take place in harsher weather.

C-Target 6 Naval Target USV

The C-Target 6 can be customised to resemble specific craft, and can also be configured for manned use (with the addition of an optional control panel) or as a low-cost Unmanned Surface Vehicle (with the addition of extra control functionality and camera systems).

Principal Particulars:

Length 6.5m
Beam 2.1m
Height 2.3m
Draft 0.3m
Weight ~1200kg
Propulsion 125hp or 150hp
Diesel IB option Yes
Speed 35 knots
Fuel Capacity 180 litres
Control
ASView-T direct or automated control
Communications UHF, 10km+
Options Single boat or multi-boat, visual, radar and thermal enhancements, real time video link and missed distance indicators (MDI).

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C-Target 9

The C-Target 9 is a highly versatile target craft that can be operated remotely via a radio link, or manually with a console. It can be equipped with a broad range of optional capabilities, including radar, thermal sensors and visual systems.

C-Target 9 Naval Target System

Principal Particulars:

Length 9.6m
Beam 2.4m
Height 3.5m
Draft 0.4m
Weight ~2750kg
Propulsion 2 x 225hp or 300hp
Diesel IB option Yes
Speed 50 knots
Fuel Capacity 600 litres
Control
ASView-T direct or automated control
Communications UHF, 10km+
Options Single boat or multi-boat, visual, radar and thermal enhancements, real time video link and missed distance indicators (MDI).

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C-Target 13

The C-Target 13 is a fast, highly realistic target drone. Propelled by twin 350hp engines and capable of a top speed of greater than 45 knots, it is the largest craft in the C-Target range. As with the other craft in the range, it features a rugged aluminium hull, manual or remote operation, and a range of optional radar, thermal and visual enhancements.

C-Target 13 Naval Target System

Principal Particulars:

Length 12.9m
Beam 2.7m
Height 3.9m
Draft 0.5m
Weight ~4200kg
Propulsion 2 x 350hp
Diesel IB option Yes
Speed 45+ knots
Fuel Capacity 600 litres
Control
ASView-T direct or automated control
Communications UHF, 10km+
Options Single boat or multi-boat, visual, radar and thermal enhancements, real time video link and missed distance indicators (MDI).

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Towed Targets

Inflatable Towed TargetASV’s range of towed targets for gunnery training and weapons testing offers greater stability and functionality than traditional standard cylindrical targets.

Constructed from PVC or Hypalon, the inflatable targets feature multiple repairable and replaceable chambers to allow for greater visibility and survivability. Non-inflatable targets are also available with an aluminium construction.

All targets can be fitted with radar, thermal sensors, missed distance indicators and video camera systems.

Principal Particulars:

Tri-3m Length
3m
Tri-3m Material Hypalon or PVC
Tri-3m Mass 30kg
Tri-6m Length 6.5m
Tri-6m Material Hypalon or PVC
Tri-6m Mass 80kg
Aluminium Hull Length 4m
Aluminium Hull Material Aluminium
Aluminium Hull Mass 200kg

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Unmanned Marine Systems - ASVs, USVs & Autonomous Boat Control System
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