The BlueBoat is a cost-effective and user-friendly USV platform designed for hydrographic survey as well as development of customized marine robotics systems. Designed to be extremely intuitive and easy to get started with, the system is highly expandable and incorporates the open-source BlueOS software and ArduRover control firmware.
The vessel features built-in autonomy capabilities as standard, with precision GPS waypoint navigation, automatic return to home, and more. Complex missions can be planned in minutes with the intuitive drag-and-drop-based software. A joystick controller can also be utilized for manual control.
Featuring an innovative hull design with a low-wake internal sensor area for survey sonars and other equipment, as well as multiple external mounting points and brackets, the BlueBoat can be equipped with a wide range of payloads to suit any marine robotics application. The unique hull shape and weedless propellers also ensure that the vessel is not obstructed by weeds and other debris.
The BlueBoat provides over 60 hours of continuous operating time with maximum battery capacity and up to 9 hours on a single battery, making it ideal for long-endurance missions. It includes a long-range wifi radio that can connect to the BaseStation box from up to 1 km away, and 4G LTE and Iridium SATCOM capabilities will be added in the future.
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||
120 x 93 x 46 cm (deployed)
120 x 71 x 24 cm (folded)
120 x 46 x 20 cm (packaged)
|Weight||14.5 kg/ 32 lbs (no batteries or payload)|
|Propulsion||2 x M200 motors w/ weedless propeller|
1 m/s, no payload:
2 Batteries (532 Wh, 2.4 kg) - 18 hrs (65 km)
4 Batteries (1064 Wh, 4.7 kg) - 36 hrs (130 km)
6 Batteries (1596 Wh, 7.0 kg) - 50 hrs (180 km)
8 Batteries (2128 Wh, 9.3 kg) - 62 hrs (220 km)
|Max Speed||3 m/s / 6 kts (2 batteries, no payload)|
|Payload Capacity||15 kg / 33 lbs (incl. batteries)|