USV Cetus is an L3 Harris ‘C-Worker 4’, designed to accommodate a wide range of sensors, equipment and systems, and can operated remotely or as a semi-autonomous platform from a support vessel or land station.
This state-of-the-art commercial grade uncrewed survey boat is available to staff, students and collaborators for marine data gathering and systems development.
- Length: 4.17m
- Beam: 1.58m
- Draft: 0.41m
- Weight: 680kg lightship, 980kg fully fuelled
- Propulsion: marine diesel engine driving waterjet
- Speed: up to 7 knots
- Endurance: up to 48 hours
- Control: 'ASView' for direct, semi-autonomous or autonomous control
- Communications: DTC Mesh radio, WiFi and 4G (giving a working range of between 6 and 30km depending of elevation giving a 14Mbps communication with payloads)
- Dry payload space: sealed dry, easily configurable payload bay of 0.5m³
- Wet payload bay: an underwater retractable mast is situated in in a 700mm x 500mm moon pool that can accommodate a range of underwater sensors, such as MBES, ADCP, USBL and PAM
- Profiling winch: OSIL 100m profiling winch for 15kg payload
- Payload power: 400W continuous power available
- Towing capability: the vessel can tow moderate sized loads