THE FLORIDA TECH AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE

(unfortunately no longer operational)




Vehicle Characteristics

Length/Diameter		7ft / 11 inches
Shape			Torpedo with vertical GPS mast
Mass			80lb 
Depth Rating		100 fsw
Speed			6-8kts
Turning Circle		25 ft
Propulsion system	4 12V Lead Acid Batteries Driving  Trolling Motor
Mission Length		6 hours at flank speed
Sensors			Heading 	± 15
			Depth		± 0.01m
			Pitch		± 0.15
			Roll		± 0.15
			Altitude	± 0.01m
			Speed		± 0.1 kts
			GPS 		± 0.5m (Surfaced)
			3 Whisker O/A Sonar
Internal Systems	MC68HC11
Communications		RF Link to mother ship

Vehicle Internal Configuration




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For more information contact Dr. Stephen Wood