Re-Blogged From Oceana
TC40 Underwater Exploration Unmanned Surface Vehicle is a platform of autonomous hidden sewer pipe detecting vessel as sharp weapons of environmental supervision, reacting promptly to water pollution accident emergency by tracking pollution source and detecting hidden sewer pipes by locating the pipes precisely by GPS , a real guardian of human lives.
1) . TC40 is made of high strength fiber reinforced plastic material adopting catamaran hull design for stably sailing, which only weighs 20kg making it easy to carry and operate.
2). TC40 USV compatible with RTK and side scan sonar can be able to quickly detect and find the hidden sewer pipes buried at the bottom of rivers or lakes by profiling images of sub-bottom & river banks and locating the pipes precisely by GPS max detecting range within 100m.
3). TC40-Hidden sewer pipes detecting robotic control boat is featured by GPS location , downloading satellite maps, setting waypoints before mission starts , autonomous navigation, capturing evidence photo in time without any delay, which also stands out for its intelligent obstacle avoidance by ultrasound sensors to detect obstacles within 10 meters ahead to avoid collision.
4). TC40 Unmanned Surface Vehicle can be operated with auto switch as well as manual mode switch, transmitting data by RF point to point (max range :10km), transmitting live video by GPRS network without blind spot.
1). TC40 is multi-purposed unmanned surface boat not only conducting environmental surveillance, hidden pipe detecting, but also hydrologic reconnaissance and bathymetric data acquisition by carrying related instruments.
2). TC40 is more and more popular and practical along with more importance attached to environmental protection from government in recent years.
3). TC40 Unmanned Surface Vehicle hidden sewer pipes detecting remote control boat has acquired prominent achievements in assisting environmental protection department to detect hidden sewer pipes in industrial areas where the rivers are seriously polluted by the industrial waste water discharged secretly by the factory nearby.
The following choices of base station with their own advantages can be cooperated with the USV according to different demands :
1). Tough book base station featured by water-proof, dust-proof and shock proof;
2). Integrated base station characterized by its sunlight readable 15 Inch touch screen portable base station featured by using the commercial notebook computer and optional the scheme of communication relay station or radio communication module;
3). Relay station distinguished by its mobile phone terminal access function and smooth and stable communication.
|Dimensions||1637mm × 711mm × 372mm|
|Material||High strength fiber reinforced plastic|
|Power Supply||14.8V, 21 Ah high power Li-polymer battery|
|Data Transmission||RF point-to-point, range: 10 km|
|Video Transmission||WIFI/4G, range: 5 km|
|Top Speed||4 m/s|
|Endurance||2 Hours at 2 m/s speed|