The Inspection Head is the ultimate tool for manual inspection of objects and real-time data transmission for immediate point-of-interest inspection
It comprises a forward-looking multi-beam and a Pan/Tilt Camera Unit
The SeaCat is a hybrid AUV, which means it is capable of operating in a pre-programmed (AUV) mode or in a fully remotely controlled (ROV) mode. Through these properties, SeaCat does not only fulfil the requirements for large-area detection but also for point-of-interest inspection.
Today's ROVs consist of an open frame where several instruments may be attached. The weight of these is compensated for by an amount of buoyancy foam on top of the ROV. For SeaCat, the Inspection Head shall resemble this strategy.
The Inspection Head is the ultimate tool for manual inspection of objects and the transmission of realtime data. It comprises a forward-looking multi-beam sonar with a vertical angle of 20° and a lateral field of view of 120°. Additionally, it features a Pan/Tilt Unit with a light source and a video camera, enabling the user to point at the object of interest. The data of camera and sonar can be displayed on any Laptop connected to the AUV network.
|Angular resolution||1.0° acoustic, 0.5° effective|
|Number of beams||256|
|Depth rating||300 m|