Hybrid Operation

Hybrid Operation

SeaCat is a fully autonomous vehicle which allows for completely unsupervised missions.

This is highly effective in scenarios where large sea areas have to be investigated.

But whenever detailed inspections of objects are of interest, SeaCat can support this need as well.

Two propulsion sections (cross-thruster and vertical thruster) are integrated into SeaCat’s hull, increasing its manoeuvrability at low velocity and providing a hovering capability. Thus, even a slow reverse speed is possible.

A fibre-optic Ethernet link of up to 1000 m length can be attached to the SeaCat. This enables the access to a specific SwapHeadTM, the Inspection Head, featuring a pan-tilt camera and lights as well as the forward looking imaging sonar.