Seafloor EchoBoat-ASV Autonomous Surface Vehicle

Category: Seafloor Systems
Product Code: Seafloor EchoBoat-ASV Autonomous Surface Vehicle



The EchoBoat-ASV is an autonomous surface vehicle developed for hydrographic survey applications. This is a multi-payload, remotely and autonomously controlled survey platform featuring portability, improved thrust, and large payload capacity. It is rugged, lightweight, and manufactured from high quality marine components. Work environments include narrow rivers and streams, lakes and ponds, sheltered waters and protected harbors.

The vehicle can be monitored while under way, in both Auto and Manual modes, while within line-of-sight range. The mission planner application runs on a base station laptop, connected through a radio telemetry link. It displays the vehicles graphical positioning and progress against a background map of the survey area. Battery, voltage, current, and capacity remaining is monitored via this link.

For professional hydrographic survey requirements, the EchoBoat-ASV may be specified to individual customer requirements. The boat may be purchased with the desired depth sounder pre-installed, or supplied ready to accept existing equipment from the user’s survey pool. Similarly, customized cabling can be included allowing the boat to accept existing GPS, GNSS and RTK positioning systems. For a turnkey survey-grade system, the EchoBoat-ASV can be outfitted with singlebeam, multibeam, and side scan sonar systems.

The EchoBoat-ASV boat is compatible with hydrographic data acquisition software such as HYPACK, POS2000, and QINSY.


Brand: Seafloor Systems Inc.


10 kts
180 cm
90 cm
12v LiFe P04 packs (1)
5-8 hours
18 kg / 40 lbs
brushless DC outdrive
UV resistant ABS
23 kg / 46 lbs
Futaba 2.4GHz omni directional antenna
2 km
customer specified RTK/GNSS, DGPS
multibeam, singlebeam, ADCP, side scan sonar
SVS, SVP, CTD, WiFi remote desktop