Riptide Autonomous Solutions Set to Unveil New Micro-UUV in February



Riptide Autonomous Solutions has produced a new micro unmanned underwater vehicle, designed for developers of autonomy, behaviors, power systems, subsea sensors, and new payloads.

The base price of under $15,000 allows any operation to any undersea survey or science organization, the company says.

The new micro-UUV model features sonar payloads, acoustic communications, 360 degree cameras and the capability for custom end-user applications.

“During 2016 Riptide built over two dozen systems and delivered units to multiple military, academic and commercial customers. We built up a solid backlog of vehicle orders as well as added multiple new development program wins,” says Jeff Smith, president Riptide.

Open software and hardware contributed to the production of the micro-UUV, which allowed a a rapid mix of new payloads. This helped bring about flooded payload sections for custom end-user applications on the micro-UUV model.

The micro-UUV will be unveiled at OINA 2017. Riptide will be located on stand A58.

“We look forward to sharing our latest product configurations with OINA visitors in San Diego and will be prepared to discuss new application areas and customer requirements on site, as well as what’s next for Riptide,” Smith says.

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