The REMUS 600 AUV was designed through funding from the Office of Naval Research to support the Navy’s growing need for operations requiring extended endurance, increased payload capacity, and greater operating depth. The REMUS 600 boasts the same proven software and electronic subsystems found in our highly successful REMUS 100 AUV, with a depth rating and increased capabilities that take autonomous operations to the next level.
|Diameter||32.4 cm (12.75 in)|
|Weight||240 kg (530 lbs.)|
|Max depth||600 m (1968.5 ft)|
The first REMUS 600 was developed at WHOI in 2003. Two more REMUS 600 (12.75 diameter) vehicles have been built to date.
SSAM Sensor IntegrationSynthetic Aperture Sonar Imaging provides high resolution combined with large swath width as compared to conventional single beam side-scans. In order to acquire high quality images with a SSAM integrated REMUS, REMUS-600 uses independently controlled tri-axial fins to provide the capability for pitch, yaw and roll control. For SSAM, an extra set of fins was added forward to provide full translational control capability, allowing the vehicle to actively control yaw and pitch for true trackline-parallel control, as well as zero-pitch with respect to bottom slope.
SSAM - 'Small Synthetic Aperture Minehunter'
|Capabilites against proud and slightly buried mines|
|HF Band||105 kHz-135 kHz, 212dB
2.54 cm x 2.54 cm resolution
|Weight||240 kg (530lbs)|
|BB Band||10 kHz-52 kHz, 205dB 7.6 cm x 7.6 cm resolution||Length||3.6m (140")|
|Range per side||90 m/V (60m @ 1.5m/sec) (with 2 hyrdophones for RPC)||Endurance||~12 hrs|
|Nav||GPS, RDI 1.2MHz DVL
Kearfott IMU, Acoustic
|Comms||RF: WiFi & Iridium