The EchoBoat™ is an unmanned surface vehicle developed for hydrographic survey applications. This is a multi-payload, remotely controlled and autonomously controlled survey platform featuring portability, improved thrust, and large payload capacity.
The vehicle can be monitored while under way, in both Auto and Manual modes, while within line-of-sight range. The mission planner runs on a base station laptop, connected through a radio telemetry link, and 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.