The FUSION is a breakthrough in hybrid underwater vehicles. A vastly different approach that combines AUV, ROV and DIVER Navigation/ Propulsion into one system. The elegant advancement combines a suite of high end bespoke sensors, which produces an efficient, capable and robust design.
A True Hybrid Underwater Vehicle
Breaking from tradition is the FUSION's unique combination of underwater systems into a single platform. The approach creates a common operating platform for improved efficiency, reduced training, significantly lower capital expenditure and greater mission capability. One user interface for all modes, one vehicle for all missions and one company for all support.
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
Fully programmable autonomous vehicle capable of complex maneuvers and high quality sensor data Audition.
Remotely Operated Vehicle
High performance vectored thruster ROV with real time sensor feedback and full automation control system.
Diver Navigation & Propulsion
Comprehensive diver navigation and real time sensor data with on-board thruster propulsion.
Comprehensive Sensor Suite
The FUSION comes complete with a suite of high-end sensors to maximize quality of data collected, operational stability and usefulness through a variety of missions. Each sensor was carefully designed into the FUSION to improve vehicle dynamics, eliminate troublesome cables/connectors and produce a tightly integrated solution.
Forward Looking Multi-Beam Sonar
Side Scan Sonar
High Definition Video Camera
Doppler Velocity Log
Ultra Short Baseline Positioning System
Attitude Heading Reference System
Global Positioning System
Wi-Fi Data Connection
Elegant and Capable Vehicle Design
The FUSION design sets a new standard. Computational Fluid Dynamics was used to optimize the shape, sensors are a bespoke design, high-tech material construction and careful attention to every detail makes FUSION unlike anything else.
Powerful and reliable thruster design along with high density rapid change battery packs further enhance the FUSION design.
Intelligent Automation Control
Beyond the traditional automation for conducting AUV missions is a new era in vehicle stability and controls. The FUSION vehicle was meticulously designed to maximize stability, efficiency through the water and sensor orientation. Combining the exceptional vehicle design and intelligent control and navigation algorithms produces a highly stable and intuitive underwater vehicle.
Intuitive Human Machine Interface
Long gone are the days of complex software as the FUSION brings a welcome change with a single user interface that operates all modes and allows seamless exchange of data. Plan and execute AUV missions, analyze sensor data, conduct ROV operations, setup diver mode, export data and more.
A ruggedized Android tablet is at the heart of the HMI with a quick connect hand controller dock for ROV mode.
Low Drag Ruggedized Tether and Reel
For ROV missions the FUSION has a small diameter ruggedized tether to minimize drag, enable long range missions and maintain system portability. The 2.4mm (0.09") diameter kink free tether is strong and lightweight. A single connection point to the vehicle further simplifies system intuitiveness.
Managing tether can be a challenge, but not with the compact, lightweight reel. A 2,000 meter (6,560ft) capacity and level wind make tether handling simple.