FUSION

THE NEXT GENERATION UUV

The FUSION is a fresh approach to underwater vehicles that exemplifies design, capability and intuitiveness.  A departure from a traditional flexible platform to a tightly integrated system that is built around a high-end suite of sensors.  Exhaustive attention to detail at every level establishes FUSION as the benchmark for professional unmanned underwater vehicles.

COMPREHENSIVE SENSOR SUITE

The FUSION departs from the traditional flexible platform approach and incorporates a suite of high end sensors designed to enable operators to accomplish complex missions.  From a variety of imaging sensors to navigational aids the FUSION is a tightly integrated system that improves vehicle dynamics and eliminates troublesome cables/connectors.

Imaging Sensors - Forward Looking Multibeam Sonar and HD Video.

Navigation Sensors - DVL, AHRS, GNSS, Pressure and Temperature

Communications - Gigabit LAN

Beyond the included sensors are optional instruments to augment the capability of the FUSION.  The optional sensors are designed to quickly interface with the FUSION system through auxiliary ports, picatinny rails or the unique utility cavity located on the underside of the vehicle.

INTELLIGENT CONTROL AND NAVIGATION

Another aspect in which FUSION excels is the inteligent control and navigation system with inuitive supervisory control improving operator confidence and maximizing the quality of data collected.  Vehicle characteristics and dynamics are carefully mapped to help improve responsiveness, stability and predictive nature.

Careful attention was given to the choice of navigation sensors as well as the mechanical installation to ensure accurate feedback and precise data.

FUSION has attitude control, station hold, waypoint navigation and path following.  The simple to use interface makes even inexperienced operators confidence to complete demanding missions.  No need for a dedicated engineer to run the automation system.

INTUITIVE HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE

A portable and intuitive Human Machine Interface (HMI) controls all aspects of FUSION control and data analysis.  The incredibly small footprint and highly intuitive interface changes the way operators interface with subsea vehicles.

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.

LOW DRAG RUGGED TETHER AND REEL

As a ROV the FUSION tether and reel continue to raise the bar.  Being a battery powered system the FUSION benefits from only requiring a data and communications link to the surface.  The result is a small 2.5mm (0.09in) diameter ultra low drag tether minimizing the impact on performance while providing a high bandwidth link.

Standard tether length is 500 meters (1,640ft) with an optional 2,000 meter (6,561ft) length.

Managing tether can be a challenge, but not with the compact, lightweight reel.  The battery powered reel includes a line counter, level wind and quick change spool.

SMALL EXPEDITIONARY FOOTPRINT

The FUSION system is designed to operate from incredibly small platforms with no requirement for power.  All system components including FUSION, reel, controller and USBL are battery powered.  All the battery power to operate for more than 8 hours without charging.  No need for a generator. 

With the minimalist footprint the FUSION can be mobilized on platforms such as 4.8m CRRC boats.

EXPANDABLE CAPABILITY

The FUSION is not just a well equipped and capable ROV system, but an expandable sensor collection and manipulation tool.  A variety of tightly integrated options are available to enhance mission capability requirements.  Four auxiliary ports and a unique modular utility cavity offer easy mission configuration.

Two Function Grabber

Dual Five Function Manipulator Package

AUV (untethered) Mode

Sidescan Sonar (ROV or AUV mode)

USBL Postioning System

2,000m (6,531ft) tether

And more....