HYCAT is a man-portable ASV with a broad range of data and survey functionality. Equipped with HYPACK Max, the ASV capabilities include data acquisition, survey planning, general bathymetry, cartography, water quality, discharge measurements, habitat mapping, pipeline surveys, infrastructure inspections, search and rescue and rapid disaster response. Sensors have plug-and-play capabilities, allowing HYCAT to be customized to your specific needs.

HYCAT does not require a ramp or dock launch access and can be easily deployed in remote locations by two individuals. Developed in partnership with Xylem, HYCAT autonomous surface vehicle fits in a standard sized SUV for easy transportation to and from launch sites. The robust ASV has full day survey endurance and navigates remote, shallow, inland and coastal areas easily.
General bathymetry
Cartography
Water quality
Discharge measurements
Habitat mapping
Pipeline survey
Infrastructure inspection
Search & rescue
Rapid disaster response
ADCP: SonTek M9
Water quality: YSI EXO 2s multiparameter sonde
Sidescan sonar: Imagenex 260kHz/330kHz/800kHz
GNSS receiver: Hemisphere A222 GNSS smart antenna (L1/L2/L5/RTk/Atlas compatible)
Singlebeam sonar: Impact Subsea ISA500 w/ integrated AHRS (Interchangeable with M9)
Style Man portable
Length (ft/m) 5.9/1.8
Beam (ft/m) 2.8/.86
Weight (lb./kg) 115.5/53
Draft (ft/m) .5/.15
Max Operational Sea State Beaufort Scale 4
Top Speed (knots) 7.8
Propulsion Electric
Endurance (Fully loaded) 2 knots | 8 hrs
3 knots | 6.5 hrs
4 knots | 2.7 hrs

 

Man portableSingle software interfaceFits in a standard SUVFull day survey endurance6" Draft

Notable Features

  • Real-time video (standard)
  • Remote control and autonomous modes
  • Sensors tightly integrated into hulls
  • Unsinkable foam filled hulls
  • Protected pocket thrusters
  • Red/green, port/starboard coloring for visual aide
  • Onboard data storage
  • Single data acquisition & operation software interface
  • Real-time survey planning/ execution
  • Exit boundary fault monitoring
  • Poor acquired data fault monitoring
  • Realtime survey duration & distance to complete feedback
  • Anti grounding
  • Autonomous vehicle health monitoring/alarms/and auto response
  • Auto navigate to recovery position
  • Onboard battery backups

Developed in Partnership with Xylem

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Xylem has partnered up with SeaRobotics to create the HYCAT, an Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV), which will be using HYPACK® Max for data acquisition. The SeaRobotics.dll will be used to control the HYCAT and change settings.

HYCAT is man portable.fits in a standard SUV.makes data acquisition easy.on your project?

HYCAT is man portable.fits in a standard SUV.makes data acquisition easy.on your project?

HYCAT Sidescan

HYCAT Sidescan

HYCAT Bathymetry

HYCAT Bathymetry

HYCAT in SUV

HYCAT in SUV

HYCAT in the field

HYCAT in the field

HYCAT in San Diego

HYCAT in San Diego

ASV 2.5 Offshore
ASV 3.6 Running at 12 knots
HYCAT in SUV
Tank Bug large tank
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