A portable USV system

Maritime Robotics and Inventas have developed a portable platform for unmanned operations in sheltered waters.

The Otter Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) is a turn-key and easily deployable system for seabed mapping and monitoring of sheltered waters. The modular design makes the Otter a user friendly and cost-efficient platform for a wide variety of customer defined data gathering operations.

Autonomous operation and real-time data transfer enable smart control and simplified monitoring of vessel and payload through Maritime Robotics’ graphical user interface. The Otter is fully electric and is equipped with thrusters that are powered by up to 4 easily interchangeable battery packs. This combination gives the Otter a best-in-class endurance for its size and a product that is rigged for the future challenges of cost-efficiency and environmental footprint.

Inventas has contributed with user centred design and mechanical engineering throughout the development process from idea and concept to industrialized product. Prototyping and continuous testing have resulted in a range of fully functional prototypes that are still in operation. 

Check out the video for a demonstration of the final product.