The Ekinox-E allows us to streamline system integration while still providing customers the ability to acquire and process high resolution bathymetry

Geoff Douglass, Development Manager at SeaRobotics Corp.

USV 2.5, The Smallest USV from SeaRobotics

The USV 2.5 is a 2.5 meter long Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) that offers a broad range instrumentation, with the flexibility to swap sensing payloads based on the demands of the mission. The USV 2.5 has been delivered to the Center for Marine Science and Technology at North Carolina State University.


Fully Equipped for Bathymetry

The USV integrates:

  • an Edgetech 6205 SwathBathymetric and Simultaneous Dual Frequency Side Scan Sonar System,
    a sound velocity probe,
  • the highly flexible inertial navigation system Ekinox-E from SBG Systems connected to a dual antenna RTK GPS from Hemisphere,
    and HYPACK software.

Given the diverse capabilities of the USV, it will be utilized as both an experiential-based teaching tool and to conduct basic and applied research in lake, river, estuary and costal environments.


+ Navigation With External GNSS

  • 0.02° Orientation (rtk)
  • 0.05° Heading with external GNSS
  • 1 cm Position when connected to RTK GNSS
  • Post-processing with Qinertia PPK Software
  • 5 cm Heave, 2.5 cm Delayed Heave
  • Ethernet, Serial, and CAN Interfaces
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