August 2016 - Marine Technology Reporter

MTR100: Yunzhou Tech

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With a focus on USV development, China’s Yunzhou-Tech offers solutions for applications such as water environment sampling and monitoring, hydrographic survey, oceanographic survey, nuclear radiation monitoring and water surface cleaning. Yunzhou-Tech autonomous boats already serve clients from industry, government, research institutes and universities worldwide. The latest Ocean USV Platform can be used for hydrology research, scientific exploration, hydrographic survey, emergency search and rescue, security patrol and other work on the sea.

Yunzhou Tech’s Autonomous Sampling and Monitoring USV integrates with multi parameters sondes to perform online water quality monitoring and it is also equipped with obstacle avoidance sensors and real-time video transmission. The boat is 1.15 x 0.75 x 0.43m and weighs 57 lbs. The body is made of high-strength glass fabric composite material. The smallest model is 128 cm long weighs 21.5 lbs., making it “man-portable.” The whole survey system includes the simple beam depth finder, side-scan sonar system, double-frequency GPS attitude instrument system and a data radio station used for data real-time transmission measurement. Since the draft of our survey boat is only 20cm, it gives good for  survey performance in offshore and shallow water area.
(As published in the July/August 2016 MTR100 edition of Marine Technology Reporter)

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