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Oceanographic Instrumentation: Measurement, Process & Analysis
gree of affordability will allow for an even greater ex- pansion of the market, reducing the barriers to entry
Relative Performance of the Micro- for vetting new sensors and new applications. It also enables larger quantities of vehicles to be cost-effective-
UUV with Different Batteries Options ly deployed. Coupling this highly affordable solution with a signi? cantly longer persistence made possible
Energy Option Predicted Endurance @ 2 knots by Open Water Power’s breakthrough in energy density (per foot of battery volume) will allow for even greater capabilities to be ? elded.
Power hungry sensors can be tested from smaller, lower hours Alkaline 30 logistic platforms. Longer endurance missions will re- quire advances in autonomy that can more affordably be
Lithium Ion (Rechargeable) 36 hours validated without risking high cost systems. In a domain where high costs and short mission durations have been
Lithium Ion (Primary) 100 hours commonplace, Riptide is offering game changing alter- natives to these past obstacles with its ? rst product, the
Open Water Power 400 hours micro-UUV.
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