Generate high-resolution maps of water quality while collecting bathymetry
Collect high-resolution data without getting your feet wet. The EcoMapper is a unique AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) designed specifically for mapping water quality, water currents and bathymetry.
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Monitoring the natural environment can be challenging. We have designed a monitoring platform that will generate the highest-resolution data at a low cost and low risk to your personnel.
This water quality AUV has a YSI 6600 V2 bulkhead built in for collection of up to 10 water quality parameters in large water bodies.
Other features include side-scan sonar imaging and a Doppler velocity log for accurate navigation below surface.
Not sure about making an instrument purchase? YSI offers water quality and bathymetry mapping services with the EcoMapper AUV. Please contact us at for more information.
YSI EcoMapper AUV Specifications
|Communication||2.4 GHz radio link when on the surface to download missions and upload collected data|
|Control||Four independent control planes|
||Diameter||5.8 in, 14.73 cm|
|Length||60.1 in, 152.6 cm standard; 63.6 in, 160.8 cm with DVL|
|Weight||45 lbs, 20.4 kg standard; 60 lbs, 27.2 kg with DVL|
|Endurance||8-12 hours at speed of 2.5 knots|
|Energy||600-800 WHrs of rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries (>300 cycles)|
|External Hook-up||Data||Wireless 802.11g 2.4 Ghz Ethernet
|Power||10-pin DC charge voltage in|
|Navigation||Surface: GPS (WAAS corrected); Subsurface: Bottom tracking or water tracking with DVL; or dead reckoning with compass|
|Onboard Electronics||Intel processor with Windows XP; 80 GB disk drive for data collection|
|Propulsion System||3-blade propeller|
|Sensors||CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth); salinity; blue-green algae; chlorophyll; dissolved oxygen; ORP; pH; rhodamine; turbidity|
|Speed Range||1-4 knots|
|Doppler Velocity Log||
6-Beam DVL for navigation, bathymetry, current profiling (down)