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OPTIONS • Navigation High performance INS, USBL positioning systems • Underwater communication modem • Data acquisition and presentation of data customer specified • Power Converter Unit, PCU, 20kW static converter for the vehicle, includes insulation monitoring with circuit breaker • ATC Winch, Automatic Tension Control Winch for fibre optical and power tether • Fibre Optical Tether length 5000 m or as specified by client, diameter 4 mm • Tether, Buoyant Kevlar-reinforced cable, containing 2 power conductors, 2 optical fibres and screen. Length 1000 m or as specified by client, diameter 11 mm • Cradle or trolley for deck handling • Launch and Recovery System, LARS • Multi Functional Operator Console • Multi-sensor interface • Multiple video channels

Roper Resources Ltd. Cdn Sales: (250) 361-9115 US Sales: (805) 798-0277

The SAROV can be equipped with different payloads such as: • HD cameras with onboard recording and high resolution still capacity • Tools and accessories • Video camera and scanning sonar • Sensors The sensors can be of various types such as: • Forward Looking Sonar • Multibeam Echosound Sonar • Side Scan Sonar (SSS) • Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS)

Specifications subject to change without notice Saab Underwater Systems Box 910 SE-591 29 Motala Sweden Tel +46 141 22 45 00 Fax +46 141 22 45 54




GPS/Iridium/WiFi Antenna Strobe Light & Emergency Acoustic transponder


Acoustic Positioning/ Communication Transducer

Dock and Release Mechanism

X Thrusters

Control Surface

Lifting Beam

Acoustic Speedlog Obstacle Avoidance Sonar


Y/Z Thrusters

SYSTEM OVERVIEW For reconnaissance and surveillance missions as well as underwater works, Saab offers the SAROV, a hybrid AUV/ROV. The SAROV can operate as an AUV, with an onboard inertial navigation system allowing the vehicle to navigate over great distances and depths. Alternatively the SAROV can be operated via a several kilometer long fibre optical tether, or a tether providing both power and real time communication for the vehicle.

Roper Resources Ltd. Cdn Sales: (250) 361-9115 US Sales: (805) 798-0277

THE SAROV SYSTEM The SAROV System is a complete system, including Integrated Logistic Support package components, configured to achieve costeffective operation of the system for each kind of mission. The System consists of: • The SAROV vehicle • Mission Planning & Analysis Unit • Battery Recharging System • ILS package The Dock and Release Mechanism on the vehicle gives it the capability to release the tether and redock with the tether, under water, without retrieving the vehicle to the surface. An onboard charger is used to recharge the battery while dumping data and prepare for a new mission. Whilst the battery is recharged, it is still possible to operate the vehicle in ROV mode.

CONTAINER SYSTEM To meet customer requirements for optimized flexibility, the SAROV and necessary auxiliary equipment are put into a standard container that can be placed on and operated from any craft of opportunity (COOP), e.g. a multi-role vessel or a quay.

TECHNICAL DATA Weight in air: Approx. 540 kg Weight in water: Adjustable, normally slightly buoyant Length: 2.9 m Width: 1.3 m Height: 1.0 m Operational depth: 500 m (1 500 m or 3 000 m Optional) Speed: 0 – 8 knots AUV mode Propulsion: Two 5 kW brushless motors. Approx. 2500 N forward thrust. Six 400W brushless motors. Navigation: Inertial Navigation System (INS), Doppler Velocity Log (DVL), GPS Sensors: Depth sensor, leakage sensors, speed log Endurance: 10+ hours (AUV Mode) Payload: 250+ kg, 600+ Watt Telemetry: Gigabit Ethernet/WiFi/Radio/Acoustic


Payload Volume Forward Looking Sonar UV Lamp

Multibeam Echosounder

Side Scan Sonar (SSS) Synthetic Aperature Sonar (SAS)


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