Centre for Unmanned Technologies

Centre for Unmanned Technologies

(S)urface Vessel | (S)ystem Integration

(S)urface Vessel | (S)ystem Integration


UNMANNED SURFACE VESSEL FOR MARITIME PATROL & SURVEY 

INTRODUCTION 

Deploying an army for patrolling and surveying in maritime can cause dangers from outsiders and intruders. Hence, an unmanned surface vessel (USV) is required by acting as the first line defense to reduce the risk of army life. USV is a small, agile and dynamic hull craft intended to operate in an unmanned configuration to perform specific tasks from a remote location. 

Security Patrol USV offers innovative solutions for port patrol, security and protection. This is a practical and efficient platform for marine ecological environment protection, fishery supervision as well as accident rescue which apply to Water Police, Coast Guard and Frontier Defense. The initial Research & Development (R&D) work was conducted by International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and Institut Penyelidikan Sains & Teknologi Pertahanan (STRIDE) through eScience fund by MOSTI in creating a Multi-Agent ASV system. 

The USV is controllable and communicable over a distance of up to 2km offside through a portable ground station, with the basic functionality of viewing live feed video and live audio. It is made of UV-resistant high-density polyethylene material and has the dimensions of 1750mm x 850mm x 250mm, suitable for patrolling port areas. This USV is mounted with a transom-mount motor capable of moving the vessel at 5knots top speed and endurance of 2km range and 1.3hrs runtime. Additional features such as wireless control of manipulators and collection of data are easily expandable from existing platform, depending on user requirements and application.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 

Hull:

Design 

Deep-V hull shape 

Material 

UV-resistant high-density polyethylene (HDPE) 

Dimension 

1750 mm (length) x 850 mm (width) x 250mm (height) 

Weight 

60kg (USV only) 

Payload 

100 kg 

Top speed 

3m/s 

Thruster 

2 x salt water trolling motor 

Power 

24V 30mAh Li-Po 

R/C Range 

2km 

Features 

Eagle Eye Spotlight 

High resolution camera 

GPS : Garmin 19x HVS 

Waterproof speakers 

Walkie-talkie 

Long range Wi-Fi

Configuration available 

Pole mounting, towing chain 

Operation period 

Full speed: 5 knots, 1.3 hours runtime 

Slow speed: 3 knot, 2.5 hours runtime 

Draft 

0.20m 


Ground station:

PC 

Industrial PC 

Monitor 

7”

Antenna 

HC-12 antenna module 

Wi-Fi