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Tech File: Hybrid-Electric Propulsion for Crew-less Vessels

the three-year-old company based in Ireland provides turnkey underwater data acquisition services with its growing fleet of innovative unmanned surface vessels (USVs) which deliver an unprecedented combination of safety, versatility, efficiency and productivity.The XOCEAN vessel is powered by a pair of Torqeedo Cruise 2.0 electric pod drives, with a Power 24-3500 lithium-ion battery and a lightweight micro-generator. Solar panels on deck provide efficient recharging during daylight hours. The two electric thrusters are controlled separately to adjust the speed on each side, steering the boat on the desired

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Hybrid Hydrographic Boat Delivered in France

;e, is powered by a dual electric/diesel propulsion system. The newbuild is designed to transit at 20-25 knots under diesel power between the home port and the acquisition area, then shift to the electric outboards while performing scans of the seafloor.Electric propulsion and hybrid drives manufacturer Torqeedo said it worked closely with the naval architect and shipyard to specify, install and integrate the electric propulsion package consisting of two Cruise 10.0 R electric outboards, each powered by four Power 48-5000 lithium batteries. It also includes an intelligent Battery Management System that

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Google Maps Goes Coastal with Unmanned Boat

. It plans to use the imagery collected—nearly 500 miles of coastline ranging from San Jose to Antioch, California—on its website and for educational purposes. It will also help illustrate the threats posed by global sea level change to critical wetlands.   Electric motor developer Torqeedo said it was chosen to power the craft as clean, powerful and efficient propulsion was a high priority.   "It's a Google Boat," said staff scientist for the San Francisco Baykeeper organization, Ian Wren. The small, remote-controlled catamaran, a Wave Adapted Modular Vehicle (WAM-V)

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Torqeedo Introduces Deep Blue Hybrid

Torqeedo Introduces high-powered Deep Blue product line into hybrid solution line. More than simply propulsion, this is the first fully integrated system that acts as an energy supply for both the hybrid drive and all AC/DC electrical loads on board. This solution can harness solar, wind, plug-in and regenerative power in the system's high-capacity batteries, keeping generator runtime to a minimum. Ample and always available electrical power presents many benefits. Large house loads, such as air conditioning and cooking, can be met by batteries alone, leaving owners to enjoy all the comforts of

Torqeedo Powers Searobotics Unmanned Vessels

SeaRobotics specializes in creating vessels that are remotely or autonomously operated. A number of these unmanned surface vessels (USV) are powered by motors manufactured by Torqeedo, a leader in electric propulsion.  The USVs by SeaRobotics range from 3.5-11 meters. Customers using these USVs include domestic and international military organizations, universities, oceanographic institutes, and various government agencies. Applications for USVs are limitless and SeaRobotics is able to adapt their craft for customer requests. For example, a SeaRobotics USV recently completed a series of

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