Dynautics Launches the Phantom AUV
UK based marine technology company Dynautics has unveiled a new modular and scalable autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) called the Dynautics Phantom.
The first iteration of the product, which has been sea trialed and shipped to customers, will be shown at the Ocean Business Technology exhibition in Southampton, UK.
The vehicle design can be adapted to carry a range of payloads and scalable to ensure it can be adapted to suit the end users’ mission, explained Dr. Henry Robinson, Dynautics CEO.
"We have developed a simple and efficient design on a fast turnaround basis, the sea trials have been successful, and we have shipped products to our first customer," he said. "We designed the Phantom AUV to be modular to ensure we can adapt the design to meet the needs of our potential customers. We understand that customers have specific mission needs and we want to help them achieve a successful outcome."
The Phantom on display at the exhibition is the first iteration and was designed to a specific customer requirement. The customer specified the mission and Dynautics designed to meet that specification. The overall length required is 1.3 meters, with a maximum speed of 4 knots and 30 meters depth rating.
Dr. Robinson said, "Our customer specified the requirements and we decided to ensure the design was modular as we knew that other customers may require a different specification. This approach allowed us to reuse elements of the design and existing technologies such as our Spectre control system."