Marine Advanced Robotics
The Wam-V USV platform has amazing stability for your sensors and technologies unlike any other unmanned surface vessel available
Two WAM-V USVs track with a manned survey vessel providing a real-time MegaSwath of bathymetric data.
The Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel (WAM-V) is an innovative class of watercraft (both autonomous and manned) using unique suspension technology to radically improve seagoing capabilities. The articulating system uses springs, shocks and ball joints to minimize structural loading resulting in a more than 70% reduction in vessel motion at the surface, optimizing the quality of data from customer-specified on-board sensors and a safer, more stable platform for integrated unmanned systems. The result is an ultra-light, modular vessel that can perform in sea conditions where an ordinary boat of similar size could no longer operate. The incredibly shallow draft and arches contribute to the gantry crane functionality.
Unlike conventional boats, the WAM-V's flexible structure adapts and conforms to the surface of the water resulting in an exceptionally SMOOTH and LEVEL platform. Inflatable pontoons help absorb motion and force. Both engine pods are hinged to the hulls which keep the propellers in the water at all times, further improving vehicle stability and controllability. The 2:1 length-to-beam ratio, along with the articulating suspension systems, makes the WAM-V an exceptionally maneuverable and stable vessel.
WAM-V platforms are available in an incredible variety of sizes and configurations, including the new WAM-V 8, their most expeditionary model, which is able to be transported on commercial aircraft via multiple cases. In applications where the sensor and payload costs can often outweigh the platform costs, the ultra-stable WAM-V technology delivers the most consistent and repeatable sensor data in real-world applications while protecting payloads from the shock demanding sea states.
The WAM-V 8 is truly expeditionary - stored in one-person shipping cases and capable of commercial airline travel.
WAM-V platforms are ideal for low-logistics monitoring of critical infrastructure and marine protected areas.
"Shorebreak Take": WAM-V USVs are the most stable platforms for bathymetric survey and delivery of unmanned systems and payloads. In addition, operators can select from small, expeditionary systems under 3m to manned and unmanned systems over 30m.