HYCAT

HYCAT Autonomous Surface Vehicle for Remote Monitoring

The HYCAT Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) is the newest product in the Xylem family of Autonomous and Remote Vehicle Monitoring Solutions. Developed in partnership by YSI and SeaRobotics, this unique ASV combines products from multiple brands (including YSI, SonTek, and HYPACK) to provide a total monitoring solution for your site.

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Autonomous Surface Vehicle for Remote Monitoring

  • Overview

    Multiple Sensors, One Complete Solution.

    The HYCAT Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) is the newest element in the Xylem brand Autonomous and Remote Vehicle Monitoring Solutions. Developed in partnership by YSI and SeaRobotics, this unique ASV combines products from multiple brands to provide a total solution for your site. Sensors have plug-and-play capabilities, allowing the HYCAT to be customized to your specific site needs. The HYCAT can also be easily deployed with two people in remote locations, not requiring ramp/dock launch access. 

    But that's just the beginning of the HYCAT capabilities:

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    Water Quality

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    Side Scan Sonar

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    Bathymetry

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    Real-Time Positioning

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    Water Velocity

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    Depth Measurement

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    Remote Data Acquisition

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    Learn more about the products:

    YSI EXO2 Sonde

    SonTek HydroSurveyor M9

    Data Acquisition HYPACK MAX software

    Hemisphere AtlasLink™ RTK GNSS Receiver

    Imagenex Side Scan Sonar

    ISS_Support_Icon.pngThis product is a complete solution from our Integrated Systems & Services group.  Let our application engineers help you with the heavy lifting on your next project.  Contact YSI's Integrated Systems & Services team to discuss your specific monitoring application.  We offer a variety of buoy platforms which can be tailored to fit your needs.

  • Specifications
    Connectivity / Communications Line of Sight Wi-Fi; 5.8GHz
    Dimensions

    Length: 5.9 ft (1.8 m)

    Beam: 2.83 ft (.86 m)

    Draft (antenna down): .5 ft (.15 m)

    Weight: 54 kg (120 lbs)

    Endurance

    8.0 hrs @ 2 kts

    6.0 hrs @ 3 kts

    2.7 hrs @ 4 kts

    Environmental Operating Conditions

    Air Temperature: -20oC to +45oC

    Water Temperature: +4oC to +32oC

    Handheld Remote Controller Ruggedized operator control unit with internal DC and external 120/240 VAC external power input. Joystick with softkeys to effortlessly switch between autonomous and RC control modes
    Mission Planning Tools REALTIME mission planning, monitoring and data acquisition via ASV driver for  HYPACK MAX
    Onboard Electronics

    6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6440EQ 4-Core 2.7GHz processor with MS Windows 10. 512GB (Solid State Hard drive).

    Power 1 x 1500 Whr 24VDC nom UN38.3 rated Li-ion Battery. Field swappable
    Propulsion System 2X 1KW BLDC Pocket Thrusters
    Software

    HYPACK MAX, SonTek River Surveyor, YSI EXO KOR

    Speed Range ASV: 0 – 8 knots (surveying 1.5 – 3.0 knots)
    Steering Differential Thrust
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    HYCAT Autonomous Surface Vehicle for Remote Monitoring

    The HYCAT Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) is the newest product in the Xylem family of Autonomous and Remote Vehicle Monitoring Solutions. Developed in partnership by YSI and SeaRobotics, this unique ASV combines products from multiple brands (including YSI, SonTek, and HYPACK) to provide a total monitoring solution for your site.

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