French manufacturer Subsea Tech recently introduced the CAT-Surveyor. The CAT-Surveyor is a miniature catamaran, equipped for above and under water inspection and surveillance in harbour areas.
The CAT-Surveyor can be used for:
• Video surveillance (day/night) - Low light and infrared cameras
• Seabed obstacles/suspect objects detection - Side scan sonar
• Remote underwater video in lakes, rivers, dams and harbor areas
Its modular concept allows the easy integration of various sensors and tools, such as:
• video cameras
• imaging and side scan sonars
• echo sounders
• mini observation ROV
The dimensions of the CAT-Surveyor are: length 1.7 m (5.6 ft) x width 1.0 m (3.3 ft) for a weight of 25 kg (55 lbs) w/o payload. It can be disassembled in minutes and transported in a medium size car.