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Offering long range and endurance using environmental energy via a thermal engine, the thermal glider can be deployed at a maximal depth of 1200 meters for a period of 5 years. It has a 40,000-km range.

  • Weight: 60 Kg
  • Hull Diameter: 21.3 cm
  • Vehicle Length: 1.5 meters
  • Depth Range: 1200 meters
  • Speed: 0.4 m/sec horizontal average
  • Energy: Environmental (thermal engine)
  • Projected Endurance: 3-5 years
  • Projected Range: 40,000 km
  • Navigation: GPS, magnetic compass, altimeter, subsurface dead reckoning
  • Sensor Package: Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • Communications: RF modem, Iridium satellite, ARGOS