McBathy

McBathy© is a locally built and fully field-tested, remote-control bathymetry system which has been built for use by land surveyors or others needing to collect accurate data in various water bodies.

McBathy© includes all required hardware and operating software, this includes such great inclusions as mission planning, auto pilot, loiter mode, live video and also multiple redundancies for collection of the Mcbathy data.

McBathy© is an end-to-end solution and will quickly become your favourite tool.

McBathy© use case options:​

  • Creeks, riverbeds and tailings dams​

  • Mapping post dredging of harbours​

  • Limited accessible water sources​

  • Water sources required to maintain and limit contamination.​

  • Shallow water mapping under 100m​

  • Sediment and sand shifting mapping

Video Credit: Michael Batchelor of Vision Surveys

Utility

Payload of 28Kg’s

Boat dimensions:

  • Weight: Under 15kg 

  • Dimensions: 140x50x40(cm)

  • Dual Redundancy Controller 

 

Safety Options: 

  • Loiter mode

  • Failsafes

  • Waterproof control box

  • Plastic hull provides tremendous buoyancy

Controller

An integrated remote controller with datalink, video and remote control. Dual redundancy, dual antenna and dual module design

  • RC/Data/video Transmission

  • Approximately 8km transmission distance

  • 12 channels

  • Support: S.Bus / PPM / PWM / 12C

  • Bluetooth and USB connection

  • 2.4G 100mw

  • -10°C < 45°C

  • 1-4 hour operation

Echo Sounder

Dual transducers

  • 83/200kHz broadband sonar frequencies

  • Medium and High CHIRP frequencies

  • Side and down scan capture

  • Single beam, dual frequency 200/450kHZ

Thrusters

2 quick release T200 motors with ESC Speed Controllers

Field tested with a simple removal system for transport and replacement of motors. 

GNSS System / Emlid M2 system

 

L1/L2 bands on GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou and E1/E5 on Galileo and onboard navigational GPS

Single IMU sensor

  • Single Baro Sensor

  • The entire flight management unit (FMU) and inertial management unit (IMU) are housed in a small form factor 

 

Processor:

  • 32-bit ARM Cortex M4 core with FPU

  • 168 Mhz/256 KB RAM/2 MB Flash

  • 32-bit failsafe co-processor

 

Sensors:

  • 1 x IMU (accels, gyros and compass)

  • 1 x InvenSense MPU9250 (accel and gyro)

  • 1 x MS5611 barometers

Electrical operation:

  • Voltage 6-20 volts 

  • Max Current 25 Amps 

  • Max Power 350 Watts Phase Resistance 0.18 +/- 0.01 

  • Ohms Phase Inductance (@ 1 kHz) 0.077 +/- 0.008 mH

 

Performance: 

  • Maximum Forward Thrust @ 16V 5.1 kgf 11.2 lbf 

  • Maximum Reverse Thrust @ 16V 4.1 kgf 9.0 lbf 

  • Maximum Forward Thrust @ 12V 3.55 kgf 7.8 lbf

  • Maximum Reverse Thrust @ 12V 3.0 kgf 6.6 lbf 

  • Minimum Thrust 0.01 kgf 0.02 lbf 

  • Rotational Speed 300-3800 rev/min

Details

Specification

  • raw data RINEX log 

  • Controlled via the ReachView app

  • up to 60 km for RTK and up to 100 km for PPK.

Auto pilot

Top of the range flight controller and IMU for ROV builds

USES M2 GNSS SYSTEMS, INCLUDING A BASE STATION

SINGLE BEAM, DUAL FREQUENCY – 200/450KHZ

DUAL T200 THRUSTERS ARE QUICK MOUNTED

ONE MAN LIFT AT 140CM LONG, 10-38KG MAX

IMU INCLUDES ACCELEROMETERS, GYROS AND A COMPASS

INCLUDES FAIL SAFES, LIVE VIDEO AND 1 -4HR OPERATION TIME