Find the YUCO that fits your mission

Coastal monitoring – Hydrography

YUCO the only micro-AUV natively designed for fully autonomous coastal deployments

YUCO micro-AUV combines small size, with high navigation accuracy, great manoeuvrability and high speed. This makes the YUCO underwater vehicle particularly fitted for coastal deployment.
Deploy your AUV, trust you AUV.
Thanks to its proprietary INX© navigation solution, YUCO is the only micro-AUV to have navigation accuracy performances close to high-class AUVs without requiring any external acoustics elements (LBL, USBL). So does not required any operator “following” the AUV and really use YUCO as a fully autonomous underwater platform.
Combined with DVL (Doppler Velocity Logger) YUCO micro-AUV can compensate the current and keep great navigation performances in coastal waters.

Launch & recover from pontoon, RHIB , shore, vessel etc.

YUCO micro-UUV proposes varied type of start mode, it can be launched from RHIB and start its mission once at certain depth. If deploying YUCO underwater vehicle from a big vessel or from the shore the RELOC UHF handeld command unit allow to start the YUCO up to 2km distance, the YUCO AUV will then dive autonomously.
At the end of its mission YUCO underwater vehicle comes back to designated GPS location. It will automatically emit its position so that bearing and distance from YUCO can be visualized from the RELOC unit. The RELOC unit is also equipped with GPS, operator can whether get close to the YUCO or send a “come-back-to-me” command.
YUCO micro-UUV only weighs between 7kg and 9kg in air. Its mast handle it makes it very easy to recover.

Make vertical-profiles, face current, reach depth, keep altitude…

YUCO programming offer a wind range of navigation patterns in order to monitoring the depth layers that are to be monitored.
With embedded depth sensor and optional altimeter or DVL (Doppler Velocity Logger) YUCO micro-AUV can keep a navigation whether from the surface or simply follow the ground.
With the unique mode “shutdown-surfacing” YUCO is able to STOP totally its engine and come to surface naturally with its positive buoyancy at a speed around 30cm/sec. This mode is ideal to perform multiple and georeferenced physico-chemical profiles.

Varied navigation routes with great spatial coverage

With more than 60km navigational range and more to 5knots speed capability, YUCO micro-AUV is ideally suited to cover a wide area.
Moreover being untethered and not subject to wave and surface conditions it can perform mission much faster missions with a great manoeuvrability. YUCO micro-AUV is the ideal platform. Therefore the operators are 100% free and confident to let YUCO micro-UUV do its several mission of several hours while performing other tasks on-the-field.

Example :

Coastal Dynamics

Understand thermoclines, and they association with climate change. YUCO-CTD for the better response in salinity and YUCO-PHYSICO micro-AUV equipped with a versatile multiple sensors suite such as salinity, chlorophyll A turbidity or oxygen.

YUCO underwater vehicles can perform various type of patterns saw-tooth, vertical profiles, fixed depth and altitudes navigations.

A Doppler Velocity logger embedded in YUCO micro-UUV not only improves navigation but can also be used as a current measuring system ideal to look at hydrodynamics.

Hydrography – Bathymetry

YUCO-Scan micro-UUV to perform side scan survey in lakes.

Less than 10kg and 1meters long, YUCO-Scan is ideal to go at different sites.
The 680kHz Side Scan Sonar from DeepVision offers a great quality of image with great response no matter the type of bottom. YUCO Scan micro-UUV can use DVL and pressure sensor to accurately keep its altitude. Using YUCO-Scan underwater vehicle allow multiplying side scan survey efficiency with the a real single person useable system.

Marine Habitat, Coral Reef, Seagrass

Redundant follow-up of a determine protected area. YUCO-Scan micro-AUV equipped with video-camera underwater vehicle offers the ideal solution to reach specific location remotely, navigate close from the seabed in order to identify and see evolutions of determined marine habitat. YUCO-Scan underwater vehicle can even be launched and recovered from the shore, save and repeat mission to offer a great flexibility in deployments.

Marine mammal

Monitor marine mammal in their environment. YUCO-PAM unmanned vehicle equipped with an autonomous underwater recorder can reach remote areas far from vessel and anthropogenic activities in order. Autonomous recorder can perform separately on various timelines, sampling rates or can also be commanded by YUCO micro-AUV to measure at specific moments in the most silent and optimal conditions.

In land waters

Lakes, rivers and harbours

Launched from a pontoon, recovered from the shore

Less than 10kg, YUCO micro-AUV can be launched from the shore or the pontoon. Once in the water it will automatically start its mission. It small size allow high manoeuvrability allow it navigate in narrow environment and independently from any surface obstacles.
YUCO unmanned vehicle is totally autonomous platform that is releasing the operator from any action during several hours who can perform other task on-the-field. Allowing a single person to multiply its efficiency by a factor 2 or plus and optimize its time on the field.
Once mission is over YUCO micro-AUV will come back to recovery point. Thanks to te RELOC tool, via radio-lnk, YUCO can receive GS signal and a “come-back-to-me” order. YUCO underwater vehicle can dive or navigate at surface so that you just need to bend and recover it.

Make profiles, reach depth, keep altitude…

YUCO SEAPLAN © programming software offers a wind range of navigation patterns in order to reach all the depth layers that are to be monitored.
YUCO underwater vehicle has a great speed over 5 knots and manoeuvrability with turn radius down to 10meters in order to navigate properly even in narrow lakes and rivers. YUCO micro-AUV is depth rated down to 300meter and can dive in the deepest lakes.
With embedded depth sensor and optional altimeter or DVL (Doppler Velocity Logger) YUCO micro-AUV can keep a navigation whether from the surface or simply follow the ground.
With the unique mode “shutdown surfacing” YUCO is able to STOP totally its engine and come to surface naturally with its positive buoyancy at a speed around 30cm/sec. This mode is ideal for water quality profiles.

Plan easily, save and repeat saved missions

The SEAPLAN interface allow to save the programmed mission.
If you want the YUCO to navigate regularly in the similar area it is then make very easy to re-upload pre-defined mission and be ready to deploy the YUCO micro-AUV in several minutes.
This function is ideal for lakes, harbours, and fixed-geometry areas and to have the YUCO underwater vehicle deployed by non-trained users or third parties.

Example :

Lake water-structure – water quality

Understand the lakes structure, changes in water parameters. YUCO-CTD or YUCO-PHYSICO micro-AUV equipped with a versatile multiple sensors suite such as salinity, chlorophyll A turbidity or oxygen, YUCO underwater vehicles can perform various type of patterns saw-tooth, vertical profiles, fixed depth and altitudes navigations.
A Doppler Velocity logger improve navigation and prevent from keeping distance to the water-bed.

Lake bathymetry

YUCO-Scan micro-UUV to perform side scan survey in lakes.

Less than 10kg and 1meters long, YUCO-Scan is ideal to go at different sites.
The 680kHz Side Scan Sonar from DeepVision offers a great quality of image with great response no matter the type of bottom. YUCO Scan micro-UUV can use DVL and pressure sensor to accurately keep its altitude. Using YUCO-Scan underwater vehicle allow multiplying side scan survey efficiency with the a real single person useable system.

Search and Rescue

YUCO-Scan micro-UUV to perform side scan survey in lakes.

Less than 10kg and 1meters long, YUCO-Scan is ideal to go at different sites.
SEAPLAN programming interface gives access to a swift mission programming. At side YUCO underwater vehicle can be deployed very swiftly.
The 680kHz Side Scan Sonar from DeepVision offers a great quality of image that can be easily downloaded and visualized right after the AUV mission. YUCO In addition to the scan video camera can be combined with YUCO-Scan micro-AUV.

Marine Biology

Fisheries/Aquaculture

Varied navigation routes with great spatial coverage

With more than 60km navigational range and more to 5 knots speed capability, YUCO micro-AUV is ideally suited to cover a wide area and manoeuvrer in all type of underwater environments. Moreover, being untethered and not subject to wave and surface conditions it can perform mission much faster missions.
YUCO underwater vehicle is the ideal platform to allow operators to 100% free and confidence to let YUCO do its mission of several hours while performing other actions on-the-field.

Plan easily, save and repeat saved missions

The SEAPLAN interface allow to save the programmed mission. If you want the YUCO to navigate regularly in the similar area it is then make very easy to re-upload pre-defined mission and be ready to deploy the YUCO micro-AUV in several minutes.
This function is ideal for areas that are needed to be monitored on a regular basis such as aquaculture fields or marine habitats.

Ideal to study marine fauna

YUCO underwater vehicle is a non intrusive friendly companion to marine habitats it has no impacts on the seabed, low-noise emission and low dynamic disturbance.
Being cable free and small sized, YUCO micro-AUV is considered as a friendly presence so that fishes, mammals and other marine fauna preserve their natural behaviour in presence of the underwater vehicle.

A specific silent mode for acoustic recordings

Thanks to its specific navigation mode “shutdown surfacing” YUCO is able to STOP totally its engine and come to surface naturally with its positive buoyancy at a speed around 30cm/sec. This shutdown surfacing mode is ideal for YUCO-Sound is able to make the most silent underwater sound recordings.

Flexible payload combination

Whether to make video-camera and light, side-scan sonar, thermistor and multiparameter-sondes, underwater sound recorder.
YUCO unmanned vehicle is suited to study the key parameter at he expected location to better understand marine habitats and marine species.

Example:

Fisheries

Understand physico-chemical phenomena and their association with marine ecosystems. YUCO-CTD or YUCO-PHYSICO micro-AUV equipped with a versatile multiple sensors suite such as salinity, chlorophyll A turbidity or oxygen, YUCO underwater vehicles can perform various type of patterns saw-tooth, vertical profiles, fixed depth and altitudes navigations.
A Doppler Velocity logger improve navigation and can also be used as a current measuring system.

Marine Habitat, Coral Reef, Seagrass

Redundant follow-up of a determine protected area. YUCO-Scan micro-UUV equipped with a video-camera close from the seabed in order to identify and see evolutions of determined marine habitat. YUCO-AUV can even be launched and recovered from the shore, save and repeat mission to offer a great flexibility in deployments.

Marine mammal

Monitor marine mammal in their environment. YUCO-PAM unmanned vehicle equipped with an autonomous underwater recorder can reach remote areas far from vessel and anthropogenic activities in order. Autonomous recorder can perform separately on various timelines, sampling rates or can also be commanded by YUCO micro-AUV to measure at specific moments in the most silent and optimal conditions.

Aquaculture

Monitor water quality around fish-farms with great spatial distribution. YUCO YUCO-CTD or YUCO-PHYSICO underwater vehicle equipped with a versatile multiple sensors suite such as salinity, chlorophyll A turbidity or oxygen, YUCO underwater vehicles can perform various type of patterns saw-tooth, vertical profiles, fixed depth and altitudes navigations.
YUCO-Scan + video can be used for regular monitoring and inspection around the aquaculture area with great spatial coverage.
With SEAPLAN © interface easily program an underwater navigation routine around the aquaculture farm.