Find the YUCO that fits your mission

SEABER Unmanned Underwater Vehicle for Costal monitoring & Hydrography
SEABER Unmanned Underwater Vehicle for in land water and harbours
SEABER micro-UUV for marine biology and aquaculture monitoring.
SEABER Unmanned Underwater Vehicle for Search, rescue and seabed inspection

Coastal monitoring – Hydrography

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

YUCO micro-AUV combines small size, with high navigation accuracy, great maneuvrability, and high speed. This makes the YUCO underwater vehicle particularly fitted for coastal deployment.
Deploy your AUV, trust your 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 require any operator “following” the AUV and really uses YUCO as a fully autonomous underwater platform.
Combined with DVL (Doppler Velocity Logger) YUCO micro-AUV can compensate for the current and keep great navigation performances in coastal waters.

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

YUCO micro-UUV proposes a varied type of start mode, it can be launched from RHIB and start its mission once at a certain depth. If deploying YUCO underwater vehicle from a big vessel or from the shore the SEACOMM UHF handheld command unit allows starting 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 the designated GPS location. It will automatically emit its position so that bearing and distance from YUCO can be visualized from the SEACOMM unit. The SEACOMM unit is also equipped with GPS, the 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 makes it very easy to recover.

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

YUCO programming offers a wind range of navigation patterns in order to monitori the depth layers that are to be monitored.
With an embedded depth sensor and optional altimeter or DVL (Doppler Velocity Logger) YUCO micro-AUV can keep 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 the 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 maneuvrability. 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 their 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 types 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 a side-scan survey in lakes.

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

Marine Habitat, Coral Reef, Seagrass

Redundant follow-up of a determined protected area. YUCO-Scan micro-AUV equipped with video-camera underwater vehicle offers the ideal solution to reach specific locations 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 missions to offer a great flexibility in deployments.

Marine mammal

Monitor marine mammals 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. An 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. Its small size allows high maneuvrability allows it navigate in a 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 tasks on the field. Allowing a single person to multiply its efficiency by a factor of 2 or plus and optimize its time on the field.
Once the mission is over YUCO micro-AUV will come back to the recovery point. Thanks to te SEACOMM tool, via radio-lnk, YUCO can receive GPS signal and a “come-back-to-me” order. YUCO underwater vehicles can dive or navigate to the 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 of over 5 knots and maneuvrability with a turning 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 an 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 the 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 allows saving the programmed mission.
If you want the YUCO to navigate regularly in a similar area it is then made 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, harbors, 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 types of patterns saw-tooth, vertical profiles, fixed depth and altitudes navigations.
A Doppler Velocity logger improves navigation and prevents 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 to different sites.
The 680kHz Side Scan Sonar from DeepVision offers a great quality of image with a great response no matter the type of bottom. YUCO Scan micro-UUV can use DVL and pressure sensor to accurately keep its altitude. Using a YUCO-Scan underwater vehicle allows multiplying side-scan survey efficiency with the a real single-person useable system.

Search and Rescue

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

Less than 10kg and 1meters long, YUCO-Scan is ideal to go to different sites.
SEAPLAN programming interface gives access to a swift mission programming. On the side YUCO underwater vehicles 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 types 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 be 100% free and confident 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 allows saving the programmed mission. If you want the YUCO to navigate regularly in a similar area it is then made 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 a friendly presence so that fishes, mammals, and other marine fauna preserve their natural behavior 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 the 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 the 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 types of patterns saw-tooth, vertical profiles, fixed depth and altitudes navigations.
A Doppler Velocity logger improves navigation and can also be used as a current measuring system.

Marine Habitat, Coral Reef, Seagrass

Redundant follow-up of a determined 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 missions to offer great flexibility in deployments.

Marine mammal

Monitor marine mammals in their environment. YUCO-PAM unmanned vehicle equipped with an autonomous underwater recorder can reach remote areas far from the vessel and anthropogenic activities in order. The 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 the great spatial distribution. 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 types 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.