YUCO-PAM is a micro-AUV with passive acoustic monitoring

Yuco PAM - micro-AUV Seaber

YUCO PAM is an innovative autonomous solution for passive acoustic monitoring.
Instead of a mounted hydrophone it is a fully autonomous recorder that is embedded in the YUCO-PAM micro-AUV.
YUCO-PAM is micro-AUV is equipped with Porpoise recorder from RsAqua. With a selectable sampling rates up to 384kHz and storage capacity up to 4TB. The Porpoise recorder can be whether programmed separately or triggered by AUV and can synchronize its recordings with the YUCO-PAM.
Therefore, YUCO-PAM micro-AUV is capable of monitoring whether anthropogenic noise such as pile driving, ships, as well as monitoring marine mammal even in the high frequencies such as the harbour porpoises.
Thanks to the SEAPLAN software developed by SEABER, a varied number of navigation patterns adapted to noise monitoring can be used.
YUCO-PAM micro-AUV is whether capable of performing continuous noise recording while it navigates. It is also capable on specific mode to perform “silent” recordings at determined locations. It can also resurface and take GPS position of each of its recordings. Thanks to its embedded pressure sensor and DVL (optional) YUCO-PAM underwater vehicle can also keep its positions at fixed depth or altitude.
Thanks to its autonomy up to 10hours and speed from 2 to 6 knots YUCO-PAM micro-AUV is capable of achieving long runs in full autonomy even in current area.
Finally, whereas some other solutions, YUCO-PAM embedded INX navigation system allows it to navigate accurately without requiring external elements. This makes it ideal and totally silent for noise recording.
YUCO-PAM is provided with all the necessary functions to be ready-to-deploy :

  • INX Navigation system
  • SEAPLAN Software
  • Embedded rechargeable batteries
  • Field case and accessories
Aerial view of the micro-AU YUCO in the sea
Launch of the micro-AUV YUCO from a harbour deck
Remote control of the micro-AUV CTD
Sketch of the micro-AUV YUCO and its dimensions

Lenght: 98cm
Diameter: 12cm
Weight in air: 9kg

Depth rating: 300m
Speed: 2 to 6 knots
Endurance: 10 hours at 2,5 knots

Photo of the underwater noise recorder by RS Aqua

Acoustic payload specification

Analogue bandwidth: 160 kHz
ADC: 24 Bits Stigma Delta
Dynamic Range: 110dB (full bandwidth)
Configurable Gain: 0dB – 45 dBz

Maximum Sensivity: -165dB Re 1 V/µPaz
Sampling rates supported: 2 kHz yo 384 kHzA
Up to 4 TB internal removable SD card storage
Configurable recording, schedule and duty cycling

For complementary payload options please contact us.
You can also configure you YUCO on the pricing section.

Here are some applications possibilities:

  • Noise monitoring
  • Marine Mammal monitoring
  • Ship traffic
  • Fisheries
  • Marine pollution