YUCO-SCAN, the most compact one man portable AUV with side-scan sonar

YUCO-SCAN - miro-AUV Seaber

YUCO-Scan micro-AUV just make AUV technology accessible. Using YUCO-Scan is certainly nowadays one of the most simple and cost-effective way to perform bathymetric surveys.
Equipped with a 680kHz Side Scan Sonar from DeepVision YUCO-Scan provide with a great quality of image with high-stability, accurate navigation and capable of managing coastal areas with waves and current.
YUCO-scan can be combined with optional video and light providing a complete underwater vision package and leading the way to new uses in bathymetric survey or photogrammetry.
With an autonomy up to 8 hours, and speed up to 6knots, and depth rated at 300m.
Thanks to the INX navigation and DVL YUCO-Scan is able to achieve navigation accuracy better than +/-1% without requiring any external elements sur as acoustic telemetry.
This is one of the advantages that makes SEABER underwater vehicle so unique, accurate navigation, ease of use, great autonomy and a real single person deployment no external acoustic tool required.
SEAPLAN software provides an ideal and versatile interface for the YUCO-Scan micro-AUV and have pre-defined lawn-mover patterns to make a swift scan mission.
Thanks to its mission programming savings and updates, SEAPLAN facilitates discovery of new area as well as repetitive mission in similar locations.
DeepVision Side Scan Sonar software provides easy access to data visualization.
YUCO-Scan is provided with all the necessary functions to be ready-to-deploy :

  • INX Navigation system
  • DVL
  • SEAPLAN Software
  • Embedded rechargeable batteries
  • Field case and accessories
Remote control of the micro-AUV CTD
Launch of the new micro-AUV YUCO CTD, embedded with CTD-RBR.
Seabed scanning provided by the micro-AUV YUCO
Detailled plan of the micro-UUV YUCO

Lenght: 98cm
Diameter: 12cm
Weight in air: 10,5kg

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

Seabed scanning provided by the micro-AUV YUCO


Frequency: 1Mhz
Max altitude: 50 meters
Max velocity: 2,6 m/s
Velocity resolution: 0.01 mm/s


Frequency: 680 kHz
Horizontal Beam Width: 0.5°
Vertical Beam Width: 60°
Range: up to 100m (328ft) per channel

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

Applications examples:

  • Hydrography – Bathymetry
  • Marine habitat, Coral Reef, Seagrass
  • Lake bathymetry
  • Search & Resuce
  • After disaster management
  • Marine Pollution
  • Fisheries
  • Object detection – Seabed inspection