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Saab Seaeye Falcon & Seaeye Falcon DR Saab Seaeye logo



Seaeye Falcon
Seaeye Falcon DR
Description With the introduction of the Falcon in May 2002 the company was to bring the knowledge and experience it had developed in this most demanding environment to other users requiring the professional capability and reliability associated with Seaeye ROVs, but in a portable package built to a tighter budget. The arrival of Falcon introduced a number of interesting innovations in an ROV of this size and price range including the replacement of the ROV electronics pod with a distributed intelligence control system, and new high torque magnetically coupled brushless DC thrusters.

Today, Falcon customers include several NATO navies, the Russian, Chinese, Rumanian and New Zealand Navies as well as Special Forces in the Middle East. The ease with which tools and sensors can be added to this modern open frame vehicle without upsetting its performance and stability has also found favour with scientists, environmental groups, civil engineers and deep penetration internal tunnel surveyors.
Features
  • 300 metre depth rating, 16 kilo payload
  • Max 450 metre umbilical (1100 metres with F2 Fibre Optic Pack)
  • Magnetically coupled brushless DC thrusters with velocity feedback loop
  • 4 Vectored and 1 vertical thruster
  • 50 kgf thrust with 1:1 power to weight ratio
  • Distributed intelligence control system
  • Integral system diagnostics
  • High resolution colour camera on 180 Tilt Platform
  • Variable intensity 150 watts of lighting
  • Auto heading, depth, compass and rate gyro
  • Portable surface control system with video overlay and daylight readable display
  • Low drag umbilical
  • Single phase A/C power input - auto selecting universal 100-270 VAC at 2.8 kW
Additional Falcon DR features
  • 1000 m depth rating
  • 1100 m umbilical length with 14 mm diameter umbilical - longer options available with custom umbilicals
  • Tilting variable intensity lights linked to camera tilt mechanism
  • F2 fibre optic data and video transmission system
Specifications
Vehicle Specifications Seaeye Falcon Seaeye Falcon DR
Maximum Working Depth 300 msw 1000 msw
Length 1000 mm 1055 mm
Height 500 mm 635 mm
Width 600 mm 600 mm
Launch Weight 50 kg
(62 kg with additional buoyancy module)
100 kg
Forward Speed > 3 knots > 3 knots
Thrust Forward 50 kgf 50 kgf
Thrust Lateral 28 kgf 28 kgf
Thrust Vertical 13 kgf 13 kgf
Payload 4 kg
(16 kg with additional buoyancy module)
15 kg
Options For the full range of options and accessories click here.
Datasheet Seaeye Falcon & Seaeye Falcon DR
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