SimpleSCAN 30i

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  • Regular price $7,950.00

Our all new SimpleSCAN 30i is a small-size USV designed with portability and travel in mind. At only 30 inches long, it and its optional transport case can be checked as baggage on the airlines with no extra fees. Despite its small size, it features a 5 hour endurance and can perform professional level cm-level bathymetry using the included dual band GNSS and your choice of echosounder.

The SimpleSCAN 30i features a full GPS autopilot, a dual band L1/L2 RTK/PPK GNSS, and is typically equipped with a single or dual-frequency echosounder. It features an integrated Windows 10 Pro running PC and communicates via a bridged LAN (for remote desktop and autopilot control). Also included are all the things you would expect such as batteries, charger, and R/C controller. The internal smart battery features integrated charging, balancing and low voltage cutoff – keeping the battery in top condition for years. 

SimpleSCAN 30i Includes...

  • Full GPS Autopilot
  • Handheld R/C Controller, Battery, Charger
  • Long Range LAN Telemetry
  • Onboard Integrated i3 PC with 1TB Storage, Remote Desktop Access over telemetry
  • Integrated Emlid Reach M2 Dual Band L1/L2 RTK GNSS (Optional LoRa Radio)
  • Integrated LTE Connection with 1 year of service (500mb/month - good for NTRIP corrections, remote support and pulling in background satellite maps of survey area) 


  • Length: 790mm/31”
  • Width: 424mm/16”
  • Weight: 15lbs
  • Endurance: 5 hours
  • Battery: 12.8v 25ah
  • Included Charger: 10a AC Charger
  • Propulsion: 18lb Thrust Motor Pod
  • Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene
  • Telem Frequency: 5.8ghz
  • R/C Frequency: 2.4ghz
  • Radio Link Range: 2km (LOS)

Detailed Operation/Planning Video...

Unabara Z Axis 2F

Airmar Echorange+

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Why the SimpleSCAN? 

Best in Class Service
Our goal is your success. We offer US based support and our boats features integrated LTE (included for 1 year) which will allow us to remotely access your boat upon request for assistance and trouble shooting; it also allows the onboard GNSS to pull corrections from NTRIP and allows internet access for all devices connected to the SimpleSCAN's telemetry network; including your shore laptop. (500mb/month)

Small in Size, not Capability
The SimpleSCAN 30i may only be 30 inches long; but it packs a serious punch. With integrated Dual Band RTK/PPK GNSS, Onboard LTE, support for a range of professional grade echosounders (Unabara Z Axis 2F 12/200khz, Echologger EUD32 30khz/200khz, Airmar Echorange 200khz) and a capable onboard PC which runs Hydromagic, Hypack and others - we've packed the capability typically found in a manned survey boat down to something which can be thrown in the trunk of a car or taken on aircraft to remote sites. 

Rugged, Reliable Construction
With years of oil field jobsite experience, much effort has gone into building a solid system that will get your job done again and again. From the rugged chemical resistant polyethylene construction to the solid tig welded motor pods, to the affordable user-serviceable components, to the battery with integrated BMS and LVC - this system is built for your job site. 

TIG welded aluminum motor pod on a 4mm polyethylene hull with ABS fairings

Integrated Autopilot

All of our boats include an autopilot with GPS navigation and live telemetry as standard equipment. The autopilot greatly reduces the monotony of creating straight transects. The Autopilot and SimpleSCAN 30i are equipped with a navigational GNSS system; however, if purchased with an Emlid based RTK GNSS, the autopilot will be interfaced with the RTK system and will automatically choose the more accurate source for navigation. When the SimpleSCAN 30i has a fixed solution, navigational accuracy is unmatched. 


This video shows the SimpleSCAN 30i USV operating a repeating mission automatically - turning at a buoy each pass to showcase the repeatability and accuracy of the autopilot.

Integrated Windows 10 PC
Each boat includes a Windows 10 running PC which serves as a data collector. Most of our clients run Hydromagic. This integrated PC can be accessed over the wireless data link using Remote Desktop

Bridged LAN Telemetry System
Each SimpleSCAN 30i includes a long range bridged LAN data link. Operators are able to connect on shore via ethernet or wifi and have a TCP/IP link to all the equipment onboard the boat. Connecting via Remote Desktop, uploading new missions, and drag/drop copying your survey data from the boat to your shore laptop or office PC is fast and easy. 

Smart Battery
The SimpleSCAN includes an internal 12.8v 25ah battery, giving it 4-5 hours of run time. This battery is designed for reliability, with an integrated BMS and LVC. 

Motor Pod
The SimpleSCAN makes use of a powerful corrosion-proof, steerable motor pod for propulsion. This has a marked advantage over thrusters; it's much more efficient and less likely to get stuck in aquatic vegetation.