SimpleScan Unmanned Marine System
The ultra-portable, rugged all metal SimpleSCAN is a compact autonomous/remote controlled marine survey platform which packs all the features typically found in larger platforms into a size that can be carried like a briefcase, kept in a vehicle and shipped internationally for minimal costs. It comes with and can be transported in a SKB hardcase, small enough to be checked on the airlines as a standard sized bag and strong enough to be thrown in the back of a truck without worry. It uses dual 97wh batteries, just below the 100wh airline limit - meaning they can be carried on in any quantity.
The Simple Flat-Bottom Hull Style provides a very stable platform with a high payload capacity for its size. The high capacity batteries will keep you running all day and the all metal TIG welded construction will last forever. Great for frac ponds, stocks, ponds, lakes, reservoirs and other small to medium sized bodies of water.
The SimpleScan: Built for the Real World…
Of course, we love technology and innovation – sleek looking boats are cool! But we also have a background in industry and agriculture - so understand how things actually go and the need to get things done. This passion and experience meet with the SimpleSCAN – a simple, rugged all metal boat equipped with class leading technology which will exceed your expectations and get the job done time and time again. We’ve spent several years refining our designs, testing and using them on real world survey projects. This little floating brick actually works.
A wide range of payloads…
We offer a number of sonar and water sample collection systems. Please see our Payloads section for more details. You’re not limited to just what is available on this site, the SimpleSCAN can be configured to accommodate a wide range of equipment, including Single Beam, Sidescan, and water sample collection systems. Plus, our hulls are laser cut from aluminum and TIG welded – there are no molds – so, if there is a customization you’d like to see on your boat, just ask! We are happy to put together a system which best meets your specific needs.
As easy or as powerful as you want…
The SimpleSCAN comes equipped with an industry leading autopilot system complete with gyros, accelerometers and multi-GNSS based navigation - it is capable of executing complex waypoint based missions. But it also has an R/C controller and is as simple to use as a toy R/C boat – and anywhere in between. Use your laptop, plan complex missions, operate it by selection points on a map in real time – or show up at the job site, toss it in the water and drive by hand – the choice is yours – the automatic capabilities are controlled by a single toggle switch. And, unlike drone aircraft, a mistake doesn’t typically cost $1000s. There is even an assisted mode which helps you draw straight survey lines using the build in gyros, accelerometers and GPS without the need to connect a computer. Long Range & Cellular Control are available upon request.
Automatic Survey Missions...
Generating Mission Grids for Bathymetry Survey Missions is easy. Just point and click individual waypoints or use one of several included tools to auto-generate the mission based on a polygon area. If your platform is equipped with a sample collection system, you may also select locations for which to collect a sample. This capability makes it very easy to generate straight survey lines with consistent point density across your project, whether its a 5 acre pond or 2000 acre lake.
Real Time Data Link
The SimpleSCAN includes a USB 900mhz Radio Modem vast array of information at your fingertips, such as a full HUD with attitude, navigation information, battery information and much more. Plus, missions can be uploaded and/or altered over this link, all at a range typically exceeding 2km. Long Range & Cellular Control are available upon request.
Sales, Service & Support - Our Mission
We are a US Business based in Saginaw, Texas and are here not just to make a sale but also to provide industry leading after sale support. We strive to offer not only one of the most transparent, competitive initial prices but also the lowest ongoing operational costs as well - though first providing a quality product which doesn't require much maintenance and second, when it does, we won't gouge you. This means you're not going to pay $400 if a cable harness breaks, for example. Want to know what any part costs? Just email us! No NDAs, no time wasting - just service.
We also try to design our products to be as off-the-shelf compatible as possible, meaning if something breaks, in a pinch odds are you can work it out with nothing more than parts from a local hardware store or hobbyshop while we get the correct replacement hardware to you.
- Material: TIG welded, Powder Coated Aluminum
- Length: 33.5" (860mm)
- Width: 16" (326mm)
- Weight: 15lbs (7kg)
- Battery Type: Lithium Polymer
- Battery Voltage: 14.8
- Battery Capacity: 12,000mah
- Endurance: 3hrs @ 1.2m/s
- Charge Time: 60 Minutes
- SimpleSCAN (with 30min-1hr test run)
- 900mhz Wireless Data Link System
- 2.4ghz R/C Radio
- (2) 14.8v 6.6ah Batteries
- 12V/24V DC Fast (1 Hour) Charger (AC Power Supply Available Here)
Please contact us for:
- Any unlisted combination of equipment you need
- Cellular or Iridium Satellite Control
- Integrating other/your Equipment, payloads and custom designs.