SimpleSCAN - Survey

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  • Regular price $8,450.00

SimpleSCAN Turnkey Package

This turn-key system includes everything needed for cm level depths and elevations (Except a GNSS base), including delivery, one day on on-site training at client location, single beam sonar, processing software, integrated Emlid Reach M+ for PPK and more detailes below. Our goal is to equip you with what is needed to get the actionable, quality data you need. This is a comprehensive package. If you have your own equipment and need a boat, contact us. We can create a package to meet your needs.

The SimpleSCAN USV brings bathymetric data acquisition to a platform a mere 33 inches long – meaning data can be operated easily by a single operator, even if the survey site requires a hike, flight or even a helicopter ride. The SimpleSCAN is also loaded with industry leading features, such as full GPS autopilot with shallows avoidance, Emlid Reach M+ GNSS receiver, cm level single beam sonar, long range wireless telemetry with on-screen depth when used with your own laptop.

Our Turnkey Systems are ready to go. This system includes:

  • Shipping/Transport (In the United States)
  • One Day In Person Training*
  • SimpleSCAN USV with Autopilot
  • Batteries, Charger, R/C Controller, Wireless Telemetry etc
  • Airmar 200khz Echorange Single Beam Sonar
  • Emlid Reach M+ GNSS
  • SimpleLogger
  • Reefmaster Processing Software with Volumes Module
  • ATA Transport Case

* To most locations in the United States and some major international destinations, contact us to confirm. You should have an understanding of differential GNSS systems and surveying. Training primarily boat and specific equipment operation




Don’t let the size fool you…
The SimpleSCAN may be small, but it features a full autopilot making data collection exponentially easier than ever. Mission Planning can be learned in an hour or two: It comes down to selecting a polygon area, specifying the transect separation which will auto-generate the waypoint path. Once wirelessly uploaded to the boat, the operator simply switches to automatic mode and observes as the SimpleSCAN executes the mission, ideally from the comfort of a vehicle with heat or A/C using the included long range telemetry link. The SimpleSCAN also includes an R/C transmitter for manual control when needed. A toggle switch controls operational modes, allowing the operator to switch from manual to auto or back at anytime, making the boat as easy to operate as an R/C toy. The operator may also direct/redirect the SimpleSCAN at anytime by selecting a location on the on-screen map to which to navigate.

Autopilot - 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 scripted missions.  But it also has an R/C controller making it as simple to use as a toy R/C boat. Operators may make use of a laptop, plan complex missions, operate it by selecting 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.

Wireless Data…
The SimpleSCAN is equipped with a data link which provides telemetry in real time on your laptop via the included USB radio modem. This allows for wireless observation of the current position overlaid on a map, pitch/roll, battery status, depth, mission status and a wide array of custom parameters. In addition to observing real time data, operators may also redirect the boat, upload, change/update missions at anytime the boat is within range (Typically closer than 2km).

Real Time Depth & Avoidance…
The SimpleSCAN features real time on screen depth and will deviate to avoid running ground in auto mode – making your shoreline data acquisition much less stressful. We’ve been there done that. Slogging through muck to get USVs unstuck after they’ve run aground – and said this should be a thing of the past. The avoidance system works and greatly reduces run aground incidents.

The SimpleScan: Built for the Real World…
Of course, we love technology and innovation – sleek looking carbon fiber boats are cool! But we also have a background in industry and agriculture, so understand how just how far away the white board is from the job site. We’ve used, and refined, our platforms on the job site. This passion and experience meet with the rugged all metal SimpleSCAN – which will exceed your expectations by getting the job done time and time again.

  • 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

Operational Components & Concepts
The SimpleSCAN puts the power to obtain cm level locations and elevations into a small, affordable package. It is equipped with three primary components which are used together to obtain survey grade data through post processing of the data. If you would like to operate with RTK - please contact us for additional configuration options.

  • Emlid Reach M+: This MultiGNSS Reciever logs rinex observations making post processing your results easy. This is post processed against your base station or a public source, such as CORS to provide a CM level time stamped track.
  • SimpleLogger:  Logs accurate time, depths, pitch roll, and meter level latitude/longitude/height Geo-location information. On its own, this is enough for basic uses such as volumetrics, but it can be combined with the post processed track information to achieve cm level location and elevations. 
  • Sonar: Provides accurate depths to the SimpleLogger. This is an Airmar Echorange survey grade single beam 200khz echo-sounder.