Saildrone Voyager: Empowering Research and Security through Autonomous Exploration
Saildrone is quickly gaining a prominent place in the field of autonomous seagoing vehicles, as this field is gaining significance across various industries.
Bridging the gap between its smaller Explorer and larger Surveyor models is the Voyager, Saildrone’s latest vessel, with the company producing 1 Voyager per week.
A 33-foot unscrewed surface vehicle, the Voyager is designed for near-shore maritime operations, such as coastal and lake mapping.
The Voyager can provide detailed information about the sea or lake bed up to a depth of 900 feet as it is equipped with sonar, cameras, radar, and sub-surface passive acoustics.
The capabilities of the Voyager extend beyond mapping, as it can identify illegal dumping sites, drifting trash, and assist in law enforcement operations.
Valuable data for research purposes, aiding oceanographers, meteorologists, and other professionals, is offered by autonomous platforms like Saildrone’s Voyager.
The Voyager, Explorer, and Surveyor are some of Saildrone’s line of unmanned surface vehicles, catering to different mission requirements.
A persistent data link, increased power capacity, and the ability to integrate various payloads for ocean mapping and surveillance are offered by the Voyager.
Featuring an electric propulsion system for low-wind and undiscovered-shore operations, the Voyager primarily relies on wind and solar power.