FoxBathy, bathymetric drone

Bathymetric drone catamaran

FoxBathy is an automatic bathymetric drone catamaran with double electric propulsion, which allows productivity, safety and precision in aquatic surveying. It ensures the safety of the operator, who may remain on the bank thanks to fully automated steering.

FoxBathy not only helps in monitoring ports, marinas, sea areas, rivers, creeks, lakes and ponds or lagoons but also helps to identify critical areas or dangerous objects for navigation. Finally, it allows periodic monitoring of siltation and supervision of marine sites by performing calculations of cubatures and editing DTMs (Digital Terrain Models).

Bathymetric drone foxbathy

Precision :Thanks to the different echo sounder choices we offer (mono-frequency decimetre echo sounder, mono-frequency centimetre echo sounder,and bi-frequency echo sounder), you can acquire mesh data from just a few centimeters up to a meter.

Safety : With a weight of +/- 5 kg and reduced set-up time, FoxBathy requires only one operator (instead of the traditional 2 or 3 operators) and may be operated directly from the bank.

Productivity : With manual and automatic steering, FoxBathy helps you survey your sites 10 times faster than with a boat.



FoxBathy product specifications

Choose a quick and efficient bathymetric surveying method.

  • TypeCatamaran
  • NavigationFull Automatic (or manual)
  • DismountableYes
  • Setting up and startLess than 10 minutes
  • EnduranceUp to 5 hours
  • Cruise speed1.0 to 2.0 m/s typical (3.9 knots)
  • Maximum speed2.5 m/s (4.9 knots)
  • Crossing distanceUp to 18 linear km (9.7 nmi)
  • Temperature range– 10°C to +45°C (air)
  • MaterialEPP foam, Composite structure
  • Dimensions820 mm x 1130 mm x 755 mm
  • Weight c/w standard echo-sounder5,8 kg
  • Motors2 underwater engines
  • Batteries1 Lithium Polymère
  • Remote2.4 GHz and other (please ask)
  • Telemetry433-868-933 Mhz and other (please ask)
  • Vidéo (FPV)5.8 GHz and other (please ask)
  • Typical surveying area (1.6 m/s)18 ha/h (45 acres/h)
  • Software• Mission planning (HASK – Planner)
    • GNSS Processing (HASK – Geoprocessor)
  • Output dataLatitude, Longitude, Altitude – WGS 84

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