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Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs)

  • Liquid Robotics Wave Glider

    Wave Glider Autonomous Surface Vehicles

    By continuously harvesting energy from the environment, Wave Gliders are able to travel long distances, hold station, and monitor vast areas without ever needing to refuel. A unique two-part architecture and wing system directly converts wave motion into thrust, and solar panels provide electricity for sensor payloads. This means that Wave Gliders can travel to a distant area, collect data, and return for maintenance without ever requiring a ship to leave port.

    UVS is the original and most experienced distributor for Wave Gliders in Australia and has delivered a number of systems to the Royal Australian Navy. The versatile Wave Glider is equipped with GPS and sophisticated computers for navigation and payload control, with satellite communications systems, and with state of the art ocean sensors to monitor and measure the environment around it. The power needed to operate the sensors and computers is provided by solar panels.

    Find out more about the simply remarkable Wave Glider.

    Wave Glider Support

    UVS provides support for all aspects of Wave Glider operations and maintenance including:

    • Operational Support. UVS staff are experienced in critical launch and recovery operations and can advise and assist with mission planning and operational matters.
    • Wave Glider Transport Case. Available in corrosion-free GRP or aluminium the Wave Glider Transport Case is designed to protect the Wave Glider vehicle for road and air transport under all conditions. The Transport Case includes stowage locations for items such as the Weather Station Mast, Wave Glider Purge Kit and documentation.
    • Wave Glider Purge Kit. The Wave Glider Purge Kit provides a complete kit for nitrogen purge and pressurisation of the Wave Glider Command and Control Dry Box and Payload Box.
    • Design and Integration of Payloads. The UVS engineering team has the experience and capability to assist with payload integration and installation design. Our engineering team has completed numerous integration tasks and has the field experience to ensure that the integration is successful.
    Contact UVS for further advice and information on Wave Glider products and Wave Glider support.

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