Kingfisher

UNMANNED SURFACE Vessel

Kingfisher is a portable, mid-sized surface vessel. The catamaran design includes anti-fouling thrusters, an incredibly shallow profile, and built in GPS for easy access positioning data. This unmanned surface vessel features a payload bay for mounting submerged sensors or equipment on deck. Kingfisher’s folding pontoons and quick swappable battery make transport, launch and retrieval a quick and easy process.

Features

MADE FOR OPEN SOURCE

Get started faster. Build upon a thriving developer community. Use our comprehensive library of free sample code to shave months off your development, then benchmark your research against a growing community of Kingfisher users.

FLEXIBILITY BETWEEN PROJECTS

Get your research underway in a fraction of the time with easily interchangeable payloads for each new project.

OPEN API

Access all raw variables to ensure no part of your research suffers due to proprietary “black box” designs.
We support multiple languages so you don’t have to.

DUAL PAYLOADS

The Kingfisher provides a payload bay for submerged sensors, and a generous mounting system for those above water.

MARINE ISR

Kingfishers are quiet and maneuverable. Enhancing the standard payload configuration with improved sensing capabilities and deploying several units lets you extend your presence over the water.

Tech Specs

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Size and Weight

Dimensions Deployed 1.35 x 0.98 x 0.32 m
(51.2 x 38.6 x 13 in)
Dimensions Stored 1.35 x 0.56 x 0.32 m
(53.2 x 22 x 13 in)
Weight 28 kg
(62 lbs)
Draught 120 mm
(4.7 in)

Environmental

Max Speed

3.3 kn / 1.7 m/s

Max Payload

10 kg

Drivers and APIs

ROS, MOOS-IvP, C++

Accessories

Configure a custom platform. Explore all Accessories.

PTZ Camera

Axis Communications

LMS-111 Lidar

SICK

SMART6-L GPS

Smart

IMU

MicroStrain

Packages

The preconfigured packages offer everything needed to get started quickly. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Visit our full Accessories List.

KINGFISHER BASIC

The Kingfisher Basic Package has everything you need to get started with with research in aquatic environments. The platform provides access to communication ports as well as onboard power supplies. A powerful embedded computer system comes pre-installed with Linux and ROS; all component ROS drivers are installed and pre-configured.

Example Applications
Included Accessories
Featured Upgrades
Kingfisher USV basic integration

Kingfisher Exploration

Equipped with a full suite of weatherproof sensors, the Kingfisher Exploration Package is designed to navigate shallow water bodies. Applications range from GPS waypoint missions, bathymetric surveys, and environmental monitoring. A powerful Embedded Atom Computer comes pre-installed with Linux and ROS; all component ROS drivers are installed and pre-configured.

Example Applications
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
FEATURED UPGRADES
Kingfisher USV exploration integration
  • Kingfisher USV one-person deployment
  • Kingfisher USV
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