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Saab Seaeye • Falcon ROV

Equipment Snapshot
Vehicle Name
Falcon ROV
Vehicle Type
ROV
Vehicle Class
General Purpose ROV
Model/Series
Falcon ROV
Manufacturer
Saab Seaeye
Depth Rating
300 m
Procurement
Buy ● Custom Solution
Overview
The Seaeye Falcon ROV is the choice of many leading operators for capability, versatility and the ability to get the job done. Lightweight and portable they go where they're needed - inshore, offshore, down tunnels or for flyaway operations. Available with a choice of options, tools and accessories, Seaeye Falcons make an ideal platform for achieving numerous intricate and demanding subsea applications.
 
Features & Applications
Key Features
  • 300m (1,000ft) depth rating, 14kg (30.8lbs) payload
  • Max 450m umbilical length upgradeable to 1,100m length with F2 Fibre Optic Pack upgrade
  • Magnetically coupled brushless DC thrusters with velocity feedback - 4 vectored and 1 vertical
  • 50 kgf (110 lbs) of thrust with almost 1:1 power to weight ratio, without additional payload
  • Distributed intelligence control system
  • High resolution colour camera on 180° tilt platform
  • Variable intensity, 6400 Lumens of LED lighting
  • Auto heading and depth
  • Single phase 100-270 VAC universal auto sensing power input at 2.8 kW
 
Physical
Length
1,000 mm
Width
500 mm
Height
600 mm
Weight (In Air)
60 kg
Payload (Max)
14 kg
Construction Materials
Polypropylene frame. This material is robust, buoyant, easily drilled and machined and is corrosion free. The Falcon’s modern ‘open frame’ design allows easy access for service and maintenance, and the easy addition of standard bolt on accessories including cameras, sonars, tracking systems and a single function manipulator. Custom designed under-slung modules can also be added for task specific tooling. 316 stainless steel fittings are used throughout.
 
Performance
Depth Rating
300 m
Speed Range
3
 knots
Power
Single phase universal auto sensing input, 100-270 VAC, 50-60 Hz at 2.8 kW
 
Propulsion
Falcon MCT 1 brushless DC thrusters
4 x vectored horizontal thrusters
1 x vertical thruster
 
Forward Thrust
50 kgf
Lateral Thrust
28 kgf
Vertical Thrust
13 kgf
Navigation
All navigation sensors and aids are housed in a single hardened aluminium pod. Auto depth and heading are supplied as standard. A pitch and roll sensor is included and may be selected for display on the video overlay.

Compass accuracy ±1°
Depth sensor accuracy ±0.5% of FSD
Gyro 0.1°/s
Surface update rate <100 ms
 
Payload
Buoyancy and payload is provided by securing buoyancy blocks of the appropriate depth rating to the chassis below an easily removable hydrodynamic cover. The cover also provides protection to electronics housings and cabling routed along the top of the buoyancy to the junction box. This also provides exceptional ease of access for maintenance.

Mounting points on the vehicle skids are provided for lead ballast to trim the vehicle's centre of gravity and buoyancy.
 
Primary
CameraDepthGyrocompassLightsVideo Camera
Tether
Max 450 m umbilical (upgradable to 1,100 m with F2 Fibre Optic Pack)
 
Cable Length
450 m
Cable Thickness
13 mm
Cameras & Lighting
2 x forward facing variable intensity 3200 Lumen LED flood lights (standard)
3rd light can also be fitted (optional)
Lights are powered at low voltage, to improve reliability and longevity.
 
A high resolution fixed focus colour camera is fitted to a camera platform that can be tilted ± 90 degrees (standard)
Second camera can also be added (optional)
F2 Fibre Optic Pack (optional) provides 3 simultaneous video channels. Panning the camera is achieved by turning the vehicle which it can do within its own length.

Standard Camera Specifications
  • Camera Resolution 480 TVL
  • Min Scene Illumination 0.2 LUX (F1.4)
  • Pick Up Device 1/2" CCD Image Sensor
  • Lens 1/2" Aspherical 3.8mm Lens, Wide Angle
  • Fixed Focus
  • Horizontal Field of View 91°
  • Tilt ±90°
 
Options, Tools & Accessories
The Seaeye Falcon ROV's open frame construction allows many standard accessories to be easily fitted. Larger tools and sensor packages can be accommodated using a skid fitted under the vehicle with compensating buoyancy where necessary. A selection of items are featured below however many specialist tooling and custom built accessories are also available.
  • Fibre Optic F2 umbilical upgrade (1,100 m length)
  • Hand winch, flight case winch, electric winch
  • Custom tooling skids
  • Cathodic protection (CP) probe
  • 3-jaw, multi-function manipulator arm
  • 5-function manipulator skid
  • Falcon Running Lock Latch System
  • Sonar
  • Cameras and lighting
  • Cleaning brush
  • IP68 Waterproof Surface Control Equipment
  • 24 V Auxiliary Power Supply Unit
 
Launch & Recovery
A-Frame ● Crane ● LARS
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