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Introducing the Patriot3 Hammerhead SMV. The world's first fully modular subsurface multi-mission vehicle. The Hammerhead can operate autonomously or by manual control. The system's modularity allows for full customization to fit a wide variety of manned and unmanned mission requirements. Patented in the United States and Select Countries with other International Patents Pending.
SUBSURFACE MULTI-MISSION VEHICLE
FULLY AUTONOMOUS OR MANUAL CONTROL
COMPLETELY MODULAR DESIGN
GPS, SONAR AND DOPPLER
POWERFUL 400 LBS PEAK OF THRUST
92 METER DEPTH RATING
MADE IN THE USA
The base model Hammerhead SMV consists of; 1 Bow Module, 1 Spacer Module, 1 Control Module, 1 Battery Module and 1 Stern Module. Each individual module contains built-in closed-cell foam to allow manipulable buoyancy for any vehicle configuration.
BOW MODULE: Houses system controls and navigation systems
SPACER MODULE: PALS/MOLLE system to store dive gear. Gives room for divers chest rig and arms
CONTROL MODULE: Houses vehicle brains and auxiliary systems
BATTERY MODULE: Houses the powerful Hammerhead 105Ah Battery Array
STERN MODULE: Houses stern thrusters
Additional modules can be added to accommodate mission specific requirements. For example, storage modules can be added to carry additional equipment, air modules for on board air supply, additional battery modules for extended power capabilities, and specialty modules for specific operations.
To allow ease of maintenance, the bolted assembly of the modules and components allows individual parts to be replaced for maintenance or repair.
The 105Ah battery consists of 5 individual battery packs at 21Ah each. The 5 discrete packs add safety and redundancy to the system. The addition of battery modules increases power longevity and mission duration. The modular design also allows for future upgrading of the power source when new technology becomes available.
The Hammerhead control module contains a power accessory port. This connection provides up to 1000 watts of power for accessories such as heated wetsuits, lights, cameras and other equipment.
The Hammerhead uses The Navigator Delta 2 from Shark Marine Technologies. This powerful navigation system provides:
Ascend/descend rate limits for safety
Course and heading information
Doppler navigation to track dead reckoning
Teledyne Blueview sonar for accurate object detection
Pole GPS for positioning
Combined with proprietary software, the Hammerhead SMV can use either the Navigator Delta 2, Tablet 2 or E-Tach from Shark Marine Technologies, for its navigation. The modular design of the navigation system provides the ability to detach from the Hammerhead so you can use the navigator separately or protect sensitive information. Manual controls work independently from the navigation system when manual operation is required.
THRUST & CONTROL
The Hammerhead is controlled by 4 powerful thrusters, each capable of 100 lbs of thrust. 2 rotating thrusters located at the bow and 2 fixed position thrusters located at the stern.
Each thruster contains a heavy-duty brushless motor protected by an impact resistant aluminum housing. Thrust is achieved by a hermetically sealed magnetically coupled drive and a durable, glass-filled nylon propeller.
STORAGE & TRANSPORT
When the Hammerhead is not in use, the bow dome folds back, allowing the 2 front thrusters to fold in on itself. In the stowed position, the Hammerhead can be maneuvered through spaces and doorways.
The battery module Charger & Discharger system is specially designed for safe battery charging and maintenance. It can fit in a 4U size server rack.
A maintenance cart for easy transportation and deployment is available for purchase. All-Terrain and beach carts are also available upon request.
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