SimpleUnmanned SimpleSCAN II


SimpleUnmanned SimpleSCAN USV brings cm-level bathymetric data acquisition to a platform a mere 33 inches long. 13 acres per hour scan rate and an integrated handle for easy carrying.

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SimpleUnmanned SimpleSCAN USV brings cm-level bathymetric data acquisition to a platform a mere 33 inches long – meaning data can be collected easily by a single operator, even if the survey site requires a hike, flight* or even a helicopter ride. The boat has an integrated handle allowing easy carrying. All support equipment can easily fit in a small backpack. It’s 13 acres per hour scan rate** makes this a perfect choice for frac pit volumetrics, tailing ponds and other small to medium-sized bodies of water

  • *The SimpleSCAN will fit in Pelican Storm case and checked on the airlines.
  • **Scan rate based on 17m transect lines at 1.3m/s, collecting a total of 4 depth points per meter.

Don’t let the size fool you

The SimpleSCAN may be small, but it can be equipped with a range of survey-grade payloads (see below) and features a full autopilot making data collection exponentially easier than ever. Mission Planning can be learned in less than an hour and comes down to selecting a polygon area, specifying the transect separation which will auto-generate the waypoint path. Once wirelessly uploaded to the boat, the operator simply switches to automatic mode and observes as the SimpleSCAN precisely executes the mission, ideally from the comfort of a vehicle with heat or A/C using the long range 900mhz telemetry link. The SimpleSCAN also includes an R/C transmitter for manual control when needed. A toggle switch controls operational modes, allowing the operator to switch from manual to auto or back at any time, making the boat as easy to operate as an R/C toy. The operator may also direct/redirect the SimpleSCAN at any time by selecting a location on the on-screen map to which to navigate.

The SimpleScan: Built for the Real World

Of course, we love technology and innovation – sleek looking carbon fibre boats are cool! But we also have a background in industry and agriculture, so understand how just how far away the whiteboard is from the job site. We’ve used, and refined, our platforms on the job site. This passion and experience meet with the SimpleSCAN – which will exceed your expectations by getting the job done time and time again.

Wireless Data

The SimpleSCAN is equipped with a 900mhz (optionally 433mhz, 2.4ghz, cellular or bridged LAN) data link which provides telemetry in real-time on your laptop via the included USB radio modem. This allows for wireless observation of the current position overlaid on a map, pitch/roll, battery status, depth, mission status and a wide array of custom parameters. In addition to observing real-time data, operators may also redirect the boat, upload, change/update missions at anytime the boat is within range (Typically closer than 2km).

Real-Time Depth & Avoidance

The SimpleSCAN features real-time on-screen depth and will deviate to avoid running ground in auto mode – making your shoreline data acquisition much less stressful. We’ve been there done that. Slogging through the muck to get USVs unstuck after they’ve run aground – and said this should be a thing of the past. The avoidance system works and greatly reduces run aground incidents.

Autopilot – As easy or as powerful as you want

The SimpleSCAN comes equipped with an industry-leading autopilot system complete with gyros, accelerometers and multi-GNSS based navigation – it is capable of executing complex waypoint based scripted missions.  But it also has an R/C controller making it as simple to use as a toy R/C boat. Operators may make use of a laptop, plan complex missions, operate it by selecting points on a map in real-time – or show up at the job site, toss it in the water and drive-by hand – the choice is yours – the automatic capabilities are controlled by a single toggle switch. And, unlike drone aircraft, a mistake doesn’t typically cost $1000s.

A wide range of payloads

We offer a number of payloads for the SimpleSCAN. Please see below for specifics. Please keep in mind – you’re not limited to just what is available on this site, the SimpleSCAN can be configured to accommodate a wide range of equipment, including Single Beam, Sidescan, or Micro water sample collection systems.  Our hulls are laser cut from aluminium and TIG welded – there are no moulds – so, if there is a customization you’d like to see on your boat, just ask! We are happy to put together a system which best meets your specific needs.

  • Airmar Echorange Single Beam Sonar with SimpleLogger
  • Lowrance Elite 5TI
  • EU 400 Package
  • EU D32 Package
  • EU D52 Package
  • Micro Water Sampler
  • Custom Integrations

Key Features

  • Welded Aluminum Hull
  • Small 850mm size
  • Light 14lb Weight
  • Integrated Handle
  • Full Autopilot
  • Long Range Telemetry
  • On-Screen Real-Time Depth
  • Automatic Shallows/RunAground Avoidance
  • Game Pad style R/C Transmitter
  • Laptop & Tablet Support
  • 3 Hour Endurance/1hr Charge Time with swappable batteries
  • Wide Array of Payloads


  • Material: TIG welded, Powder Coated Aluminum
  • Length: 33.5″ (860mm)
  • Width: 16″ (326mm)
  • Weight: 15lbs (7kg)
  • Battery Type: Lithium Polymer
  • Battery Voltage: 14.8
  • Battery Capacity: 12,000mah
  • Endurance: 3hrs @ 1.2m/s
  • Charge Time: 60 Minutes

Please contact us for

  • Any unlisted combination of equipment you need
  • Cellular or Iridium Satellite Control
  • Integrating other/your Equipment, payloads and custom designs

Additional information

Weight 7 kg
Dimensions 86 × 32.6 × 20 cm


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