HUGIN Superior Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

HUGIN Superior Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

HUGIN Superior autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is the latest addition to the HUGIN family of AUVs developed by Norwegian firm Kongsberg Maritime. The Autonomous Underwater Vehicles marine robot offer the ultimate in autonomous remote subsea survey capability. These free-swimming autonomous underwater vehicles are characterised by great manoeuvrability and high accuracy of stabilisation. Hydrodynamic shape, accurate instruments and excellent battery capacity makes these AUV’s ideal choices. Introduced in December 2018, the HUGIN Superior system provides enhanced data, positioning and endurance capabilities in various defence applications such as underwater survey, covert rapid environment assessment (REA), and mine countermeasures (MCM). The advanced AUV is suitable for government and commercial applications, including geographical survey, hydrography, marine archaeology as well as pipeline inspection for detection of leakage and seeps.

HUGIN Superior Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

HUGIN Superior Autonomous Underwater Vehicle


Developed based on the existing HUGIN technology platform, the HUGIN Superior underwater vehicle is a hydrodynamic shape. It has a length of approximately 6.6m and weighs 2,200kg. The AUV is stored and shipped in a DNV 2.7-1-certified offshore container, while its launch and recovery is performed using a single-stage stinger. On-board energy capacity of the latest vehicle is increased by 30% compared to existing HUGIN AUVs. The vehicle generates higher data volume and has improved on-board data processing capability. The HUGIN Superior AUV uses a variety of navigation systems such as Kongsberg Sunstone aided inertial navigation system (AINS), high-accuracy depth sensor, navigation grade IMU, Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) with bottom and water track, DPCA micro-navigated SAS, and surface global positioning system (GPS) with a satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS).
HUGIN Superior Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

HUGIN Superior Autonomous Underwater Vehicle


Developed based on the existing HUGIN technology platform, the HUGIN Superior underwater vehicle is a hydrodynamic shape. It has a length of approximately 6.6m and weighs 2,200kg. The AUV is stored and shipped in a DNV 2.7-1-certified offshore container, while its launch and recovery is performed using a single-stage stinger. On-board energy capacity of the latest vehicle is increased by 30% compared to existing HUGIN AUVs. The vehicle generates higher data volume and has improved on-board data processing capability. The AUVs under HUGIN family are available in operating depth ratings of 1,000m, 3,000m, 4,500m, and 6,000m. The vehicles can be configured with different payload sensors for diverse applications. The HUGIN platform was developed by a partnership between KONGSBERG, Statoil, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) and Norsk Undervannsintervensjon (NUI). It was chosen by the Royal Norwegian Navy, Indonesian Navy, Polish Navy, and a number of survey providers.

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