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Model 3000

Equipped with wide-vision forward scan sonar, this rugged vehicle records data, images and provides real-time feedback to the operator. The forward scan sonar has the following flexible capabilities to meet specific project needs: set to 360 degree continuous rotation, or set to sector which is 180 degrees, or set the sector size in 3 degree increments. The Nova+ skids provide for extra payload. Applications include detection and/or obstacle avoidance (obstructions and other hazardous devices), and area surveillance. Use this model for baseline and repetitive imaging of specific locations and structures or for environmental monitoring. The 3000 model includes dual application features. Easy removal of the forward scan sonar system and external camera converts the ROV for basic inspections and surveys using the internal camera system.

Key features include:

Forward scan sonar
2 configurations for multiple tasks
Removable nose extension with viewing dome replacement
Nova+ skids for extra payload
Proprietary Command and Control software with interval upgrades
Fully digital onboard electronics
Two, 1/4 hp thrusters
Dual operation mode (tow it in up to 9 knot currents or use thruster power)
External and Internal camera system
Integrated surface control console: (3-axis joystick; laptop; LCD video monitor; water tight case with wheels and telescoping handle)
Tools & Parts Standard Kit (TAPS)
Transport/operation cases with wheels and telescoping handles
3-auto pilot modes for multi tasking
Dual quartz lighting system
300-ft. umbilical
Patented channel and rail system for user add-on technology

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Specification Details for Model 3000

(Specifications are constantly being enhanced, so be sure and contact us to see if specs are up to date)


Standard Feature

Nova Ray ® ROV Model 3000 Specifications




Depth Rating

305meters (1,000 feet).


Stability in Strong Currents

Arcuate wing design counters destabilizing effects of cable drag. Results in faster, more stable performance in currents with less cable.


Dual Operation Mode

Can be towed or use thruster power in strong currents. See Speed for knots.



Up to 9 knots in currents under tow. With thrusters: 4 to 6 knots (1/4 or 1/3hp respectively)


Cable to Depth Ratio

Under tow, Nova Ray® provides deeper operation with less cable than other Underwater Towed Vehicles (UTV). Nova Ray® can operate up to 70% deeper than conventional UTV systems using the same cable length. Under tow, operates at a ratio of 2.38:1. With thrusters, the Nova Ray® can reduce the ratio to 2:1. With less cable, the Nova Ray® system is lighter, smaller and easy to deploy anywhere in the world on a rapid response basis.



DC brushless rare earth motors. Two (1 port; 1 starboard) magnetic drive; 1/4hp standard with 150 volts DC. Optional 1/3 hp. Propellers and Thruster Guards (HMW plastic): 75mm for 1/4 hp. , a nd 90 mm for 1/3 hp.


Control Surfaces

Rudder provides directional control; two elevons provide vertical positioning (depth control).


Length, Diameter, Type

Length: 300 ft (91.4 m). Diameter: 15mm. Type: 12-conductor, neutrally buoyant.


Custom Umbilical

Length to fit user specifications; optional fiber optic available.

Temperature Rating

Operating Range

-2 to 42 degrees C.

Command and Control System


Integrated Control Console

3 axis joystick; mode selection buttons and slide throttle; auto pilot capability; LCD monitor; laptop with proprietary Windows™ based software ; LCD video display. I/O: video out, monitor in; RS-232 and RS-485, hydrophone ready.


Digital Onboard Electronics

Fully Digital: Precise control and easy integration of digital peripheral devices. Proprietary embedded software.


Proprietary Software

Aeronautical style display showing pitch & roll and elevon, rudder and thruster direction and magnitude. Reports depth, internal temperature. Heads-up video overlay enabled.


Flight Control

Choice of manual or 3 auto pilot modes: Heading Hold, Wings Level and Depth Hold (optional altimeter provides an additional mode: Altitude Hold).



Depth Sensor

Depth gauge with range of 0 to 340 meters.



Solid state with pitch and roll correction and integrated thermometer.



Forward Scan Sonar

360 degree scan; multi-frequency: 310 kHz, 675 kHz, 1 MHz. 20-36VDC at < 5 watts; interface RS-485 or RS-232.

Video, Camera, Lights


Video Display

Flat Panel Monitor

254mm color LCD video display monitor. NTSC or PAL Composite. Out Port: RCA and S Video.

Internal Camera

Type and Resolution

Color. 480 TVL (Hi Res maximum for color), 1/3” CCD, NTSC or PAL.


Sensitivity and Lens

1 lux @ F1.2 for color camera. Lens: 4mm, F1.2 or wide angle: 2.6mm, F1.6.


Focus and Tilt

Adjustable with auto white balance and auto iris. Manual tilt range: 90 degrees.

External Camera

Type and Resolution

Color. 480 TVL with CS (Hi Res maximum for color), 1/3” CCD, NTSC or PAL.


Sensitivity, Lens, Power, Current

1 lux. 2.9mm F1.4 standard, or 3.7mm F1.4. Power: 12Vdc only; Current: 160mA max.


Focus and Scanning

Standard 100mm to infinity. Scanning: 525 line 60Hz NTSC or 625 line 50Hz PAL.


Signal to noise ratio, view angle of view, composite video output

Signal to noise ratio: >48dB (AGC off). View angle: 92 diagonal in air; 65 in water for 2.9mm lens. 78 diagonal in air; 56 in water for 3.7mm lens. Video output: 1.0V pk-pk.


Front Lights

Dual 150 Watt mini quartz. Beam pattern 78 degrees (included angle to half power point).

ROV Characteristics



Length, Width, Height, Weight

L: 1,114mm. W: 997mm. H: Body: 268mm; Rudder: 393mm. Weight: 32 kg.



Standard watertight bulkhead connectors and two accessory connectors.


Line & Umbilical Voltage, Power

Line: 120 VAC 60hz. Umbilical: 109 VAC. Power Consumption: 900 -1100 Watts.



Single piece, anodized 6061 T6 aluminum hull with patented channel and rail system for wings, thrusters, skids & add-on devices (no welds nor hull penetration, and includes triple “O” rings to ensure watertight integrity of housing system. Includes nose extension and Nova+ skids.

ROV Construction


Key ROV molded components: impact resistant, light weight polyurethane resin. Accessory fittings and mounts are stainless steel or aluminum for corrosion resistance and durability.


View and Light Ports

View dome: annealed, impact-resistant 3/8" acrylic. Lights: 1/4" quartz window and depth rated to 1,000 meters.


Transport Cases

Water-tight control console case is carry-on commercial airline luggage. 3-cases for ROV and umbilical shipped as commercial luggage. All include telescoping handles and wheels.


Shipping Weight

Control Console: 20 kg. Transport Cases: 81 kg. total.

Tools & Spares

Tool Kit

TAPS Kit (Tools and Parts Standard) provides for basic field assembly and servicing.



Details available from customer service.

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