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Leopard

The high power compact electric work class ROV. 

The Leopard is an exceptionally powerful electric work class vehicle with a minimal 20ft x 8ft LARS footprint. It is fitted with up to 11 thrusters, a forward thrust of over 500 kgf, a 200 kg payload and controlled by the innovative iCON™ (intelligent control) system. 

For the Leopard pilot, the benefits of iCON™ include an enhanced user interface, simple network architecture, exceptional handling and power with advanced autopilots including pitch and roll stabilisation, built in diagnostics, redundancy and remote internet access for upgrades and technical support. A Station Keeping option allows the pilot to focus on the mission's tasks while the software holds the Leopard in position even in a strong current.

The Leopard chassis design features a large open payload area for the installation of specially designed sliding trays equipped with survey sensors or tooling options. A wide range of tooling skids fitted beneath the ROV make the Leopard a versatile system capable of performing a range of work tasks in even the harshest of environments at depths of up to 3000 m.

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Advanced Control

Using Seaeye's innovative Intelligent Control System (iCON), the system is able to control, self-diagnose and log data from system devices. Also features advanced vehicle autopilots for heading, depth, pitch and roll, and altitude. 

Competitive

An electric vehicle with eleven powerful thrusters, a large payload and the advanced control features of iCON™ gives the Leopard a competitive edge in a field traditionally performed by larger hydraulic vehicles.

Flexible

Designed for work at depths of 2000m or 3000 m and fitted with a wide range of survey sensors and heavy duty tooling options.

Leopard Overview
  •  The Leopard ROV is powered by a floor-standing high voltage, high frequency, power supply unit. Additional power supplies are available for tooling and TMS options. 

  • Pilot Control Units include touch screens running the graphical user interface (GUI) for vehicle power and control; system diagnostics including remote access for technical support; flight screen monitors that display data and video transmitted via Fibre Optic multiplexers and a CWDM; surface control units for remote control of the PSUs and a hand control unit for ROV.

  • Additional surface equipment options include TMS foot pedals for the optional TMS, tooling hand control units, video matrix switchers and recording systems. 

  • Available as a free swimming ROV or in conjunction with a Type 8 Tether Management System (TMS) or a Top Hat TMS.

  • ROV rated to up to 3000 m fitted with eight horizontal and three vertical SM9 thrusters supplied with 500 Volts DC, an electronics pod with fibre optic multiplexers and a CWDM, up to eight LED lights on four channels, cameras, a depth sensor, and a compass pod with integrated Magneto-resistive compass, accelerometers and gyros with pitch and roll outputs for vehicle auto heading, depth, pitch and roll. Auto altitude is available as an option when an altimeter is fitted as well as station keeping with a DVL fitted.

  • Standard vehicle interfaces include connections for six cameras, twelve auxiliaries including one Ethernet connection, a copper signal core for CP reference, and a Transponder Trigger.

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Technical Specifications
Specification
Leopard

Depth Rating (msw)

 2000/3000 

Dimensions

  

Length (mm)

 2150 

Height (mm)

 1204 

Width (mm)

 1160 

Weight in air (kg)

 1200 

Payload (kg)

 205 

Thrust

  

Forward (kgf)

 500 

Laterial (kgf)

 230 

Vertical (kgf)

 200 

Speed (knots)

 >4 

Power

  

Power input phases

 3 

Voltage (VAC)

 380-480 

Option

 690 

Frequency (Hz)

 50-60 

Battery Capacity (kWh)

 N/A 

Endurance (Hour)

 N/A 

Options, Tools and Accessories
Rotary Cutter For 6 Inch

Rotary Cutter for hoses and cables up to 6 inches thick.

SM7 Cleaning Brush

Cleaning brush incorporating a heavy duty brush plus an SM7 thruster motor.

Water Jet Skid

Water Jet System for cleaning operations. Requires a 3- phase, 4.5 kW power supply unit.

Pipe Survey With Teledyne 440

Pipeline survey skid fitted with TSS 440 pipe detection system and either a three or four-function camera boom arms. Various camera and LED light options available.

Gen5 Multiplexer System

ROV multiplexer solution with surface unit and a subsea bottle providing multiple channels for a large array of sensors and equipment. Includes connections for sonar and multibeam systems plus a dedicated Ethernet connection for INS.

Leopard TMS PSU

3-phase power supply unit providing 3000 V, 5kVA at 50/60Hz for TMS equipped systems.

Leopard Tooling PSU

3- phase Tooling power supply unit providing 3000 V, 30 kVA at 50/60Hz.

EdgeDVR

Control cabin options include EdgeDVR video recording unit, Video Matrix Switcher, Communications system, and a high-back pilot seat.

Super SeaKing

Scanning Sonar options with an integration kit and surface equipment.

BlueView Sonar

Multibeam Sonar options with an integration kit and surface equipment. Ethernet options available for fibre optic vehicles.

HLK-33900 Cutter

Compact Cutter capable of cutting 38 mm diameter steel wire rope. Includes an intensifier and requires a 4kW HPU.

17SLED-5

Hydraulic system for tooling systems including an 18kW HPU, valve pack, and a compensator. Requires 30kVA Tooling power supply unit.

CAM04

High resolution colour or monochrome cameras fitted to either the front of the ROV on the Tilt platform or on a bracket at the rear of the ROV.

OE14-502

High Definition (HD) cameras available for the ROV.

OE14-366

High Definition Colour Zoom cameras fitted to the ROV.

PA200

Altimeter used to measure the altitude of the ROV above the sea floor. Auto Altitude option available.

Tritech Bathymetric

Bathymetric system with depth sensor and altimeter. Ethernet options available for fibre optic Tigers.

CP Probe

Cathode Potential Probe with either contact or proximity probe options available.

ST6K

Battery-operated, Xenon emergency strobe used to locate the ROV.

Ocean Laser

Laser options for video survey.

Cygnus Gauge

Complete Cygnus ultrasonic thickness system available to determine the level of corrosion present in a structure.

Echosounder Fittings

Dual Multibeam Echosounder (MBES) fitted to a forward frame.

Sonardyne Acoustic Beacon

Complete acoustic tracking system used to calculate the position of the ROV with a fitted acoustic beacon.

Navigator DVL

Dedicated sled for Inertial Navigation Systems including DVL, Fibre Optic Gyro, Sound Velocity Profiler and depth sensor.

Leopard Schilling Manipulator

Schilling Orion 7P and 4R manipulator arm options with hydraulic system including 4.5kW iHPU, valve pack, and a compensator. Camera option for manipulator available.

Deployment Systems & Control Cabins
TopHat TMS

Top Hat style Tether Management System with a 400m winch module for a 20mm tether fitted with latch status and line out sensors. Options include lights and cameras.

TMS8

Tether Management System (TMS) Type 8 with 250 m of fibre optic tether allowing for the deployment of the ROV at working depth and also providing protection.

Split Cabin

Safe Area 20ft split Control Cabin with a Pilot Control section and a separate high voltage PSU section. Fitted with electric power distribution panels, lighting, air conditioning, heating and 19 inch racks. An optional installed escape hatch is available as is a Zone II upgrade.

Workshop

Additional cabin options include: 10 ft standalone workshop.

LARS

A-Frame Safe Area Launch and Recovery System (LARS) with 1100, 2200, or 3300m winch capacities. A Zone II upgrade option is available. Optional folding platform for additional work space.

CCC

Tavis Letherby
ROV Manager

‘The Leopard has a work class way of thinking.’

UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA

Ben Herzberg
Chief Engineer

‘We opted for the Leopard because universities and scientific users we contacted gave Saab Seaeye the most positive feedback.’

DIVE WORKS

Andrew Ford
Managing Director

‘Our Leopard completed over 750 dives. It is the most powerful robotic system of its size.’

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