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Falcon

The professional portable underwater vehicle.


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The Falcon concept is the most successful underwater electric robotic system of its class and is proven in numerous intricate and demanding missions across many commercial, security and scientific sectors.

Equipped with Saab Seaeye's advanced iCON™ intelligent control system the Falcon provides exceptional vehicle control and diagnostic data as well as the ability to customise the pilot display and enable features such as station keeping.

The Falcon is lightweight, sized just one metre long and is rated to a depth of 300m.

Trusted 

Five powerful thrusters provide precise control and maintain a stable platform in strong currents and turbulent waters.

Easy to use

Touch screen and joystick controls with user-friendly configuration and diagnostic features.

Portable

Lightweight and easy to transport with quick setup for rapid deployment.

Falcon Overview
  • Surface Equipment contained in a single flight case.

  • Includes a power supply unit, hand control unit, touch screen monitor, and wireless keyboard.

  • Provides power and telemetry control through customisable screen layouts.

  • Fibre Optic or Twisted Pair options for data and video transmission.

  • Optional hand power cable spools and electric winches for vehicle deployment.

  • Standard (300m) or deep-rated (1000m) ROV fitted with five thrusters, vehicle junction box, two LED lights, high resolution colour camera and a navigation pod providing vehicle auto depth and auto heading.

  • Requires a single phase 110/230 VAC supply.

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Technical Specifications
Specification
Falcon

Depth Rating (msw)

 300 

Dimensions

  

Length (mm)

 1000 

Height (mm)

 500 

Width (mm)

 600 

Weight in air (kg)

 60 

Payload (kg)

 14 

Thrust

  

Forward (kgf)

 50 

Laterial (kgf)

 28 

Vertical (kgf)

 13 

Speed (knots)

 >3 

Power

  

Power input phases

 Single 

Voltage (VAC)

 110/230 

Option

 — 

Frequency (Hz)

 50-60 

Battery Capacity (kWh)

 N/A 

Endurance (Hour)

 N/A 

Options, Tools and Accessories
Mini Cutter

Cutter system for cutting a 10 mm diameter stainless steel wire rope. The cutter is fitted on a skid below the vehicle.

Falcon Manipulator Skid

Five-function manipulator system fitted with a rugged arm capable of lifting 10 kg at full reach. Manipulator system is fitted below the vehicle and is controlled by a dedicated hand control unit.

Doppler Velocity Log

Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) used for station keeping.

Video Recording System

Control cabin options include video recording unit, video matrix switcher, communications system and high-back pilot seat.

Acoustic Tracking System

Acoustic tracking system to calculate position of vehicle fitted with an acoustic beacon.

Laser

Laser options for video survey.

Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge

Ultrasonic thickness gauge to determine the level of corrosion present in a structure.

Multibeam Sonar

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

Scanning Sonar

Scanning Sonar options with an integration kit and surface equipment. (881A)

Altimeter

Altimeter used to measure the altitude of vehicle above sea floor. Auto altitude option available. (PA200)

HD Camera

High Definition (HD) camera for vehicle. (OE14-502)

Camera

High resolution colour or monochrome cameras fitted to either the front of the vehicle on tilt platform or on bracket at rear of vehicle. (CAM04)

Falcon Cleaning Brush

Cleaning brush incorporating a brush plus an SI-MCT motor for spot cleaning.

Gripstick

Single-function gripstick manipulator system for grasping objects. Includes a cutter capable of cutting a 15 mm diameter rope. An oil compensator option is available for the 1000 m system.

CP Probe

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

Deployment Systems & Control Cabins
Flightcase

Flightcases for easy transport of the ROV, surface equipment and options.

Falcon Lock Latch

Quick release launch and recovery device that fits around the umbilical and reduces the risk of damage during the launch and recovery process. The latch is fitted with a 20m chord pull string to release the catch.

Hand Winch

Hand-operated cable storage spool with a slip ring and a drum capacity of 450m for a 14mm diameter umbilical cable. Used for twisted pair Falcons.

Mk8 Winch

Electric Winch with variable speed electric drive. The winch has a capacity of 1,100m for a 14mm diameter umbilical.

Mk6 Winch

Electric Winch with variable speed and directional control. The winch has a capacity of 1,100m of 14mm diameter umbilical.

‘In thousands of hours of dive time, Saab Seaeye thruster technology has proved to be the most reliable in the ROV world.’


 
JIFMAR
Jean-Baptiste Loiselet
ROV Operations Manager

‘In thousands of hours of dive time, Saab Seaeye thruster technology has proved to be the most reliable in the ROV world.’


 
JIFMAR
Jean-Baptiste Loiselet
ROV Operations Manager

‘The Falcon worked every day of the (Concordia) salvage operation, spending over 1000 hours in the water.’


 
MICOPERI
Fabio Bartolotti

‘The Falcon worked every day of the (Concordia) salvage operation, spending over 1000 hours in the water.’


 
MICOPERI
Fabio Bartolotti

‘We wanted something not too expensive but could handle the technology, work in confined spaces and get going quickly.’


 
LONG BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT
Stan Jackson

‘We wanted something not too expensive but could handle the technology, work in confined spaces and get going quickly.’


 
LONG BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT
Stan Jackson

‘Its creative design means we can push the limits.’


 
CITY UNIVERSITY NEW YORK
Dr David Gruber

‘Its creative design means we can push the limits.’


 
CITY UNIVERSITY NEW YORK
Dr David Gruber
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