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Seaeye Leopard
 

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The Seaeye Leopard is designed to offer operators an exceptionally powerful electric work class ROV in a compact chassis. Developed from the highly successful Panther XT-Plus, the Seaeye Leopard produces an impressive half tonne of forward thrust, with fifty percent more payload, three times the tooling power and double the depth rating, whilst maintaining the same deck footprint.

Equipped with Seaeye's iCON™ intelligent control system, this 2000/3000m work ROV benefits from 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.

Capable of accommodating Schilling Orion or Hydro-Lek heavy duty manipulators, as well as a wide range of work class sensors and interchangeable tooling equipment, the Seaeye Leopard is ideally suited to work tasks including drill support, pipeline survey, exploration, salvage, cleaning and deep water IRM.

THE VEHICLE

Chassis
The extremely rugged polypropylene and stainless steel chassis has been designed to maximise free water flow through the ROV. Materials and design are balanced to create an incredibly lightweight chassis, maximising strength and stiffness to support a 1Te through frame lift capability for tooling skids and rigid mountings for manipulators, TDUs, tools and sensors.

Buoyancy
Buoyancy is derived from syntactic foam blocks finished with a tough polyurethane skin. The buoyancy modules contain apertures for vertical thrusters and the main system lift point.

Seaeye Thruster SM9

Propulsion
Propulsion is delivered by 7 or 11 vectored SM9 500v brushless DC thrusters providing 6-axis control. This provides for active vehicle stability allowing much greater thrust to be introduced into the chassis. The thrust vectoring algorithm can also accommodate multiple damaged thrusters whilst retaining normal flying characteristics.


Seaeye high-torque pan & tilt unit

Pan & Tilt Platform
The robust high-torque pan & tilt unit can accept two cameras and lights. The pan & tilt angles are displayed graphically. An additional tilt platform can be added if required.


Lighting
The Leopard is fitted with six long-life LED lights (on four individually controlled channels). They provide excellent illumination with very low power consumption and are very robust.

Seaeye Leopard with Electronics Pod Unit

Electronics Pod
The vehicle's watertight electronics pod is manufactured from machined 6082 marine grade aluminium.The pod is fitted with leak, humidity and temperature alarms.

For ease of access the pod is designed to slide out of the vehicle chassis using a rack assembly fitted to the vehicle side.

One end of the pod houses the power switches and control hub for the core ROV functions, while the other is a configurable power and data hub for client use. 24V, 110V and 220V supplies are available via multiple switched channels each having a software configurable/resettable 'fuse'.

Equipment Interfaces
A wide range of standard or custom interfaces are available, in particular for:
  • Cameras
  • Manipulators, boom arms, cutters
  • CP probe
  • Sonar systems (obstacle avoidance, side-scan, multibeam, profiling)
  • Scientific equipment (bathy, CTD, etc)
  • Emergency strobe
  • Tracking system
  • Tooling motor
  • Auxiliary connections (RS485/RS232/Ethernet)

Fibre Optic System
  • GigE - fibre mux for ROV control and data
  • 8 channel CWDM for 100% redundancy and 4 spare wavelengths
  • Standard client fibre mux provides up to:
    - 8 x composite video
    - 16 x RS232/485/422 data channels
    - 50 Mbs Ethernet
    - Additional client fibre mux options available e.g. Gig-E, HD video

Custom interfaces and configurations can be provided.


4.5 kW Brushless DC HPU
4.5 kW Brushless DC HPU
Tooling
  • 4.5 kW Brushless DC 'clean' HPU for manipulators
  • 4.5 kW Brushless DC water jet, or tooling brush motor option
  • 3-phase 15 kW (20 HP) 'dirty pack' HPU providing 30 l/min @ 210 Bar, mounted on removable tray with dedicated compensator and filter for other tooling options
  • Schilling 7 and 4 function manipulators (2 x 7 function option), or Hydro-Lek HD manipulators
  • Vehicle can lift and remain level lifting 50 kg in 7 function arm at full reach (1.5m)


iCOM Intelligent Control by SAAB Seaeye



At the heart of the Leopard is iCON™,
Saab Seaeye's revolutionary intelligent
control and power distribution system.



ROV/AUV Control
  • Advanced six degrees of freedom control system maximising vehicle performance
  • Flexible PC based human machine interface using touchscreens, joysticks and switch panels
  • Simple power and serial data connectivity to all system devices
  • Flexible/upgradeable system architecture
  • Detailed diagnostics and logging of data from within system devices
  • Fault tolerant, automatically adapting in the event of device damage or failure

Power Distribution
  • Remote controlled surface and subsea power supplies with power and isolation monitoring
  • Fully switchable power outputs with programmable overcurrent, voltage and earth leakage

Navigation
  • Advanced vehicle autopilots for heading, depth, pitch/roll and altitude
  • Station keeping, cruise, transit and standoff control options
  • Software interfaces for additional 3rd party sensors to augment vehicle navigation and control
  • Adaptive autonomous vehicle mission software, using real-world data triggers

Maintenance Management System
  • Maintenance planning, scheduling and reporting
  • Built-in graphical maintenance instructions with parts, tools, safety and skill requirements
  • System, spares, tools and consumables inventory
  • Web based remote access option

Seaeye Leopard Specifications

Seaeye Leopard Specifications
Specifications Seaeye Leopard
Depth Rating 2000/3000 msw (deeper options available)
Length 2150 mm
Height 1174 mm
Width 1160 mm
Launch Weight < 1200 kg
Forward Speed > 3.5 knots
Thrust Forward 493 kgf
Thrust Lateral 377 kgf
Thrust Vertical 225 kgf
Payload 205 kg (105 kg after manipulators fitted)
 

OPTIONS, TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES


Seaeye 4.5 KW MANIPULATOR HPU
 
Hydro-Lek Manipulators
4.5 KW MANIPULATOR HPU   HYDRO-LEK MANIPULATORS
   
Seaeye SCHILLING ORION MANIPULATORS   Seaeye 15 KW TOOLING HPU
SCHILLING ORION MANIPULATORS   15 KW TOOLING HPU
   
Seaeye ROTARY DISC CUTTER   Seaeye ANVIL CABLE CUTTER   Seaeye ZIP JET PUMP
ROTARY DISC CUTTER   ANVIL CABLE CUTTER   ZIP JET PUMP
   
Seaeye MULTIBEAM SONARS   Seaeye HOT STABS   Seaeye STANLEY GRINDER
MULTIBEAM SONARS   HOT STABS   STANLEY GRINDER

Seaeye WATER JET
 
Seaeye PIPELINE SURVEY WHEELED SKID WITH BOOM ARMS
WATER JET   PIPELINE SURVEY WHEELED SKID WITH BOOM ARMS
   
Seaeye OTHER CUSTOM TOOL SKIDS AVAILABLE   Seaeye TORQUE TOOLS
OTHER CUSTOM TOOL SKIDS AVAILABLE   TORQUE TOOLS

SPECIFICATIONS MAY CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE