helix 25

HELIX 25 has an open center bay for payload deployment through the rover or a versatile flat top deck. HELIX 25 was designed primarily for bathymetric surveys, although with its flat deck or open payload bay, it is truly a multi-purpose vehicle.  HELIX 25 comfortably carries a 25 kg payload while maintaining buoyancy on open water. It has the torque and maneuverability to drive on hard ground, up small embankments, through mud or snow.

Features

Customizable payloads – the payload bay of the HELIX allows for sensors and samplers to be mounted directly onto the rover, either in the middle of the rover or on the ends. Power and communication to an on board computer are available.

  • Patented Amphibious Scroll Drive – four individually driven scrolls, which act either as screw propellers or as wheels, depending on the situation.
  • Telemetry – ongoing communication between the rover and the operator 
  • Way Point Navigation – HELIX can follow a pre-defined set of GPS coordinates 
  • Electric drive – permanent-magnet DC electric drive motors
  • Customizable payloads – the payload bay of the HELIX allows for sensors and samplers to be mounted directly onto the rover, either in the middle of the rover or on the ends. Power and communication to an on board computer are available.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Terrain Capabilities

    Water, rocky shore, sandy beach, mud, snow, ice, grass, marsh, swamp

  • Amphibious Platform with 25 kg Payload Capacity

    120 kg max GVW (80 kg empty)

    Pickup truck bed portable

    50” W x 50” L x 22” H (with antenna mast folded)

  • Water Range & Endurance

    10 km (6 hours) with base 1 kWh battery

    20 km (12 hours) with optional 2 kWh battery

    30 km (18 hours) with optional 3 kWh battery

  • Water Survey Speed

    0.5 m/s

  • Water Max Speed

    1.4 m/s

  • Flexible Payload Mounts

    Flat deck with approx 30” x 40” clear space

    200 W DC power supply (12 or 24 V) (Upgrades available)

    PoE WiFi link to ground station (2 km range)

    Custom payload configurations (contact us for a quote)

  • Ground Control Station

    GPS Waypoint Navigation

    Teleoperation with rugged industrial remote control (2 km range)

    Wireless telemetry (up to 15 km range)

    Open source ground station software (QGroundcontrol)

    Remote mission planning and control

    Optional ruggedized computer with software preinstalled

  • Operating Temperature Range

    -30 °C to 40 °C

  • GPS Accuracy

    3 m standard, up to 2.5 cm with RTK GPS optional kit

  • Charging Requirements

    100-240 VAC or 12-24 VDC power source