Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs)
UUVs come in many different sizes. For example, small vehicles can be used for mine neutralisation. These require a battery to power their onboard video and sonar equipment, allowing them to be operated via fibre optic cables and be guided to a potential "target" (mine). The battery solution is required to deliver the longest possible mission time and manoeuvrability within the space constraints of the UUV and to retain sufficient charge over long periods of time to guarantee completion of their mission.
On the other hand, large survey UUVs require a much larger energy storage system to provide both larger energy storage system and payload power. A typical large UUV battery may require in excess of 22kWh of stored energy. For this type of requirement ABSL’s modular design approach provides the ideal power system solution, enabling the use of COTs components, fast development time, reduced qualification costs and ease of maintenance.