Portable Underwater Mapping, Research, Inspection and Reconnaissance
Unique Wing Design
The V-Wing creates a hydrodynamic flow over its unique wing design to produce a depressive force that pulls down many times its own mass (typically a 5:1 lift-to-drag ratio). The V-Wing’s unique dihedral wing design enables rapid descent, submerges to unlimited depths, stability during operations, and minimal drag.
Reduce Potential Failure
By eliminating the need for motorized propulsion, V-Wing reduces potential points of failure, product weight, and component costs.
The V-Wing’s self-contained towed body also provides the flexibility to mount a variety of marine technologies for commercial and government applications.
A moving command ship can receive real-time transmissions from V-Wing via a connected cable. Operators control V-Wing’s set depth based on the length of cable in the water and boat speed. To simplify operations, a software program helps operators determine appropriate V-Wing depth.
Dimensions and Weight
|V 460||460 mm (18 in)||510 mm (20 in)||150 mm (6 in)||8 kg (18 lbs)|
|V 600||610 mm (24 in)||710 mm (28 in)||200 mm (8 in)||11 kg (25 lbs)|
|V 760||760 mm (30 in)||890 mm (35 in)||250 mm (10 in)||16 kg (35 lbs)|
|V 914||914 mm (36 in)||1092 mm (43 in)||483 mm (19 in)||64 kg (140 lbs)|
|V 1220||1220 mm (48 in)||1420 mm (56 in)||838 mm (33 in)||58 kg (126 lbs)|
Speed, Lift-to-Drag Comparisons
|Model||2 Knots||4 Knots||6 Knots||8 Knots|
|V 460||Lift (lbs)||22||52||86||131|
|V 600||Lift (lbs)||30||80||135||211|
|V 760||Lift (lbs)||103||207||311||456|
|V 914||Lift (lbs)||135||215||433||760|
|V 1220||Lift (lbs)||195||390||645||869|