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Seaeye Lynx

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Seaeye Lynx Features:

  • Max operating depth: 1500 metres
  • Four simultaneous video channels
  • Fibre optic video transmission
  • 34 Kg (74 lb) payload
  • Seaeye brushless DC thrusters with velocity feedback control
  • Auto heading and depth with auto altitude option
  • Zoom/Focus camera interface
  • Hydraulic manipulator interface
  • Tooling skid options
  • Fully interfaced for survey sensors
  • 3 phase power outlet option
  • Dual channel variable intensity lights
  • 15 inch Video Monitor
  • Integral Comprehensive Video Overlay
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The Seaeye Lynx is a development of the successful Seaeye Puma but in a larger frame to provide improved water flow through the vectored and vertical thrusters. So successful has been this modification that the performance of the Seaeye Lynx matches that of the smaller and lighter Seaeye Tiger observation ROV.

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Seaeye Lynx inspecting a subsea template
Photographs courtesy of Stolt Offshore, Norway

Seaeye Lynx is a 1500msw rated fully integrated inspection tool with a powerful performance envelope and a high payload for a vehicle of this size. The vehicle is powered by 6 off Seaeye brushless DC thruster units, which are proven worldwide. The system is designed to operate free swimming or in conjunction with a Seaeye Type 8 Tether Management System (TMS), which provides a 200 metre excursion radius. The system has various useful options such as a 440vac 3-phase outlet for powering water jetting equipment and the capacity to fit standard or custom work-skid packages fixed to the underside of the vehicle.

Specifications Seaeye Lynx
Depth rating 1500 msw
Length 1230 mm
Height 605 mm
Width 815 mm
Launch weight 200 kg
Forward speed 3 knots
Thrust forward 66 kgf
Thrust Lateral 47 kgf
Thrust Vertical 43 kgf
Payload 34 kg

Lynx fitted with a water-jetting skid
Lynx fitted with a water-jetting skid

All Seaeye ROVs feature brushless DC thrusters, which, apart from having the greatest power density, have integrated drive electronics with velocity feedback for precise and rapid thrust control. These thrusters are interfaced to a fast PID control system along with a solid-state rate gyro for enhanced azimuth stability. These essential building blocks enable Saab Seaeye to provide superior control and response from their powerful ROVs, setting them apart from the competition.

Six Seaeye SM4M brushless DC thrusters propel Seaeye Lynx. The Thruster configuration is four vectored horizontal units and two vertical units providing full three-dimensional control.

100% modular chassis manufactured in polypropylene. This extremely rugged material is totally maintenance free, non-corroding and self-supporting in seawater. Additional equipment may be bolted directly onto the chassis members. The Seaeye Lynx Chassis is designed to accommodate a range of standard or custom under slung tooling Skids

Pressure Housings
All pressure housings are machined from 6082 marine grade aluminium and hard anodised black. The electronics pod has water and vacuum alarms fitted, which appear on the video overlay in the un-likely event of such an alarm.

Seaeye 316 SS metal shell connectors are generally used throughout.

Syntactic foam in a single moulded shape with apertures provided for sonar, Xenon strobe and tracking transponders.

Control System
16 bit digital system providing easy interfacing to ancillary equipment by the operator. The Seaeye comprehensive video overlay is fitted as standard providing digital and analogue compass rose, tilt icon, date time group, depth (imperial or metric), CP value, TMS tether cable pay out counter, plus pre-titled and free text pages and an electronic QWERTY keyboard. Vehicle data may be exported to clients Survey or Navigation computer via the Seaeye telemetry monitor unit, which is supplied as part of the standard spares kit.

Sensitive flux-gate compass unit with solid state rate sensor for enhanced azimuth stability.

Accuracy 1
Resolution 0.351
Up-date rate 200 mS

Depth Sensor
Electronic unit in its own separate housing. Accuracy 0.1% of fsd.

Full automatic pilot is provided for depth and heading.

Tilt System
A video camera tilt platform is fitted as standard. The proportional tilt feedback potentiometer provides an accurate tilt angle, which is displayed, on the video overlay system.

Two individually controlled lighting channels. Each channel has its own brilliance control on the pilots HCU. A total of 600 watts of lighting is fitted as standard. Each lamp unit is individually fused to facilitate easier maintenance in the event of a lamp bulb failure.

LED lights providing exceptional illumination and durability are available.

Video System
The standard video system allows for four video channels being multiplexed onto two fibres to the surface junction box, where they are converted back to electrical signals on coaxial cables to the system monitors.
If the fourth channel is not required then this may be used for the digital stills camera control, if fitted. A zoom and focus control facility is also fitted as standard.

Surface Control Unit
Contains all vehicle system surface control electronics, TMS control and surface outlets for ancillary equipment. This unit is a 19" rack mountable and is supplied in its own case.

Surface Control Unit
Dimensions   Height 265 mm
Width 484 mm

500 mm

Weight 20 kg
Surface Control Unit  

Pilots Hand Control Unit
A small remote hand control unit containing all system controls. This unit is supplied on a 5 metre 'flying' lead.

Hand Controller Unit
Dimensions   Height 190 mm
Width 300 mm

150 mm

Weight 2.5 kg
Hand Controller Unit  

Surface Power Supply Unit
Supplies all power requirements for the vehicle system. Line Insulation Monitors (LIM's) are fitted to both the AC and DC power components for system safety and monitoring purposes. Requires a three phase AC input of between 380vac and 480vac at 12kva.

Dimensions Height 1300 mm
Width 600 mm

470 mm

Weight 229.5 kg
Electrical Input Three phase
50 / 60 Hz
380 - 480 VAC
at 12 kVA
Power Supply Unit

Tooling Skids

Standard tooling skids have been designed to bolt directly under the Lynx ROV. This operation takes only a few minutes. Seaeye are happy to design other skids to suit your particular requirements. The Seaeye Type 5 TMS with its adjustable garage entry height can accommodate Lynx fitted with these skids.

5 Function manipulator skid   Flooded Member Detection (FMD) tool orientation skid   Water-jetting tooling skid
Lynx Manipulator Skid   Lynx FMD Orientation Tool Skid   Lynx Water Jet Skid

Tether Management System

The recommended Seaeye TMS for Lynx is the Type 8 TMS with a capacity of 250 metres of 17 mm diameter tether. The Seaeye Type 8 TMS has an adjustable garage entry height and can accommodate a Lynx fitted with the above skids.

Type 8 TMS with Lynx and manipulator skid
Type 8 TMS with Lynx and manipulator skid

Launch and recovery system (LARS)
Seaeye can provide a fully integrated 'A' Frame or marine articulated crane, lift winch , HPU and gravity base LARS to deploy and recovery the Lynx system with its TMS

Seaeye A-Frame LARS

Seaeye Control Cabins
Seaeye Control Cabins can be provided for safe area operations or rated for hazardous Zone 2 operations. Custom layouts can be provided.

Control Cabins - Safe area or zone 2 rated Layout to suit your specification
Control Cabins - Safe area or zone 2 rated Layout to suit your specification

Summary of available Options

  • Launch & deployment system. (Safe Area or Zone 2 rated )
  • Zone 2 or Safe Area of operation ROV control cabin
  • Tether Management System Type 8
  • TMS Camera & Light
  • Scanning Sonar system
  • Dual Head Profiler System
  • Bathymetric System
  • CP probe. (Contact or proximity.)
  • Multi-function manipulator or Manipulator Skid
  • FMD Tool Orientation Skid
  • Custom Tooling Skids
  • 2.5kw 440vac 3 phase outlet
  • Seaeye Pan & Tilt Unit. Industry Standard Cameras
  • Surface Unit Video Suite (Recorders and additional Monitors)
  • Video Matrix Switcher
  • Spares kit
  • Technical training
  • Specialist configurations to suit client requirements