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Welcome to the project website of the Underwater Reconnaissance UAV!

The Underwater Reconnaissance UAV is a student project in which we design and build an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) which carries a sonar device to open water. Being equipped with sonar, the UAV can measure water depth, “listen” for activities and localize objects underwater.

CAD model of the UAV
CAD model of the UAV


Integrating sonar into a small airborne system allows us to very quickly and inexpensively access locations like shallow and obstructed sites which are difficult to access by conventional means. Our concept utilises a small fixed wing aircraft as the carrier for the sonar device. We design for harsh flight conditions and a large range. The system features:

  • Lightweight design
  • High robustness and reliable systems
  • Operational in rough weather conditions
  • Vertical take-off from water

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