Iver2-580-S  Standard AUV

Reliable, Rugged, Lightweight, Simple to Operate, 1 man portable, AUV for near coastal survey operations

Iver2 AUV Brochure


The standard Iver2 vehicle is a revolutionary, commercial design for AUVs. OceanServer has devoted the last 8 years to building a new class of rugged and reliable vehicles starting around $50,000 USD. These modern vehicles are designed for everyday use, minimal downtime and mission planning in just minutes. Iver vehicles are used by customers around the world in both salt and fresh water for a variety of uses including bathometry, environmental monitoring, search and recovery, surveys and general data collection. Common payloads include sidescan or multi-beam sonar, acoustic current profiling and video imaging.

Sending a vehicle underwater presents a long list of unforeseen challenges to operators. The Iver platform has years of daily testing and multiple layers of safety built in to insure your mission is successfully completed and data protected. OceanServer offers innovative options such as our emergency tow float (patent pending) that will independently blow an airbag under user defined conditions.


Proven Reliability - The Iver2 vehicles have been in daily operation for over 7 years and we shipped  our 150th vehicle in 2011. Many of the parts such as the fin shafts and seals are field replaceable in minutes.

Ease of Operation - The graphical mission planner (VectorMap) and simple interface to the vehicle controls enable rapid planning and execution of missions. A single operator can shore launch a vehicle and start a mission in minutes. When a mission is complete the vehicle will station keep at a user selected park point for hours if required. A joy stick interface is also offered for users to manually drive the vehicle to shore.

Ease of Deployment
 - The Iver2 family of vehicles are light weight (require no special deployment equipment) and can be shipped overnight on standard air freight and are not DOT class 9 controlled like most other AUVs.
Iver2-580-s Specifications:

Hull Diameter:   14.7 cm (5.8 in)
Hull Material: Carbon Fibre Tube
Vehicle Length 127cm (50 in) *Note: some options add length
Weight in air: 19kg (42 lbs) *Note: some options add weight
Trim Weight: 1.2 kg (2.6 lbs)
Maximum Operating Depth: 100 m (328 ft)
Energy: 600 watt/hours, Li-Ion battery system, unique design enables compliance for non-hazardous goods shipping
Endurance: ~ up to 14 hours @ 2.5 kts
Propulsion: Direct drive DC brushless motor, corted and protected propellers.
Control: 4 independent fin control surfaces, yaw, pitch and active roll correction. *Fins are user replaceable and come in large and small.
Command/control: 802.11n battery powered Wi-Fi AP to move missions to the vehicle, start missions (remote desktop) and copy data back to shore while vehicle is parked in the water. Optional long-range 2.4 GHz, touch screen remote controller with built in GPS.
Navigation: Dead Reckoning basic, optional integrated DVL for active navigation. Patented underwater GPS system option in the future.
Navigation Accuracy: Typical average 0.5% of distance traveled (additional information Link)
Integrated Sensors: Depth (pressure), Altimeter (acoustic), 3 Axis Digital Compass, leak detectors
Optional Sensors: DVL 4, 6 and 10 beam options, Iridium Modem, and more
Processor: Intel ATOM 1.6Ghz, User backseat driver CPU (second Intel Atom). 
Disk Storage: options; 64GB to 128GB (Solid state), 80GB – 500GB (Rugged rotating)
Shipping: Unique power system design, vehicles are NOT hazardous goods and can be shipped by standard overnight carriers
Export Controls: Not ITAR controlled, export license required for some countries.

Frequently asked Questions

Q. What items ship with an Iver2 Vehicle?
A. Every Iver2 vehicle ships with a battery powered WiFi Access Point, Vector Map Mission Planning Software (which includes post mission data viewer) and the Iver2 AUV.

Q. What type of maps can I use to plan a mission?
A. Users can use a wide range of geo-referenced map sources.  This includes everything from pulling images down from the TerraServer to geoTIFF, S-57, ENC, RNC, MrSiD and many more. Vector map also allows you to overlay multiple map sources on the same mission and plan cooperative multiple vehicle missions.
Q. How difficult is it to plan a mission using Vector map?
A. Vector Map makes any mission simple to plan.  Users open a map source and simply click on the map source to create individual waypoints or generate entire lawn mower patterns in minutes. Mission time, latitude/longitude coordinates are all automatically generated and handled by Vector Map.

Q. What type of battery system does Iver2 AUV use for power?
A. Iver2 uses OceanServer’s Intelligent Battery and Power System (IBPS) that includes six Li-Ion rechargeable 95-Watt Hour battery packs (BA95HCL-L battery pack part number).  Information on how this system works can be found on www.ocean-server.com (click on download page). Regulated voltages are provided by two DC DC converters (DC123SR & DC2U-1V) also found on the above website.  Voltages available include 12V, 5V, 3.3V and 24V or 48V.

Q. How long can Iver2 operate?
A. The total battery system capacity when fully charged is 570-Watt Hours.  A standard base vehicle can run for approximately 14 plus hours at 2.5 knots.  Any increase or decrease to the system load will impact runtime.  There are options for more batteries and using OceanServer's very low power CPU.

Q. How long do the battery packs last?
A.  The battery system has a very long life, the packs can be charge up to 300 cycles and still maintain up to 80 percent of their original stated capacity.

Q. What is the approximate power consumption of the standard vehicle in operation?
A. The hotel load use about 15 Watts for everything excluding the propulsion motor. The motor uses between 20-100 Watts depending on speed (added options will change those numbers).

Q. How is Iver2 charged and how long does it take?
A. There is an input charge connector (accepts 18V) on the middle of the antenna.  It takes approximately 4-8 hours to fully charge the vehicle from empty to full (depending on the power supply used).  OceanServer offers a standard AC/DC power supply and has an option for a Vehicle power supply charging from 9V-28VDC.

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