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Seabotix Rugged, Capable, Compact ROV's.

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300 meters / 1000 ftl
16 kg
205 kg / 451 lbs
1016 mm / 40 inches
609 mm / 24 inches
508 mm / 20 inches

The Seaeye Falcon F2 is an upgraded configuration of the standard Falcon incorporating subsea and surface fibre optic multiplexers and an upgraded umbilical for the transmission of both video and data over fibre optics between the surface and the vehicle.

The Benefits of these Falcon F2's Upgrades include:

  • 14mm Low Drag twin pass Fibre Optic Umbilical
  • Spare Fibre Optic pass
  • 2 x RS 485 and 4 x RS 232 bi directional channels
  • 3 Simultaneous Video Channels
  • Extended ROV excursions to 1100m / 3610 ft

Falcon Specifications:

-Forward - 50kgf
-Lateral - 28kgf
-Vertical - 13kgf


-3 knots
-Brushless DC Thruster Type: MCT 1
-Adjustable Power Settings - Yes

Auto Functions:

-Heading - Yes
-Depth - Yes
-Altitude - Option

Camera Mounting:

-Tilt Platform - Yes
-Pan and Tilt - No


-Dimmable fused lights - 2
-Total Power - 150Watts
-Lighting Control Channels - 1
-Typical Manipulator Fit - 1F grab or 4F



F A L C O N     C H A R A C T E R I S T I C S

-The Falcon F2 configuration was first developed to meet an operational requirement to extend the maximum length of Falcon umbilical from 500 metres to 1100m (3610 ft) for deep penetration tunnel inspections. For this particular application the client needed 3 simultaneous video channels and additional bandwidth to accommodate data for an inertial navigation system and survey sensors including sector scanning and profiling sonars installed in an under-slung survey/navigation skid.

In order to keep the umbilical diameter to the minimum and accommodate the increased volume of data to be transmitted, it was necessary to use fibre optics for the data and video.

The additional bandwidth available in the Falcon F2 also makes this the ideal configuration for the highest quality camera systems including HDTV and 3 CCD broadcast quality cameras.

With 16 kg payload and 50kg of bollard pull, the F2 is easily capable of carrying a dedicated navigation and survey skid while overcoming the large drag forces encountered when using a very long umbilical.

Typical survey sensors that are used in this type of application are profiling sonars, sector scanning sonars and a Digiquartz depth sensor as well as video recording.

For the most accurate positioning information a full inertial navigation and mapping system can be provided installed in an under-slung skid. Accelerometers are combined with Ring Laser Gyro (RLG) technology to produce accurate positional data from a known reference point. Doppler Velocity Logs (DVL) can also be integrated to improve accuracy and reduce the effects of drift.

The complete system allows comprehensive surveys of wet tunnels, easily integrating profiling sonar and other sensor data into the 'electronic' survey report.


We try to provide the most up to date, recent specifications on these ROV systems. However, ROV system specifications are changing all the time, so please double check with the manufacturer to insure the specifications are correct before making a decision in using or purchasing these systems.


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