It feels like an amusement park ride‐except it's real. You're really driving around underwater, exploring.—
Trident can quickly scan large areas, but also maneuvers precisely in close quarters.
With speeds up to 2m/s, 3 to 4h run time and a maximum depth of 100m, Trident sets new standards for this class of ROVs.
Use your phone or tablet to control the drone and stream live video.
You can stream full HD video straight to your device from deep underwater. Excellent color rendition, great low-light performance, and industry-leading latency make Trident the vehicle of choice for capturing quality video.
Trident is compact enough to be carried in a backpack or tucked under an airplane seat and is tough enough to earn its keep in any professional setting.
Trident uses a wireless radio to communicate with the pilot’s phone or tablet, which greatly increases Trident's effective range. A Kevlar-reinforced and neutrally-buoyant tether makes handling and retrieving Trident easy.
The Trident Underwater Drone has a camera system specifically optimized for the underwater environment. Trident's advanced color correction algorithms allow you to see the underwater world with all its colors.
While piloting, you're always in control and have a live video feed of your underwater drone.
In October 2017 we sent one of our Trident Underwater Drone beta units to dive with Great White Sharks in Isla Guadalupe. Every year, these sharks congregate at this remote island off the coast of Mexico to feed on tuna and elephant seals.
Scientists are studying the behavior and population of the sharks. By using acoustic tags, satellite transmitters, and photo ID, they help to protect this shark hotspot. The use of underwater drones offers a new, safer, and less intrusive way to study the sharks and give insight into their behaviour without the direct presence of humans.
Ever wondered what it is like to be a sea lion and be part of their group?
Mitch and Dominik took one of our beta units of the Trident Underwater Drone on a trip with Shark Stewards to the Farallon Islands and got incredible footage of the sea lions swimming and checking out Trident.
What lies below the ocean surface?
This is footage from a night dive at Isla Guadalupe, Mexico. Trident was diving to about 95m/310ft to see what most probably no human eye ever saw. Isla Guadalupe, famous for its Great White Sharks obviously has a lot more to offer!
Diving in the Galapagos, 30m under the boat and the locals come and say hi!
Bacalao Grouper, Razor Surgeonfish, and a curious Galapagos Shark, all come and say hi to Trident!
Blue whales - the largest animals on earth at up to 30m (100ft) and weighing up to 70 tons or more. These gentle giants approached Trident and continued on their path undisturbed.
Trident is just the beginning. It’s easy to use, but can also be extended to include custom sensors or add-ons depending on your specific use. Add-ons are attached to our published and standard bolt pattern and interface with the main vehicle via WiFi.
Contact our team to learn how we can serve your needs.
|SIZE AND WEIGHT|
|EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS [L X W X H]||410 mm [16.14 in] X 205 mm [8.07 in] X 86 mm [3.37 in]|
|WEIGHT||3.40 kg [ballasted for freshwater], 3.485 kg [ballasted for seawater]|
|DEPTH RATING||100 m [328 ft]|
|MAXIMUM SPEED||2 m/s [3.89 kts / 7.2 kph / 4.47 mph]|
|BATTERY AND POWER|
|BATTERY ARCHITECTURE||3S4P Li-NMC 18650 cells with built-in PCM, UN 38.3 approved|
|CHARGE TIME||1.5 hr from 20% to 80%, 3 hr for 0% to 100%|
|NOMINAL RUN TIME||3 to 4 hrs under normal operation (using thrusters, lights, and actively piloting)|
|POWER CONSUMPTION||30 W nominal (10 W min, 180 W max)|
|CHARGER POWER REQUIREMENT||120 VAC or 240 VAC (no ground required)|
|INTERFACE AND COMMUNICATION|
|WiFi INTERFACE||802.11 b/g/n|
|SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS||Works on a modern Android (minimum 5.1) device through the OpenROV App.|
|VEHICLE PAYLOAD DATA INTERFACE||WiFi|
|OPERATING WATER TEMPERATURE RATING||-2°C to 40°C|
|STORAGE TEMPERATURE||0°C to 25°C|
|CHEMICAL RESISTANCE||Seawater, Diluted Chlorine|
|RESOLUTION||1080p @ 30 fps, recorded|
|VIDEO LATENCY||Very low latency (~120 ms)|
|FEATURES||Excellent color rendition and high dynamic range, opmized for low light and underwater. High field-of-view. Sapphire window to protect against scratches.|
|NUMBER||3 forward facing LEDs on each side|
|AVAILABLE LENGTHS||25 m, 100 m|
|MAXIMUM OPERATIONAL LENGTH||150 m|
|BREAKING STRENGTH||100 kg, Kevlar reinforced|
|BUOYANCY||Neutrally buoyant in freshwater, slightly positive in seawater|
|FEATURES||High visibility yellow with wear-resistant polyurethane jacket|
|NAVIGATION||3-axis magnetometer, 3-axis gyro, 3-axis accelerometer, cm-resolution depth sensor|
|OTHER||Internal barometer, battery usage|