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Fully Integrated Imaging Payload for Small AUVs Released by Arctic Rays

Arctic Rays, LLC has released Swordfish, a fully integrated, geo-referenced, still and video imaging system payload for small AUVs.

Swordfish comes standard with a 12.3 MP camera, high-output LEDs producing 60,000 lm (strobe) or 6,000 lm dimmable (continuous), on-board CPU and a 512 GB solid-state data drive.

Still images can be captured at 12.3 MP at a rate of 4 Hz. Video can be captured at 720p HD @ 60fps, 1080p FHD @ 30fps, or 4K UHD @ 10 fps.

Swordfish is easily scalable to fit any AUV and customizable per user requests. For example, it can be customized for real-time machine vision tasks, outfitted with higher resolution cameras, and the LED lights can be separated and located anywhere along the body of the AUV.

For a full spec sheet or more information, visit www.arcticrays.com or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Arctic Rays LLC:

Arctic Rays LLC is an underwater technology specialist with over 20+ years’ experience in the design and manufacture of deep-sea lighting and imaging products specifically for use on AUVs, ROVs and Manned Submersibles. Designs feature the smallest possible size and lowest power consumption available, while providing or exceeding the high quality and performance expected from the industry.

Working closely with our customers from scientists and movie producers, to military and energy explorers, we ensure our products meet the demands of the project and work flawlessly.

Our products are, and have been used on the WHOI REMUS vehicles, Triton Submarines, and other platforms, and by organizations such as the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, L3Harris, OceanX, the BBC, NHK and Florida State University.

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