mKurs by K2sea

Uncrewed Autonomous Surface Vessel for professional use

mKurs is a compact, very versatile, small unmanned survface vessel, with surprisingly high seaworthiness for its dimensions, prepared to conduct various types of surveys on the water, in particular bathymetric measurements. Its design allows the installation of various measuring devices, including multi-beam echo sounders. Its excellent shape stability guarantees high quality of measurement work results.

Propulsion and equipment designed for your purpose

All-electric propulsion allows the unit to be used in quiet zones and reduces the carbon footprint of its operations. Small size guarantees easy transport of the unit and allows launching in any place, even with difficult access.

mKurs is equipped with two efficient electric motors with propellers enclosed in Kort nozzles, ensuring high maneuverability and independent power sources for the vessel’s key systems. The hull is divided into three separate watertight compartments, which increases the safety of the unit and gives various possibilities of arranging measuring equipment. We adapt the under-hull gondola to the assembly of measuring devices according to the customer’s order.

Easy, comfortable and safe operation of the unit is ensured by navigation lights and additional position lighting, as well as a camera with high image quality, even in unfavorable lighting conditions. mKurs is equipped with independent emergency stop systems, both remote and physical, increasing the safety of both the unit itself and its surroundings.

Autonomy in the mission conduct

mKurs can be controlled in manual mode from radio controller and follow the pre-planned route independently in automatic mode, using high-precision GPS/GNSS RTK positioning.

The mKurs control system enables integration with many types of hydrographic data acquisition software. See how simple a bathymetric survey becomes after integration with NORBIT DCT software. Now you can enjoy excellent quality bathymetric data when your unmanned unit conducts the survey autonomously.

Technical specification of mKurs 1.6

Hull’s length1.60 m
Length Over All 1.85 m
Max. beam 0.80 m
Draught incl. engines 0.40 m
Max. draughtdepending on the type of payload underhull
Propulsion 2 electric engines
Max. speed5.0 kn
Survey speed3.0 kn with multi beam echosounder
Autonomy Speed-depending, min. 6 h
PositioningGNSS with optional RTK
Power supplyLi-Ion batteries, independent for crucial subsystems
Communication433 MHz; 2.4 GHz; GSM, optional Internet LTE
Control optionsmanual, automatic waypoint tracking, adaptive automatic route planning based on MBES swath width (optional with chosen software), virtual anchor.
Standard equipmentnavigation lights, warning lights, horn, GNSS antennas mount, communication antennas, IP camera
country of manufacturePoland, EU

mKurs will allow you to successfully conduct measurement work in water areas where the use of a standard crewed vessel is impossible or ineffective. Find out more by contacting us!