Cellula Robotics has announced that its Solus-XR XLUUV has commenced sea trials, marking a significant milestone in the development of its long-range, hydrogen fuel cell-powered autonomous underwater system. The Solus-XR XLUUV has been designed with a range of 5,000 kilometers and eliminates the need for auxiliary support vessels, making it suitable for challenging and remote environments, including Arctic sub-ice missions. The use of cutting-edge hydrogen fuel cell technology ensures sustainable operations with minimal ecological impact.
The initial sea trials will assess the vehicle’s performance and autonomy under real-world maritime conditions. The trials will be followed by planned demonstration missions in 2024, which aim to showcase the full capabilities of the Solus-XR XLUUV and its potential to revolutionize underwater security and operations.
The Solus-XR XLUUV holds the distinction of being the largest unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) ever developed in Canada, highlighting the nation’s prowess in advancing underwater technology. This achievement emphasizes Cellula Robotics’ commitment to innovation and sets the stage for a new era of XLUUVs.
The Solus-XR XLUUV platform is designed for long-range surveillance missions, operating independently or in fleets with inter-vehicle communications. It features a removable payload module, capable of carrying defense or commercial payloads, and is built using a reliable and cost-effective commercial AUV survey core architecture.
The Solus-XR XLUUV’s sea trials mark a defining moment in Cellula Robotics’ journey, demonstrating their dedication to excellence and paving the way for future advancements in unmanned underwater systems.
– Cellula Robotics press release