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SEABER YUCO - eDNA

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YUCO – eDNA

YUCO-eDNA is equipped with an eDNA filter for collecting environmental samples to identify various living beings that live in or have passed through the sampled environment.. This is a non-invasive biodiversity monitoring technique for natural environments and species. It comes with a DVL, to compensate current drift, improve positioning and keep altitude from the sea floor.

Check out a recent poster we presented at the 3rd National eDNA Workshop at Johns Hopkins APL on June 3rd, 2024:
SEABER-YUCO-eDNA-sampler-micro-UUV-May-2024

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YUCO-eDNA is a micro-AUV with a watertight system that allows you to pump water without contamination through an e-DNA filtering system.

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  1. Start key and charging port
  2. Mast (UHF radio communication, GNSS antenna and status LEDs)
  3. eDNA kit (peristaltic pump and filter)
  4. Strainer tube to stop large cells from entering
  5. Nose (wet part for buoyancy foam and payloads)
  6. DVL (Doppler Velocity Logger)
  7. Sealed dry body section which contains Lithium-Ion battery and electronics
  8. Fins
  9. Propulsion Thruster
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Technical features

Length 110 cm
Body Diameter 12 cm
Weight in Air 10 kg
Depth Rating 300 m
Speed 2 to 6 knots
Endurance 10 hours @ 3 knots / 6 hours @ 4 knots (with Li-Ion battery)
Navigation Accuracy ±2% of distance travelled
Energy Rechargeable 600Wh/14.8V Li-Ion
Battery Charger 100 to 240 VAC 50 to 60 Hz
Programming Interface SEAPLAN software by SEABER
Surface Communication LoRa UHF point-to-point communication with SEACOMM device For YUCO status messages and orders 868Mhz frequency range (depends on region)
Accessories Rugged transport case Spare parts and tools in waterproof bag

Sensors

Model Waterlinked A50
Frequency 1 MHz
Beam Angle 22.5 degrees
Ping Rate 4-26 Hz
Max Altitude 50 meters
Max Velocity 3.75 m/s
Velocity Resolution 0.1 mm/s

Specifications

Equipment Filter + system to pump and measure the filtered flow.
Pumping Method Activation or non-activation of pumping according to mission steps, with pumping speed adjustment between 0 and 0.75 L/min. Pumping system with the AUV, including a sealed motor and a flowmeter (in option).
Filter System Single-use filter system including Spygen filter and sterilized tubes.
Use Changing the filter assembly is made easier by a notch with a cover giving direct access to the components to be changed.
Data Flow data (if flowmeter option) recorded and extracted in the mission report.

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