Specification

The Spyfish System is an STV (submarine Television Vehicle) intended for leisure use. It contains a number of components which connect together in the Spyfish proprietary manner. Standard interfaces are supplied for TV output and PC connection as specified.

1 Fish
Specifications
Note
Min
Typ
Max
Unit
Weight (including power pack)
 
 
11
 
kg
Height
 
 
310
 
mm
Width
 
 
500
 
mm
Length
 
 
620
 
mm
Consumption
 
20
 
300
W
Camera Pan angle
1
-60
0
+60
degrees
Camera Tilt angle
1
-50
0
+50
degrees
Front camera diagonal view angle
 
 
80
 
degrees
Top camera diagonal view angle
 
 
65
 
degrees
Horizontal thrust (2 thrusters)
 
 
50
 
N
Vertical thrust
 
 
25
 
N
Forward Velocity
 
 
 
1.4
m/s
Backwards Velocity
 
 
 
0.9
m/s
Vertical Velocity - up
2
 
 
0.25
m/s
Vertical Velocity -down
2
 
 
0.25
m/s
Max drop height
3
 
 
650
mm
Cable attachment load
 
 
300
 
N
Total light output
 
 
1200
 
lumens
Operating/Storage Pressure
 
-0.5
 
20
bar
Storage temperature
 
-20
 
70
deg C
Operating temperature
 
-5
 
40
deg C
The Fish contains the following instruments
Pressure transducer  
-30
 
+30
bar
Compass
 continuous
 
Hydrophone sensitivity  
 
100
 
micro Pascal

2 Power Pack
Specifications
Note
Min
Typ
Max
Unit
Capacity
 
160
 
 
W-hr
Charge time
4
130
150
 
minutes
Operational duration
5
0'40
 
7’0
hr'minutes
Operating/Storage Pressure  
-0.5
 
20
bar
Storage temperature  
-20
 
60
deg C
Operating temperature  
-5
 
40
deg C
Weight  
 
2.9
 
kg

3 Cable
Specifications
Note
Min
Typ
Max
Unit
Length
 6
50 
250
m
Weight
 
 
20
 
g/m
Tensile Strength
7
1000
 
 
H
Relative Density
 
0.98
 
1.00
 

4 Topside Box
Specifications
Note
Min
Typ
Max
Unit
Weight
 
 
3.5
 
kg
Height
 
 
179
 
mm
Width
 
 
178
 
mm
Length
 
 
178
 
mm
Operating/Storage Pressure
 
-0.5
 
1
bar
Storage temperature
 
-20
 
60
degrees
Operating temperature
 
-5
 
40
degrees
Charge time
 
 2'0
2'30
 
hr'minutes
Operational duration
 
 
5'30
 
hr'minutes
Operational duration
 
 
2'30
 
hr'minutes
Monitor power voltage
 
 11.5
12
12.5
Volts
Monitor Current
 
 
 
2.5
amps
Music file storage
 
 
 
80
Mbytes
The Topside Box uses standard PAL or NTSC (specified at purchase) for TV output and USB 1.1 (master) to interface to computer systems.

5 Hand Controller
Specifications
Note
Min
Typ
Max
Unit
Weight
 
 
0.21
 
kg
Height
 
 
64
 
mm
Width
 
 
66
 
mm
Length
 
 
240
 
mm
Operating/Storage Pressure
 
-0.5
 
1
bar
Storage temperature
 
-20
 
60
degrees
Operating temperature
 
-5
 
40
degrees
Operational duration
10 
 
15
 
hr
Transmit frequency (USA)
 
 
913
 
MHz
Transmit frequency (Europe)
 
 
 869
 
MHz
Transmit power
 
 
 25
 
mQ

Notes
1. Front camera only. Top camera is fixed
2. Using vertical thrusters only. Faster ascent and descent with horizontal thrusters operating simultaneously. Speed depends on conditions
3. Onto rock. Cosmetic damage but operational survival
4. From flat
5. Minimum indicates duration at full thrusters power and maximum at no thrusters power
6. This is the electrical maximum specification. Cable is supplied in 50m and 150m lengths only
7. Assumes no crushing of the jacket
8. Without monitor
9. With 25W monitor
10. The power is turned off if no button pressed for 10 minutes. Duration represents continuous usage without invoking this feature