The Hydroid LARS is designed to function off the stern or midship of a vessel and is field proven with the REMUS 600 and REMUS 6000 AUVs. The self-contained LARS can extend the operational weather window of the AUV by allowing launch and recovery in sea states up to Sea State 5 while retaining the flexibility to operate from any vessel of opportunity. When mounted on the stern of a ship, the LARS has a 5.5 ft. x 10 ft. footprint, and requires less than 15 horsepower when operational.
Certain Hydroid AUVs can be configured with autonomous docking capability. The systems include: