- Turn any floatation platform into an autonomous surface vessel (ASV).
- This kit includes the electronics, propulsion system, and software needed to turn a foam-based surfboard, bodyboard, or standup paddleboard into an AMOS autonomous surface vessel.
- Please note that the surfboard pictured here is not included in the kit.
The AMOS Board kit is an affordable system for turning any floatation platform into an autonomous surface vessel (ASV). It is an ideal system for water sampling or surveying in shallow water with lots of vegetation, since it uses an aerial drone propeller for propulsion, allowing the boat to glide over any vegetation or obstructions beneath the surface of the water. The AMOS Board kit comes with 2 water-tight enclosures that are linked together for data and power communications. The front box has a visual camera in a water-tight housing that can be used for taking pictures or video, a wireless communications module, a temperature sensor, a 4-channel 16-bit analog to digital converter, a real-time clock, a GPS / RTK receiver board, an inertial module (AMOS-IMU includes triaxial accelerometers, magnetometers, and gyros) for orientation sensing, and a Raspberry Pi 3B+ computer for coordinating navigation, video, communications, and power monitoring. The back box comes with a solar charge controller and cables for a 12-volt 100 W solar panel, a Lithium Iron Phosphate 12 V, 10 AH battery, an electronic speed controller, a 10" drone propeller and motor, a survey grade antenna and an external on/off power switch.
2 water-tight electronics enclosures
Raspberry Pi v2 video camera (3280 x 2464 pixels) housed in a water-tight enclosure (WeatherBox).
Raspberry Pi 3B+ computer
PX1122R-EVB : PX1122R MULTI-BAND QUAD-GNSS RTK evaluation board with survey-grade antenna.
AMOS-IMU (with triaxial accelerometers, magnetometers, and gyros)
Water temperature sensor
Communications modules with 3 dB antennas (AMOS Remote -> one in front electronics enclosure and one handheld unit in a Pelican case).
4-channel, 16-bit, variable gain analog to digital converter board (one channel used for battery voltage measurements)
survey grade antenna
AMOS-AirProp (Drone propeller and motor mounted on mast and turned by a waterproof servo motor)
Solar charge controller
Electronic speed controller
External on/off switch with internal LED light
Wiring between the 2 electronics enclosures
Wiring for optional hookup to a 12-volt 100W solar panel
Typical GPS accuracy: +/- 2.5 m
Typical GPS resolution: +/- 0.3 m
Typical GPS accuracy with RTK correction: +/- 1 m
Typical GPS resolution with RTK correction: +/- 0.01 m
Direction: AMOS-IMU module.
Directional Heading accuracy: +/- 10 deg
Directional Heading precision: +/- 0.1 deg
Battery voltage: Lithium Iron Phospate 12V 10 AH (larger batteries available).
Maximum air propeller thrust: 12 N (2.7 lbs).
Raspberry Pi 3B+ processor
Communications: 2 x AMOS Remote units, approximate wireless range of 500 m with 3 dB antenna
Visual camera: Raspberry Pi v2 (3280 x 2464 pixels) enclosed in WeatherBox.
Storage: 32 GByte SD card.
Analog Inputs: Four 16-bit (expandable to sixteen) and six 12-bit.
Digital I/O: 10 Raspberry Pi I/O lines configurable as inputs or outputs.
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