YSI i3XO EcoMapper AUV

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The Next Generation of Autonomous Water Quality Vehicles

The YSI i3XO EcoMapper generates high-resolution maps of water quality, water currents, bathymetry, and sonar imagery. 

Product Features
  • One person deployable system
  • Intuitive Point and Click mission planning (user defined or predefined patterns)
  • Geo-referenced data
  • *Up to 8 water quality parameters (*4 sensor ports)
  • Bottom mapping and water column profiling
  • Operating depth of up to 100 meters
  • Complete wide-area surveys without the use of a boat

YSI Integrated Systems & Services partnered with Ocean Server Technology to combine the Iver3 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle and the YSI EXO water quality system to create the i3XO AUV. The i3XO is the combination of the latest in water quality and AUV’s combined into one robust monitoring platform.  

The i3XO AUV will provide high resolution water quality data, side scan sonar imaging, downward looking current profiling, and bathymetric surveying. Used by government agencies, military, universities, contractors, and private organizations, the versatility of the i3XO is perfect for all your monitoring requirements.


  • Intel Dual Core 1.6 GHz N2600 processor with MS Windows embedded; Up to 512 GB solid state drive for data storage, Up to 512 GB solid state drive for data storage
  • Communications; Surface: 2.4 GHz telemetry radio for Handheld Remote; and/or Iridium with cloud based tracking software. Wireless 802.11g Ethernet standard
  • Navigation; Surface: GPS (WAAS corrected). Subsurface: RDI Doppler Velocity Log(DVL) downward looking, 81M range, depth sensor and corrected compass
  • 48V Servo Controlled DC Motor with 3-blade cast bronze propeller
  • Charging via a 24V External Connector with USB 2.0 supports
  • Four independent control planes (Pitch/ Yaw Fins)
  • 60-85” L X 5.8” Dia, 59-85lbs weight
  • Rugged, lightweight carbon fiber and marine grade aluminum
  • Bow integrated EXO water quality system and forward object avoidance sensor
  • Side Scan Sonar; Single frequency 450kHz
  • Built-in moisture detectors
  • Li-lon batteries, 800 WHrs, Optional spare tail section with additional battery pack
  • 1-4 knots speed range, 100 meter depth rating
  • 8-10 hours operating time at 2.5 knots
  • Navigation Lights, with IR and Visible LED’s (programmable strobe)

This product is a complete solution from our Integrated Systems & Services group. Let our application engineers help you with the heavy lifting on your next project. Contact Xylem's Integrated Systems & Services team to discuss your specific monitoring application. We offer a variety of buoy platforms which can be tailored to fit your needs.




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