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Autonomous underwater vehicle - REMUS 100

The REMUS 100 is a compact light-weight Autonomous Underwater Vehicle.

REMUS - Remote Environmental Measuring UnitS 100 is a compact, light-weight, Autonomous Underwater Vehicle - AUV designed for operation in coastal environments up to 100 meters in depth.

Adaptable and reliable

The REMUS 100 AUV can be configured to include a wide variety of standard and/or customer specified sensors and system options to meet your unique autonomous mission requirements.

Over the past several years, the REMUS 100 AUV has quickly become the cornerstone of the coastal AUV market, with thousands of missions, and tens of thousands of mission hours to its credit. No other AUV system can come close to rivalling REMUS' proven track record for system quality and dependability.


The capabilities of the REMUS 100 make it ideally suitable for marine research, defense, hydrographic and offshore/energy markets. The vehicle is small enough to be carried by two people, yet contains enough sophisticated sensor, navigation, and power resources to enable it to perform intricate sonar and oceanographic surveys over large areas.

REMUS 100 features

  • COMPACT SIZE & WEIGHT - The compact size of the REMUS 100 allows for economical overnight shipping and two-man deployment and operation capability. The REMUS 100 also eliminates the need for larger vessels and costly special handling equipment.
  • PROVEN RELIABILITY - The REMUS 100 is the only compact AUV to be selected by the U.S. Navy Fleet for their mine counter measure operations. The system boasts over ten years of continuous product development and thousands of hours of field operations.
  • EASE OF OPERATION - An intuitive Vehicle Interface Program (VIP) allows anyone to become an AUV operator with just a few days of training.
  • POWERFUL & VERSATILE - The REMUS 100 contains a full suite of standard sensors, with new sensors being integrated on a continuous basis.


Marine Research Applications:

Remus 100 for marine research applications
Marine research application
  • Fisheries Research & Habitat Mapping
  • Acquaculture
  • Climate Change
  • Under Ice
  • Emergency Response
  • Water Quality
  • Ecosystem Assessment
  • Marine Archaeology
  • Deep Sea Ecology/Seabed Investigation

Commercial Applications:

Remus 100 for commerical applications
Commercial application
  • Baseline Environmental Assessment
  • Pipeline Survey
  • Debris/Clearance Survey
  • Emergency Response
  • Water Quality
  • Ecosystems Assessment
  • Route Survey
  • Charting
  • Pre/Post Dredging Survey
  • Asset Location
  • Marine Archaeology

Defense Applications:

Remus 100 for defence applications
Defense application
  • Expeditionary Mine Countermeasures
  • Organic Mine Countermeasures
  • Hydrographic Survey
  • Area Search
  • Surveillance & Reconnaissance

REMUS 100 - Autonomous underwater vehicle

Vehicle diameter:

19 cm (7.5 in)

Vehicle length:

From 160 cm (63 in)

Weight in air:

From 37 kg (< 80 lbs)

Trim weight:

1 kg (2.2 lbs)

Maximum depth:

100 metres (328 ft)

Operating depth energy:

1 kw-hr internally rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.


Typically 8 - 10 hours in standard configuration. Dependant on speed & sensor configuration, operating environment & mission program.


Direct drive DC brushless motor to open 3-bladed propeller.

Velocity range:

Up to 2.3 m/s (4.5 knots) variable over range. Dependant on sensor configuration.

External hook-up:

2-pin combined Ethernet, vehicle power & battery charging; 4-pin serial connector.


Long baseline; Doppler-assisted dead reckoning; Inertial navigation system; GPS.


Two (2) transponders provide 20–30 kHz operating frequency range.


Emergency transponder, mission abort, and in-mission tracking capabilities.


VIP-based laptop interface for programming, training, post-mission analysis, documentation, maintenance, & troubleshooting.

Data exporting and reporting:

HTML report generator and ASCII text export.


Capable of operating 4 vehicles simultaneously in the same water space.