The Ocius team has been developing the Bluebottle 2.8m “Nemo” USV for five years, scaling up and evolving the design through a rigorous testing regime. Multiple hull designs were tested in the University of Wollongong SMART Infrastructure lab and across variable conditions resulting in essential learning outcomes.
Early Ocius Prototypes being tested
Wave tank testing of the ocean power module
Lake testing the 4:1 scale model in light wind conditions
Lake testing the 4:1 scale model in moderate wind conditions on a moored boat
Open water testing the 4:1 scale model using the power of the oceans
Bluebottle Nemo animation showing wing configuration in different sailing modes