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

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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