SRV-8X ATS Acoustic Tracking ROV

The SRV-8X ATS is the first Special Purpose Vehicle by Oceanbotics.

It is designed to track underwater sound targets such as emergency underwater locator beacons (pingers) that are used for marking of black boxes on aircraft and/or autonomous and manned underwater vehicles.

Key SRV-8X Unique Features

Customized Sonar To Beacon Detection

The SRV-8X ATS is equipped with a customized sonar tracking system which makes it easy to detect and locate these beacons.

Operates In Stealth Mode

This ROV also features the ability to navigate to underwater locations and/or vehicles that are marked with small sonar transponders. By utilizing our specialty transponder you can keep the location invisible to others.

Hidden Positioning Handshake

The ROV sends a secret code to the transponder which responds with a reply signal after validating the code. This reply signal will then tell the ROV the exact distance and direction from the transponder so that it can find it.

Secure Controlled Response

The transponders are in stealth mode until they receive a secret code by the SonarTracker that tells them its ok to respond.

The SRV-8X  Employes A Unique Feature Set Offering Greater Capabilities Than The SRV-8.

  • 2X larger = greater payload
  • Additional Power Inputs for Accessories (2 Serial, 3 Ethernet) – Plug and Play for easy upgrades on the job.

  • Larger More Powerful Thrusters

  • SubNavX Software = more capabilities and integrations

  • Fiber Optic Tether Option

  • On/Off Switch and Indicator Lights

  • Surface Supplied Power Option

The SRV-8X ATS is the first Special Purpose Vehicle by Oceanbotics.

  • Easy to Learn
  • Easy to fly
  • Easy to Maintain
  • Maneuverability
  • Precise and Flexible Control
  • 6 Degrees of Freedom
  • Easy to Pilot
  • Eliminate the need for surface power supply with onboard power supply
  • Reduce tether drag with 4.3mm Diameter Communication tether
  • Extend mission length without restarting the system
  • No Nonsense
  • Easy Setup
  • Compact and Rugged Design allows for One Person Portability.
  • Simple/quick maintenance for repairs on the job
  • User Self Sufficiency
  • Reduce extended down-time
  • Highly capable and rated for deep sea missions
  • Mitigate Risk and Reduce Injury and Death
  • Accomplish what you need to do without worry

The SRV-8X-ATS is available in 3 Factory Configurations


All configurations are field upgradable with any of our integrated add-on technologies.

Top-Side Options

Control Console

Control Console for SRV-8. Includes Daylight Readable Screen, XboxController, and Battery Pack

Mobile Pilot Station [MPS]

SRV-8 Pilot Station – Includes Harness, Digital Interface Module, Rugged Tablet with Sunlight Readable Screen, Xbox Controller and Subnav Software.

Digital Surface Station

SRV-8 Digital Surface Station – Includes Digital Interface Module, Rugged Laptop with Sunlight Readable Screen, Xbox Controller, and Subnav Software.

X-Box Controller

: The Xbox Controller comes standard with the SRV-8. Easy to Learn, Simple to Pilot.

Flight Stick

Flight Stick Assembly for One handed Control of the SRV-8 Includes the Flight Stick with Base and Software to Integrate with the ROV

SRV-8 Software


The SubNav™ software enables logging of all available data for post mission analysis and playback, vehicle dynamics, and position information for improved situational awareness both during and after the mission with logged data synchronized to the HD video timeline.

Ease of Use and One Person Portable

The SRV-8 can be in the water three minutes or less after arriving at the launch site. Deploying from almost any platform is simple, quick connectors link the ROV to tether to topside box and controller with 8.4” sunlight readable monitor – all in a matter of minutes.

Extend your mission with hot-swappable battery modules (available in Lithium or NiMH), no generator required.

Operate in any Underwater Environment Up to 305m Depth

In addition to getting up to 6+ hours of operation on a single charge (using Lithium batteries), the batteries provide enough power to get the SRV-8 on-station as rapidly as possible. The SRV-8 underwater drone is rated to depths as low as 305 meters (1,000 ft).

Tether Reel = 300 lb. + Pull Strength

The tether reel supports lengths up to 400m (1,312 ft) and the small diameter (4.5mm) of the tether itself reduces the effect of drag, weight and current on the ROV, making maneuvers and station-keeping easier.

With the uniquely designed strain relief connection and a pull strength rated over 300lbs, the tether can be used for launch and recovery of the SRV-8 from high platforms, or used to aid in the recovery of large heavy objects from the sea floor.

Dual Mode Camera (HD/Analog) + LED Lights

The SRV-8 is your “window in the water”. Two 1,500 lumen LED lights penetrate the depths with about a third of the brightness of full sunlight, illuminating 135° in front of the ROV, enabling the operator to find their target faster.

Additional lights can easily be added to the frame.

The onboard camera delivers dual feeds – a clear, real-time analog feed for the operator, and a high resolution digital signal suitable for viewing on-site or recording for later analysis.

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With a quick and easy set-up, near-instant operating familiarity and impeccable underwater visibility, the Oceanbotics™ SRV-8 ROV is the most reliable and affordable remote operating vehicle (ROV) on the market. The topside control console with standard Xbox controller provides intuitive operation for any marine professional.