Type of submarine: Semi-dry, ambient pressure
Crew: 1 pilot
Length: 7 feet 8 inches
Width: 72 inches (including thrusters)
Weight: Equipment loaded approx. 1,100 lbs.
Max operating depth: Recommended 100 feet
Max speed: Approx. 3 mph
Propulsion: 2 DC thrusters with combined thrust of 80 lbs.
Power source: 1 VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) gelled electrolyte.
12 volt 225 amp. hr. battery. Battery upgrades possible in
the future. Subs with tethered AC power are also possible.
Life support: Four 80 cubic foot aluminum scuba tanks, three of which have
independent regulators to breath from and one tank is used for
sub functions. one tank is equipped with a 20 foot extension
Communications: All three subs are equipped with Ocean Technologies System
(OTS) AQUACOM SS-B 2010 units with custom headsets for
use in air pocket environment (cockpit). Push-to-talk unit has
4 channels. Allows sub-to-sub, sub-to-diver communications
with compatible units and sub-to-surface base station. We
currently use an OTS 8 channel AQUACOM SS-B SURFACE
NOTE: Pilot can raise voice and talk directly to divers or cameras and
can be heard quite well through the acrylic canopy.
Visual capabilities: 1 acrylic half-hemisphere dome, 1 rear and 2 side viewports.
Pilot exit/re-entry: Pilot can land sub carefully on bottom, put on a scuba mask,
let air out of the cockpit and exit the sub using an extended
regulator hose. Pilot can re-enter sub, lock down canopy and
restore air pocket by purging a regulator and resume journey.
Hull material: Fiberglass-reinforced vinyl ester resin composite.
Component materials: Stainless steel, engineered plastics, fiberglass composites.
SPECIAL NOTES: A sub with side-scan sonar could exponentially increase the
search capabilities of these vessels in low visibility conditions.
If a tethered AC power system was installed, more powerful
thrusters could be used, eliminating the need to stop for
Additionally, banks of high-powered lights could be added that
would drain any DC battery system quickly. Fugusubs could
become relentless underwater search engines ideal for special
ops. Imagine the effectiveness of a coordinated group of them.