Discovery 1000

General Specifications: Discovery 1000 (4-passenger)

Certification

ABS+A1 Manned Submersible

Operating Depth

305 meters (1000')

Passengers

2-, 4- or 6-passenger versions

Length

8.4 meters

Beam

1.60 meters

Pressure Hull Diameter

1.50 meters

Height Overall

2.20 meters

Draft

1.35 meters

Weight in Air

7.0 tons (4-passenger version)

Bow Viewport Diameter

1.38 meters


Dynamic Characteristics

Maximum Surface Speed

6.0 knots

Cruising Surface Speed

5.0 knots

Max. Submerged Speed

5.5 knots


Propulsion

Main Electric Motors

15 kW

Vertical Thrusters

2 x 2.5 kW

Lateral Thrusters

2 x 2.5 kW


Endurance(Predicted)

Submerged Endurance

28 hours @ 2.0 knots

Submerged Range

56 nautical miles @ 2.0 knots


Ballast and Trim Systems

Main Ballast Capacity

2,000 KG

Variable Ballast

270 KG

Trim/Dropweight

500 KG


Gas Supply

Main Oxygen

104 liters @ 245 bar

Main Air

104 liters @ 245 bar


Life Support

Mission Life Support

24 hours for 4 passengers

Emergency Life Support

72 hours for 4 passengers

Carbon Dioxide Absorbent

M.P. Sofnolime

Air Conditioning

9,000 BTU


Navigation and Communications

Compass Main

Magnetic Fluxgate

Speed Log

Digital

Depth Gauge

400 meter, analog and digital

Active Sonar

Color Imaging

Surface Communications

Marine VHF

Subsurface UWT

10 and 27 KHZ


Additional Instrumentation

Custom Control LCDs

Ballast Indicators

Thruster Control Panel

Hydraulic Panel

F-16 Style Joystick

Hydraulic Pressure

RPM Gauge

Depth Sounder CRT

Rudder Indicator

Video Camera System

Life Support Panel

Video Monitors

Oxygen Gauges

Electrical Panel

Oxygen Analyzer

Volt and Amp Meters

Carbon Dioxide Monitor

IR andCircuit Protection

Alarm Panel

Lighting Panel

Interlock Indicators

Clock

Flammable Gas Monitor

Barometer/Hygrometer

Fire Suppression System

Inclinometers

Ballast Panel

Thermometer

Air Pressure Gauges

 
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