Breaking the

The world’s first hybrid wave and
solar propelled unmanned ocean
robot helps customers explore over
90% of the world's oceans.

Designed to go everywhere.

The Wave Glider SV3 is the world’s first hybrid wave and solar propelled unmanned ocean robot. The SV3 incorporates the latest advancements in energy harvesting technology and its innovative propulsion and energy systems help customers explore portions of the world’s oceans in which it was previously too challenging or costly to operate.

The SV3 features technologies such as real-time onboard processing of large data sets, a flexible power and storage system designed for “power hungry” sensors, and an adaptable operating system designed for intelligent autonomy to enable coordinated fleet operations.

Operating individually or in fleets, the Wave Glider SV3 enables 24/7/365, all-weather operations at a daily cost of up to 90 percent less than today’s data collection alternatives, while complementing and improving the efficiency of ships, buoys, satellites and aircraft.


Withstands Harsh Environmental Conditions

Operates reliably up to Sea State 8, including severe weather (e.g. hurricanes).

Operate in Fringe Conditions

With more stored energy and an electric thruster, the SV3 can operate in glassy seas, strong currents, and low solar environments.

Auxiliary Electrical Thruster

Provides extra speed for changing mission requirements, for precision navigation or operation in fringe conditions.

Payload Capacity

Supports 12+ installed payload sensors using up to 1-24+ high-performance payload computers.

Plug and Play Payload Capability

Easily reconfigured using pre-sealed payloads, without opening dry compartments on the deck of a ship.


Powerful general purpose compute platform processes large volumes of data, conducts analysis and transmits answers in real time.

High Speed Navigation Computer

Supports piloted and autonomous operation; manages communications, events, alarms and devices

High-Speed Networking

WiFi and cellular modem communication available.

Persistent Operations

Operates for years at sea with no fuel, emissions, or crew.

Towing Capability

Optimized for towing a wide variety of towed bodies and arrays.

Launch + Recovery

Designed for small, medium, and large vessel launch and recovery operations.