Providing a Window to the Oceans

About Us

We are a Connecticut-based supplier of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles.  Our flagship product, the MOD2 Glider, is a superior platform providing large modular sensor packages combined with long duration missions. 

We focus on our customers and work diligently to provide a versatile platform that will meet any need you have.  In particular, our areas of expertise include:

  • Harsh Environment Design and Manufacturing

  • Small lot Manufacturing

  • Flexible, customizable platforms


Our Name

The name Exocetus (pronounced: "x-o-ce-tus") is a genus of flying fish.  We chose this name to invoke the image of our glider flying effortlessly through the water.  

The MOD2 Glider



Our flagship product, the MOD2 Glider, is a superior platform providing modular sensor packages for long duration mission capability. We are dedicated to building a versatile platform that can meet a wide array of missions.  Whether for scientific research, commercial activities or some other end, we will provide you with a vehicle that is suited for your specific application.  We take an open approach to our glider, both in the programs that direct and the physical housing of the vehicle itself.  Modifications, adjustments, and changes to almost any aspect of the vehicle can be accommodated.  Many such changes can be performed by the user themselves.    

As the name suggests, our gliders is designed to be effective in coastal operations, and it stands out from the competition for three main reasons:
•    It has the highest speed capability of any vehicle in its class, up to 2
•    It has an adaptive ballasting capability that allows it to overcome significant changes in salinity, making ideal for coastal applications. 
•    It has a very large, customizable electronics bay to accommodate your sensor needs, including the ability to add your own science computer.



Design Benefits


  • Designed for Coastal Waters -  The vehicle features a buoyancy engine which automatically compensates for variations in water density.  Water density varies coastal waters due to fresh water rivers and tidal action.  Conventional gliders must be manually calibrated in advance for changes in water density, and thus do not operate well in coastal waters.  The large buoyancy engine also enables operation in relatively high coastal currents, up to 2 kts.



  • Modular Sensor Design - The Coastal Glider sensor interface readily accommodates a variety of sensors. The modular design includes a watertight, universal sensor bay with power for sensor electronics, a bus connection to the vehicle’s computer to record data, changeable Modular sensor design – bulk head connectors for sensor cables and a hull that accommodates sensors with minimal changes or no changes to the glider housing.



  • Large Payload - The 5 kg (11 lbs) payload is exceptional for a glider of this size, allowing integration of any number of sensors.  The payload can be further increased by adding by syntactic foam in flooded areas fore and/or aft. 



  • Emergency recovery system – A lift bag automatically inflates if battery power is depleted or if a leak is detected, causing the vehicle to surface for recovery.  The system utilizes an independent power supply for added redundancy.

CG acoustic modem launch
CG acoustic modem Joe
transparant glider
Coastal Glider 4 3 size


Contact Us

Exocetus Autonomous Systems
7 Laser Lane
Wallingford, CT

Tel:  +1 (860) 512-7260

Toll Free:  +1 (844) 878-3205
Fax:  +1 (860) 512-7295

Email:  info@exocetussystems.com




Name *

Email *




7 Laser Lane
Wallingford, CT

Tel:  +1 (860) 512-7260

Toll Free:  +1 (844) 878-3205

  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon

© 2016 by Exocetus Autonomous Systems.

CG acoustic modem launch