In 2019, Boeing engineers tested and evaluated different configurations of Echo Voyager, each time improving the XLUUV’s reliability and performance. In April, a team sent Echo Voyager through sea trials, motivated by the possibilities.
We might be the only people in the world doing this. We’re exploring new frontiers that will get us to places that no one else can.
The best thing about my job is I’m never bored, because I always get to do something new.
Original length of Echo Voyager
Length of added payload carriage
Total length from nose to propeller
It’s marine, it’s interesting, it’s hard and it has the challenges of computer science. Autonomy software enables the mission planner to have high-fidelity control over vehicle behaviors. It’s a safety net.