Eelume teams up with Exail to equip AUVs with navigation systems

Eelume teams up with Exail to equip AUVs with navigation systems

Exail, a global leader in subsea navigation, has been chosen by Eelume, a recognized provider of innovative underwater technology, to provide its Phins Compact C3 Inertial Navigation System (INS) for Eelume’s new S-Series all-terrain autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).

The Eelume S-Series represents a new generation of all-terrain AUVs specifically engineered for mapping and operating in challenging underwater environments. The AUVs offer 360° manoeuvrability in both roll and pitch, providing versatility and sustainability in accessing previously inaccessible areas.

The Phins Compact C3 INS will provide highly accurate and robust navigation data, enhancing Eelume AUV capabilities for efficient exploration, inspection and monitoring in complex environments such as hillsides, under-ice areas, vessels and harbours. Its compact OEM form factor ensures easy integration into the AUVs, facilitating swift deployment and streamlining operations.

“We required a compact navigation system aligned with our eco-friendly approach, delivering unparalleled navigational accuracy and agility to conduct missions in intricate underwater terrains efficiently. Exail’s Phins Compact C3 INS checks all the boxes,” said Thomas Nygaard, CEO of Eelume. “Thanks to this collaboration, our versatile AUVs paired with the Phins Compact C3 are set to totally change the game for underwater exploration.”

Quentin Chiche, regional sales manager at Exail, stated: “We are grateful to Eelume for choosing our Phins Compact C3 INS for its latest AUV. It’s been rewarding to contribute to the development of such an innovative vehicle. This partnership underscores Exail’s ability to deliver high-performance INS customized for next-generation AUVs. It also highlights our commitment to advancing underwater navigation technology by supporting our clients’ innovations and fostering a culture of technological progress and collaboration.”

The Eelume S-Series is seen as a step towards a new era of all-terrain Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), designed specifically for mapping and operating in challenging underwater environments. (Image courtesy: Eelume)
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