USV Survey Demo

Swathe Services is demonstrating the R2Sonic 2022 multibeam echosounder, SBG Systems APOGEE inertial navigation system and Renishaw Merlin mobile laser scanner in action on board the ASV C-Worker 5. Spaces are free but limited. (read more)
2016-07-26 09:07:03

Long Endurance USV Development

Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV, UK) has won a research contract to design and build a Long Endurance Marine Unmanned Surface Vehicle (LEMUSV) under the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI). This initiative is supported by the UK government. Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) has won the second phase of the recent SBRI competition to develop a Long Endurance Marine Unmanned Surface Vehicle (LEMUSV). Run by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Defence, Science and Technology Laboratories (Dstl) the competition brief sought to develop an autonomous vehicle to gather data from the ocean over several months. The team includes Cosworth, who... (read more)
2013-07-05 12:00:00

SeaRobotics Delivers USV to NATO

SeaRobotics Corporation, based in Florida, USA, has delivered an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) in its 5.7m hull series to the NATO's Center for Marine Research and Experimentation (CMRE). This general-purpose USV will be utilised to improve payload capacity and efficiency of the impressive, fully autonomous mine neutralisation system developed at CMRE. With over 350kg of payload, the ability to be configured as an all-electric or as a diesel-electric hybrid system, and the ability to reach speeds in excess of 5m/sec, the 5.7m system will excel in numerous applications. Enhancing its role in mine neutralisation operations or many other tasks, the... (read more)
2013-05-06 09:22:26

USV Surveys Pearl Harbor Vessels

Using its H-1750 unmanned surface vehicle (USV), Deep Ocean Engineering, USA, has participated in the first comprehensive multibeam survey of the USS Arizona and the USS Utah at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. During the week of 20 October 2014, company specialists together with representatives of R2Sonic, Autodesk and eTrac travelled to Oahu to conduct the surveys as a gift to the National Park Service. In the months leading up to this survey, R2Sonic contacted Deep Ocean to utilise the H-1750 USV as an unmanned platform to operate its SONIC 2020... (read more)
2014-11-10 11:02:02

USV to Monitor Ocean Noise

A pioneering project to find out how increasing levels of man-made noise in the sea is affecting marine life has begun in Plymouth. Plymouth University Marine Institute scientists are working with AutoNaut and its 5m wave-propelled unmanned surface vessel (USV), towing a Seiche passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) array. This technology enables the gathering of essential underwater sound data that is both high quality and cost-effective. Dr Clare Embling and Dr Simon Ingram, both lecturers within the School of Marine Science and Engineering and experts in marine mammal biology and bio-acoustics, are the academic leads in the project. According to Clare... (read more)
2016-08-11 09:29:08

MBES-training Using a Remotely Operated USV

Swathe Services, a Hydrographic survey support company in Hayle, Cornwall (UK) ran the world’s first Multi-Beam Echo-Sounder training course using a remotely operated Unmanned Surface Vessel. People came from as far afield as Norway, France, Slovenia, UK and the USA to attend the intensive 5-day course. As part of the training, the delegates mapped Hayle Harbour in Cornwall using an Unmanned Surface Vessel fitted with Multi-beam Echo-Sounder technology. The USV was remotely operated from Swathe Services offices nearby using dedicated survey data acquisition software from HYPACK. Hands-on Training Kordula Schwarzwalder, a Researcher from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology,... (read more)
2019-10-03 02:21:35

USV Completes First Autonomous Circumnavigation of Antarctica

High-quality and Reliable Data Is Needed for Research Use
A 7m (23ft) long, wind-powered unmanned surface vehicle (USV) has become the first unmanned system to circumnavigate Antarctica. Known as SD 1020 and equipped with a suite of science-grade sensors, the vehicle collected data in previously uncharted waters, enabling new key insights into ocean and climate processes. A 7m (23ft) long, wind-powered unmanned surface vehicle (USV) has become the first unmanned system to circumnavigate Antarctica. Known as SD 1020 and equipped with a suite of science-grade sensors, the vehicle collected data in previously uncharted waters, enabling new key insights into ocean and climate processes. USV SD 1020 left for the 196-day mission from Southport in Bluff, New Zealand, on 19 January 2019. It returned to the same port on 3 August after sailing over 22,000km (13,670 miles or 11,879 nautical miles) around Antarctica. During the mission, the vehicle survived freezing temperatures, 15m (50ft) waves, 130km/h (80mph) winds... (read more)
2019-10-03 03:08:58

USV as Mobile Testbed for Developers

At MTS/IEEE OCEANS’15 in Genoa, EvoLogics presented its latest developments with a mobile demonstration kit that combines underwater LBL positioning with the company’s unmanned surface vehicle, the Sonobot. The company’s experts showcased the capabilities of EvoLogics LBL (Long Baseline) positioning and communication system and successfully rose to the challenge of quickly and cost-efficiently deploying and setting up the equipment, common for live demos at industry events.   The new solution was to simplify logistics and have the team and spectators stay on-shore, instead incorporating the Sonobot USV into the demonstration setup as a mobile node for LBL calibration and a... (read more)
2015-06-01 09:02:00

Inception Class USV to Be Launched

During Ocean Business 2017, Swathe Systems will be presenting the new Inception Class Mark II unmanned surface vehicle (USV). It will also be demonstrated in on-water demos during the event, which is taking place from 4-6 April 2017 in Southampton, UK. Alongside this USV there will also be equipment demonstrations of the Merlin marine mobile laser scanner from Renishaw and singlebeam sonar equipment from CEE HydroSystems. BeamWorX will be giving a demonstration of their fully automated multibeam echosounder patch test calculator ‘AutoPatch’ as well as their cleaning and validating software ‘AutoClean’ at noon on Wednesday 5 April.  Interested professionals are... (read more)
2017-03-21 08:54:38

CEESCOPE-USV Echosounder for Remote Hydrographic Surveying

CEE HydroSystems has announced the release of a singlebeam echosounder survey system, designed specifically for the growing number of shallow-water unmanned surface vehicle (USV) survey applications using both commercially-available and custom-manufactured remotely operated boats. The CEESCOPE-USV is an echosounder, GNSS and broadband radio telemetry package that can be installed on practically any remotely operated boat. As an entirely self-contained module requiring no interface with the USV, challenges of instrument data integration on the vehicle are minimised or eliminated. Rigorous data handling eliminates latency concerns resulting from radio transmission to the shore, and the CEESCOPE-USV brings a clear separation between the... (read more)
2016-06-13 10:26:25
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