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

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

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

Launch of Next-generation Wind-powered USV

Jellyfish as Inspiration for Propulsion
Here’s a simple question: What is a bluebottle? Readers living in the temperate north will almost certainly think of a large, hairy fly buzzing around just out of reach. But for Australians, a bluebottle brings to mind a diminutive blue jellyfish, swarming menacingly off the beaches of the East coast; the cause of many hastily-abandoned swims. Australian bluebottles are remarkable creatures and inspiration for a new generation of Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) coming to market from Ocius Technology. So what is it about bluebottles that makes them so special? For a start they are comprised of several individual interdependent organisms... (read more)
2015-08-06 02:55:59

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

CEE-USV Remotely Operated Hydrographic Survey Boat

With a purposeful-looking remotely operated hydrographic survey boat package, CEE HydroSystems USA has added a factory-option USV to its shallow-water bathymetry product line. The survey vessel is 1.9m and equipped with a singlebeam echosounder. The key to the CEE approach is to bring all components together; instead of multiple components cabled and connected, the CEE-USV has a single data module presenting a simple user interface. Adrian McDonald of CEE characterises its purpose saying that If the users are aiming for a science project – don’t buy this USV. With a design aimed to minimize the requirement for specific system expertise,... (read more)
2017-02-28 08:51:58

First USV-supported Cable Route Survey

ASV Global and TerraSond have completed their first ever seabed cable route survey supported by an unmanned surface vehicle (USV). The survey route included various water depths and strong currents, while facing difficult wind and sea conditions in the Bering Sea offshore Alaska. The project was mobilised immediately following a 9,000km nautical charting survey by Terrasond, of which 4,750km (53%) were executed by an ASV Global C-Worker 5 autonomous surface vehicle (ASV). The cable route survey required a new payload including a hull-mounted multibeam sonar, a sub-bottom profiler, and a towed sidescan sonar with 250m of armoured sonar cable. The... (read more)
2017-10-10 11:48:41
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