OceanServer Technology, Inc. is a manufacturer of man-portable Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), with more than 250 AUVs deployed worldwide. The Iver3 AUV is an affordable, COTs vehicle used for general survey, subsurface security work, MCM applications and serves as a research platform for a variety of applications.
The Iver3 AUV is a rugged, simple to operate AUV system that incorporates open software architecture and a well-defined hardware interface that enable researchers and OEMs to quickly adapt the Iver for a variety of applications. The vehicle comes standard with OceanServer’s VectorMap Mission Planning and Data Presentation tool and common payloads included High Resolution Side Scan Sonar (SSS), Doppler Velocity Log (DVL), Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP), Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (CTD) sensor, Bathy Systems, Magnetometers and advanced navigation solutions. Users can choose from one of the Iver3 standard systems or the Expandable Payload (EP) model that includes a second CPU and intuitive API for remote helm command or sensor development.
, Director of Sea & Land research division, Boeing Phantom Works. In 2001, Boeing’s Echo Ranger UUV was built and contracted for ocean surveys and payload experimentation. The Echo Ranger is 18-feet in length and can operate at 10,000-feet depth. It was used in the Gulf of Mexico in concert with oil
(980 Wh) up to 7.84 kWh Solar power 170W peak Communications Iridium 9602 RUDICS (option) Cellular (option) 802.11g WiFi Max. payload weight 100 lb. Max. payload volume 3.3 cu. mft. Peak payload power 400W (As published in the May 2013 edition of Marine Technologies
the MIT AUV Lab in the early 2000s. Other technical developments undertaken were experiments with early acoustic modems and Doppler velocity logs (DVLs). Payload systems were also integrated and evaluated. Early digital side-scan sonars were an important step toward today’s survey AUVs. The first integration
MUNIN as a light, compact and (virtue of its pedigree) capable AUVs.. Despite its small size, MUNIN is capable of carrying a complete subsea survey payload, consisting of sensor technology. It features an advanced new rigid design which integrates the navigation systems and acoustic payload sensors in
5 knots. The robust diesel-electric propulsion system is designed not only for redundancy and cost-efficient operation, but to carry a varied and heavier payload, vastly expanding its scope of operation. Flexible payload options include echo sounders, acoustic modem/positioning, ADCPs, magnetometers, CDT,
and orientation systems into a complete, turnkey product. Its EchoBoat-ASV is an extremely capable unmanned surface vehicle designed for larger payload applications such as dual-frequency and multibeam echosounders as well as ADCP and side scan sonar systems. It features a large, dry internal compartment
development cycles could be measured in years and even commercial delivery times are typically many months. Typically the cost of a basic UUV, without payloads, was at least equal to the cost of the sensors required to complete meaningful missions, if not multipliers of the sensor costs. The combined platform
of Sonardyne International Ltd.’s Solstice Side Scan Sonar with a Bluefin Robotics Bluefin-12 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), the results of recent payload testing have produced exceptionally high quality imagery, according to the companies involved and attested by the photo gracing this month’s cover
faster courtesy of a project known as the Large Modifiable Underwater Mothership, or MUM. “Today’s AUVs are usually limited with regard to energy, payload capacity and autonomy,” said Hendrik Wehner, Design Engineer, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. “For a sole autonomous movement of the ships, smart software
has operated in 1.5-m plunging surf and can cross soft terrain that will not support human loads. Recent tests demonstrated the ability to carry 40-kg payloads as well as tow a 45-kg sled across various marine surfaces.Specs of the Otter-SZC include:Symmetrical dual-sided operation for operation in the heavy
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