Ocean Infinity has purchased two unmanned surface vehicles (USV) from ASV Global. The additions will be used as auxiliary rapid response vehicles in the already comprehensive seabed exploration system. The USVs’ are being designed with a broad selection of sensors allowing for flexibility in differing operations.
Ocean Infinity will continue to use the USVs for positioning and monitoring of the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV); HUGIN 6000 with IP mesh radio. The acquisition brings the autonomous vehicle fleet to a total of 16; with eight AUV’s and eight USV’s. The autonomous vehicles will use InfinityView, a mission planning software, for individual missions allowing for simultaneous operations while in the water.
The USV and AUV systems are expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2017. Prior to delivery, Ocean Infinity will begin sea trials on the simultaneous operation of multiple autonomous vehicles used in the exploration of the seabed. This comprehensive seabed exploration command and control system will be located on the 115 meter multipurpose offshore vessel equipped with two ROV’s and a 250 ton recovery crane.
ASV Global is a world leading developer of autonomous vessel technology. The company designs, builds and operates ASVs and their control systems on a global basis. Products are available for lease and purchase alongside comprehensive support and training packages. ASV Global has produced more than 80 vehicles and developed more than 30 different payload packages. The company has also converted numerous existing vessels to operate autonomously. With offices in the UK, USA and Brazil, ASV’s 80+ employees support commercial, scientific, and military clients across the globe. For more information, go to www.asvglobal.com.
Image above depicts a ‘SeaWorker’ USV undergoing initial testing at sea.Go Back
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