The ‘C-Worker 12P’ prototype is one of ASV Global’s largest unmanned vessels fitted to date: measuring just over 12 meters. The optionally manned helm will feature two moon pools for maximum sensor deployment and extended endurance missions. The vessel is a converted manned craft which uses ASV’s proven ASView control system for unmanned operations. The prototype vessel will be used as a testbed as ASV looks to expand the established C-Worker class of autonomous vessels.
The vehicle can be used to complete tasks such as subsea positioning, surveying and environmental monitoring without the need of a ship on station or sea-bed anchoring. C-Worker 12P can integrate a variety of payloads including multi-beam, USBL, CTD and ADCP.