SeaRobotics has delivered two 2.5-metre autonomous unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) to the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS).
The USVs were delivered with a fully integrated R2Sonic multi-beam echo sounder, associated motion reference unit and dual antenna RTK GPS system, as well as a surface sound velocity probe and a cast winch deploying a CTD – all tightly integrated with HYPACK software.
The USVs will be deployed across Canada, supported by regional training performed by SeaRobotics.
CHS has completed the first year of operation and the analysis of the efficiency and cost effectiveness of USV usage.
A profile of high-productivity, cost-reducing activities is being developed for both traditional survey tasks and survey tasks in previously denied, and currently unsurveyed, areas.
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