OceanServer receives Iver2 AUV contract from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)
OceanServer Technology, a leader in commercial AUVs, has received a contract from SMART in Singapore for an Iver2 AUV outfitted with a variety of water sensors. The vehicle is one of several critical assets used by SMART for next generation environmental data collection and modeling. The vehicle will also be used for mapped based navigation and algorithms for creation of solid models from AUV sensing systems.
The Iver2 is a low-cost, simple to operate AUV system that incorporates a truly 'open' software architecture and defined hardware interfaces. This unique design has enabled OceanServer to carve out a very strong position in the University space for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. Common payloads include GPS navigation, CTD probe, altimeter, side scan sonar, and several water quality sensors.
Each system includes the OceanServer VectorMap Mission Planning and Data Presentation tool, which provides geo-registered data files that can be easily exported to other software analysis tools. The VectorMap program can input any geo-referenced chart, map or photo image, allowing the operator to intuitively develop missions using simple point-and-click navigation.