ODIM Brooke Ocean has delivered a small and compact Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) Launch and Recovery System (LARS) to Marport Canada Inc. of St. John's, Newfoundland. The UUV LARS will be used for Marport's SQX1 UUV. The 90kg SQX1 is a compact, light-weight UUV designed for search and survey applications in coastal waters up to 500 meters in depth. It is a hydro-dynamically stable platform designed for reliable performance and low lifecycle cost.
The UUV LARS is comprised of a slewing davit, winch, and docking head. The launch and recovery process incorporates an innovative method of attaching a lifting cable to the UUV without a person or boat in water. The UUV LARS is light weight and durable and can be mounted on a vessel of opportunity.
Marport focuses on innovating, developing and marketing Software Defined Sonar technology and products for a wide variety of underwater sensing, communications, and visualization applications. These products range from individual sensors to fully-integrated systems.