UTEC Survey has completed a system acceptance test (SAT) of a sub-bottom profiler module for the Gavia AUV. With the addition of the adapted Teledyne Benthos Chirp III system, the enhanced Gavia AUV now provides a comprehensive, pre-engineering survey capability particularly suited to subsea pipeline, umbilical and cable route surveys.
Trevor Hughes, Director, Sales and Marketing at the company said: "The ability to provide a full pre-engineering route survey capability from a modular, easily transportable AUV system demonstrates UTEC's commitment to providing a truly global geophysical service, in shallow to medium water depths, deployable from any suitable cost-effective vessel of opportunity."
The Gavia AUV's design allows the end-user to attach an individual sensor package or a combination of packages, including multi-beam (MBES), side-scan (SSS) or sub-bottom profiler (SBP). These sensors, combined with a state-of-the-art inertial navigation module, provide a highly accurate, efficient and stable work platform that delivers unmatched data quality.