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Northwestern University orders two Iver2 AUVs

Posted on 25.06.2008 - 08:00 EDT in AUV NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links

Northwestern University orders two Iver2 AUVsOceanServer Technology, a leader in next generation AUV technology, announced that Northwestern has agreed to purchase two Iver2 AUVs for research into sensor development. The order will consist of one base Iver2 vehicle and another unit outfitted with side scan sonar. Northwestern University's Department of Mechanical Engineering emphasizes cutting-edge research that advances the frontiers of knowledge and engineering capabilities in emerging sensor technology.

The Iver2 is a low-cost, simple to operate AUV system that incorporates a truly 'open' software architecture and defined hardware interfaces that enable Researchers and OEMs to quickly adapt the Iver for a variety of applications. 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.

The base vehicle, with a starting price at just over $50,000, gives university, government and commercial users an affordable base-platform for survey applications in water quality, hydrography, security and general research.

Iver2 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
Iver2 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

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