SeeByte, the global leader in creating smart software for unmanned underwater vehicles, successfully completed the final trial in Panama City Beach, Florida of its new control and sensor processing software for iRobot's Transphibian vehicle as part of the Office of Naval Research's VSW Mine Neutralisation programme of work.
This final trial demonstrated novel hover capabilities relative to a target, such as transit-to-target and target inspection, video and sonar automatic target recognition (ATR) and vehicle control over a wireless buoy. All control modules were run embedded and monitored by a graphical user interface (GUI) which ran top-side. A live demonstration allowed trial participants to control the vehicle through the SeeTrack interface while the vehicle transited in, inspected and neutralised a target.
"This trial was a great success for both the team at SeeByte and our partners. The hard work, dedication and support paid off when we saw the excitement resonating at the demo. It was a sign of great things to come," mentioned Dr. Scott Reed, Engineering Manager at SeeByte.
SeeTrack Military has become the de facto standard smart technology for the worldwide defence market. Showcased in a multitude of military situations, this product is currently used by Navy teams to identify man-made underwater objects, search and recovery missions and to enhance the capabilities of their remote vehicles, marine mammals and divers. As a result, our customers are saving time, money and valuable man-hours while reducing unnecessary risk for the human operators who eventually have to interface with the underwater objects.