Search & Recovery Applications

Asset Location

Hydroid AUVs have been used in subsea asset location surveys for over a decade. Operations have included searches for downed aircraft, sunken vessels and marine forensic investigations.  These AUVs carry state-of-the-art sonars that efficiently map vast areas of the seafloor and allow users to identify objects of interest in both shallow coastal water and the dark depths of the open ocean. After identifying objects with sonar, the AUVs can be programmed to get visual confirmation using cameras that are co-located with the sonars on the AUV. With vehicles that can survey from 0 to 6000 meters, combined, both companies’ AUVs can effectively search 98% of the world’s oceans.

AVAILABLE MARINE ROBOTS

Marine Archaeology

Marine archaeology, at depths beyond the capabilities of scuba divers, was a difficult proposition before the development of AUVs. Today, AUVs are cost-effective tools for locating, identifying and surveying archaeological sites in water depths up to 6000 meters. AUVs that integrate sonar and optical instrumentation are ideal for conducting high-resolution bottom surveys and producing photomosaics of an archaeological site with exceptional detail. AUVs give archaeologists both a wide area and fine detail perspective of sites that would be unimaginable using traditional methods. 

AVAILABLE MARINE ROBOTS
Asset Location
Marine Archaeology