Case Study: USV Surveying on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System

Published: 23 Jul 2019

Trimble has released a case study detailing how its high-precision GNSS technologies have helped the Aleyska Pipeline Service
Company to efficiently survey an 800 mile stretch of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.

Read the full case study here

CEE-USV with Trimble GNSS

The pipeline’s route crosses 34 major rivers and nearly 500 small streams, and needs to be periodically surveyed and inspected to ensure asset integrity, safety, and spill mitigation. Aleyska required a robust, easy to mobilise solution equipped with high-precision GNSS capabilities, and selected the CEE-USV unmanned surface vehicle with CEESCOPE-LITE single beam survey system, incorporating a fully integrated Trimble RTK GNSS BD970 receiver.

The case study details how the USV’s survey equipment provides efficient high-accuracy data, benefiting from RTK corrections delivered to the OEM Trimble RTK BD970 receiver inside. This data is used to create a precise map of the pipeline, including burial depths.

To find out more about how full GNSS integration can eliminate data limitations for USV surveying, download the full case study from Trimble’s website.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years.

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