Sonardyne, a developer of tracking, communication, and positioning technologies for unmanned maritime systems, has released an article detailing the use of unmanned surface vessels (USVs) to support remote and over-the-horizon operations for unmanned/autonomous underwater vehicles (UUVs/AUVs) and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).
The article explains:
- Why support vessels are often necessary for UUVs and ROVs
- How USVs can be used as support vessels in applications such as oil & gas operations and mine countermeasures
- The use of subsea acoustic positioning to facilitate the interoperation of surface and subsurface autonomous systems
- Remote control interfacing that removes the need for human operators in USV-UUV tracking and communication
Sonardyne provides a number of tracking, navigation and communications solutions that can enable remote operation of a ROV or UUV from a USV. To find out more, read the full article on Sonardyne’s website.