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Dynautics Adds Hover Functionality to USV Autopilot

Published: 30 Nov 2020 by

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Dynautics has upgraded its E-Boat autopilot module for USVs (unmanned surface vessels) with the addition of hover functionality, which allows survey operators to pause the data collection process in order to perform vital tasks such as equipment checking, data validation, or clearance of obstructions.

The Dynautics E-Boat Module, which is designed for electrically-propelled unmanned boats, is part of the Spectre range of autopilots, which provide reliable and precise vehicle control technology that has been developed over thousands of miles of navigation and across hundreds of vehicle types.

Dynautics’ E-Boat Survey Package Module (SPM) allows the user to focus on data collection with the confidence that the vessel is accurately navigating its automatically generated survey grid. The integration of the survey grid and vehicle control makes the survey quicker, less arduous for the user and less expensive to collect, and also provides higher quality data.

Henry Robinson, CEO of Dynautics, commented: “The new hover functionality allows the user to take a breath, pause, and know that their vessel is maintaining its position. It will stem the current or wind as necessary to remain where it is, or close by until you decide to continue. This is a step-change in the control of unmanned electrically propelled vessels.”

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