HII Launches Odyssey Advanced Autonomy Suite

Odyssey can turn any ship or vehicle in any domain into an intelligent, robotic platform By Caroline Rees / 27 Jun 2022
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HII has launched Odyssey, a suite of advanced autonomy solutions for platforms in all domains. 

With capabilities including multi-vehicle collaborative autonomy, autonomous health monitoring, sensor fusion and perception, Odyssey can turn any ship or vehicle in any domain into an intelligent, robotic platform. 

Odyssey combines features from HII’s autonomy, REMUS UUV product line, and multi-vehicle, cross-domain capabilities. The suite offers scalable autonomy, from manpower reduction and remote control to fully autonomous capability aligned with industry open architecture standards, including Unmanned Maritime Autonomy Architecture (UMAA), Robot Operating System (ROS) and Data Distribution Service (DDS).

Odyssey is currently integrated on naval prototypes under development and has been fielded for more than 6,000 hours on 23 vessel types.

“The same base software can be integrated on unmanned systems across domains, including Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs),” said Duane Fotheringham, president of the Unmanned Systems business group at HII’s Mission Technologies division. “The technology enables collaboration and advances mission operations, while providing joint situational awareness. We’ve taken the best capabilities from our field-proven autonomous solutions and can integrate them on any manned or unmanned platform, to increase autonomy and enhance distributed operations.”

The introduction of Odyssey follows the successful rapid integration and demonstration of HII’s suite of solutions with third-party autonomy products onto an HII USV platform, demonstrating its open architecture and flexibility.

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact