Neptune is an autonomy system for fleets of uncrewed maritime vehicles that uses adaptive goal-based planning and automatic matching of areas and objectives to available assets in order to provide optimal mission execution.
Compatible with a wide range of AUVs and ROVs, Neptune assigns goal-based mission plans built on common behaviours such as surveying an area, investigating a target, or loitering, which are then executed using advanced embedded autonomy behaviours. This goal-based planning with flexible asset and task reassignment has been proven to allow faster mission planning with fewer errors.
The system’s unique decentralised autonomy architecture allows multiple tasks to be run in parallel, with automatic malfunction management and task handover in response to failure or changes in the environment.
Information is shared across the entire fleet where possible and vehicles can continue to operate even in comms-denied environments.
Neptune has been selected by the US, UK, Canadian, and Dutch Navies for use in Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Mine Countermeasure missions.