robot, waterjet diesel power - 50 hours duration
headquarters is situated in Norway’s technology capital, Trondheim. They
are a provider of innovative unmanned solutions for maritime operations in harsh environments.
They develop their vehicles in collaboration with civilian, governmental and military
partners. Their objective is to deliver high-quality data using products that are cost-efficient, reduce
risk exposure and are deployable in all conditions.
Unmanned Surface Vehicle systems is a
way of reducing risk saving costs, a useful method of maritime data acquisition in the surface zone.
are are currently looking at military/govermental applications as well as geophysical exploration and environmental monitoring.
The Mariner USV is a multipurpose unmanned vehicle built for a partner within the geophysical exploration industry. The vehicle is based on the successful PolarCirkel workboat and offers a very stable, unsinkable and near maintenance-free polyethylene hull. The Mariner can be built in a size that will make the vehicle fit into a standard 20 feet container for easy cargo shipping.
The Mariner is typically delivered with an inboard diesel engine with waterjet propulsion. The standard diesel tank of 250 liter gives the Mariner an endurance of more than 50 hours in typical survey speed. The USV operator monitors the Mariner and its installed payload from the Vehicle Control Station (VCS) which features electronic charts, engine and navigation info. The operator can monitor the surrounding sea areas from AIS, video and radar a information.
The Mariner is equipped with a large payload room of more than one cubic meter and can be equipped with a variety of surface and sub-surface sensors/payload types such as: EO/IR camera, radars, oceanographic instruments, hydroacoustic positioning systems, echo sounders (single and multibeam) and sonar systems etc. The sub-surface sensors can be mounted through a 300mm moon-pool in the mid area of the craft, and an elevator mechanism for sinking and lowering the sensor under the hull can also be installed.
Brattørkaia 11- Pirterminalen,
7010 Trondheim, Norway
Tel: +47 73 40 19 00
Committee F41 on UUV Standards
Undersea Systems Institute
Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations
Lab at MIT Sea Grant
Atlantic U's Advanced Marine Systems Lab
University (Scotland) Ocean Systems Lab
Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center
Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Sonar System for UUV Surveillance Tasks
Submersibles and Undersea Technologies
Navy Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) Master Plan
Hole Oceanographic Institute
Navy's Naval Undersea Warfare Center UUV Programs
Office of Naval Research
of American Scientists
Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
Control Aerial Photography Association
of Automotive Engineers
Department of Defense Science Board Report on Autonomy
Engineering for Autonomous Systems (SEAS) Defence Technology Centre (DTC)
Remote Sensing (EMRS) Defence Technology Centre (DTC)