Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)
AOSCENT currently operates a 3000m Explorer Class AUV, built by International Submarine Engineering, as well as several Teledyne SLOCUM gliders.
The Explorer AUV is a large, traditional deep-diving survey vehicle. The addition of forward planes set the Explorer apart giving it unparalleled manoeuvrability and stability. The MUN Explorer is typically configured for high-resolution bathymetric surveys with an R2Sonic 2022 multibeam and EdgeTech 2200 side scan sonar and sub-bottom profiler. Because of the Explorer’s open and modular architecture, it can be reconfigured to carry a variety of scientific and survey payload by request.
AOSCENT staff are experienced with all aspects of AUV operations including mission planning, sensor integration, and offshore operations.
1.5m/s nominal, 2.5m/s max
GPS, INS, DVL, pressure (depth), USBL, obstacle avoidance
Radio, underwater acoustic
The Slocum gliders are smaller, buoyancy driven AUVs that boast long range and duration remote water column observation for academic, military, and commercial applications. The Slocum Glider can be deployed and recovered from any size vessel with minimal time on station.
Once the Slocum glider is deployed, it can easily be controlled from anywhere in the world through the use of web based piloting tools. This allows fleets of gliders to be operated remotely with minimal personnel and infrastructure.
Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Remotely Operated Vehicles