Seafloor Systems, Inc., a provider of customized hydrographic mapping solutions for the survey and civil engineering communities, has designed the EchoBoat-G2 unmanned survey vessel (USV) that can execute survey missions via remote control or semi-autonomous, utilizing modified Mission Planner Drone software. With Seafloor’s AutoNav auto pilot module, the operator can preplan survey waypoints, upload via RF to the vehicle, and the EchoBoat drone will automatically execute the mission, going from waypoint to waypoint, then return to base.
Users can inspect, secure and maintain harbors with the EchoBoat-G2 USV integrated with a Sidescan Sonar, Multibeam sonar system or real-time 2D/3D imaging sonar.
With the EchoBoat-G2 it is now possible for harbor patrol and port police to run regular surveys, impromptu post-storm/event debris mapping or routine inspection survey missions, for example—all via remote control and Laptop on the dock.
Port and harbor management can efficiently and reliably search for sunken vessels, lost tools, objects and debris on the bottom. Additionally, with the EchoBoat-G2 USV, the search for objects, threats and contraband, attached to walls or vessels, can be located easier and more safely.
The lightweight, portable, multi-payload vehicle comes with lifetime support. It is made from non-corrosive materials and includes efficient dual-DC thrusters and an internal plug-and-play survey deck to seamlessly install a variety of sonar and navigational monitoring equipment. The design offers ease of control, flexibility, and repeatability—allowing harbor and port personnel to collect and analyze important data to ensure the safety and security of harbors and ports in their region.