Monday, October 2, 2023

MTR100: Greensea Systems, Inc.

Greensea Systems, Inc.
Richmond, Vermont,
President/CEO: Ben Kinnaman
No. of Employees: 23

Greensea Systems, Inc. is a leader in advanced robotic systems for high-level tasking, interoperability, and intervention. Greensea’s OPENSEA operating platform provides a fully distributed, open software framework for highly integrated systems across all brands of sensors, devices, and equipment while cutting-edge technologies for navigation and autonomy elevate system intelligence. One cohesive operator interface, Workspace, fuses system data into a comprehensive command and control center for streamlined workflow and improved productivity. Greensea’s commercial products are customizable and all are fully supported with documentation and field-experienced engineers.

Core competencies include:
• Interoperability, intervention, and high-level tasking for advanced robotic systems
• Full & supervised autonomy for surface, subsea, and diver vehicles including over-the horizon communications
• Systems integration and payload management
• Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)
• SWaP-C optimized navigation customized by application for heightened accuracy.

Differentiators include:
• Open, modular, brand-agnostic technologies
• Proprietary Extended Kalman Filter and patent-pending heading algorithms
• 800+ systems fielded across manned, unmanned, surface, and subsea
• Navigation and control

“A Breakthrough Year …”
2018 has been a year of breakthroughs and advancements for Greensea Systems, all based on the continued integration of OPENSEA as a platform for easy and cost-effective development of marine robotics. The highlights:

• Development of ACOMMS subsea texting accessory for the RNAV2. The ACOMMS accessory enables combat divers using the RNAV2 to text, share data, and track team members/other submerged assets within a 2km radius.

• EOD Workspace released. Built upon OPENSEA, EOD Workspace provides vehicle and  sensor agnostic navigation, control, and workspace for ever smaller ROVs (like VideoRay’s Mission Specialist series or Seabotix vLBV).

• SBIR/STTR Phase 1 funding to develop an Autonomous Hull Grooming Vehicle. This is based on the development of a multi-modal aided Inertial Navigation System (INS) specifically for hull-relative orientation, localization, and navigation combined with a proven autonomous control architecture for miniature water-borne robots and an intuitive mission-planning, quality assurance, and visualization Human Machine Interface (HMI) for supervising the hull grooming robot.

• OPENSEA is becoming widely accepted as a way for developers and OEMs to further their development process faster. Houston Mechatronics, Kraken, and Seatronics have adopted the OPENSEA platform.

The Tech
Greensea’s core technology, OPENSEA, is designed to reduce cost, reduce risk, and accelerate technology insertion within the marine industry. Its library-based, open architecture is fully distributed and includes the interfaces and utilities essential to robotics and the unmanned systems community including navigation, autonomy, and mission planning. New vehicles, equipment, and devices are easily integrated, minimizing risk and expense, by leveraging the OPENSEA library which confines new software to small, independent applications that are separate from proven, robust software. Deriving from the OPENSEA library, the OPENSEA application suite provides hundreds of distributed independent applications that work together as building blocks for a complete system.

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