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L3 ASV to Conduct UK Autonomous Navigation Study

ASV’s T-TRIG project will begin by exploring the characteristics of navigational data and charts in terms of what they comprise, their structure and how they are updated.“Current navigational data and charts have been developed over centuries to be read and interpreted by humans,” said Dan Hook, Senior Director of Business Development at L3 ASV. “Today, and over the coming decade, more and more marine vessels will be operating unmanned, and the charts will be read by computers.”The project will identify the technical data requirements to enable the development of a Smart Chart

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An Industry in Change

no excuse for that,” explains Johnson.   More Competition, More Innovation There is a bigger hunger for data from the ocean than ever before, yet the cost of sending ships is still high. With the rise of autonomous platforms, robotics is leading the race as people are turn to alternatives. Dan Hook, Senior Director - Business Development at ASV Global, said “People want more data, which is just getting harder and harder with conventional means forcing people to look elsewhere. That is encouraging more people to setup robotics companies and encouraging more people to fit sensors onto

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Oceanology International '18: Conference Schedule Finalized

. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), NOAA; Matt Mowlem, Head of the Ocean Technology and Engineering Group at the NOC; and Justin Manley, Founder of Just Innovation. The concluding Tuesday session will be part one of the Unmanned Vehicles & Vessels track, chaired by Steve Hall, CEO of SUT; Dan Hook, Managing Director of ASV Global; and Prof Russell Wynn, Chief Scientist of NOC's Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems. This will examine the potential dividends arising from the current and projected deployment of marine autonomous systems including ASVs, ROVs and AUVs. The first track scheduled

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ASV Global Records 1,000 Days of USV Operations

;s Maritime Autonomy Surface Testbed (MAST) based on the ‘Bladerunner’ hull shape. The event also showcased vehicles designed and built by ASV Global including the commercial vehicle C-Worker 5 and Thales’ mine countermeasures demonstrator platform ‘Halcyon’.    Dan Hook, Managing Director of ASV Global said, “Completing 1,000 days of unmanned operations during Unmanned Warrior, the world’s first large scale demonstration of maritime autonomous systems, couldn’t have been more timely. This exemplifies the increasing speed of adoption of ASV technology

Future Unmanned Naval Systems for MMCM Program

; Guénaël Guillerme, CEO of ECA Group: “ECA Group has been providing both French and UK navies with MCM subsea robots for nearly 40 years. We are proud that our wide and unique experience in Autonomous Underwater Vehicles is recognised by those two navies in MMCM program.” Dan Hook, Managing Director at ASV Global: “This contract culminates years of collaborative development work around the use of autonomous systems for MMCM applications. We’re excited to progress to this next stage of the contract which will see the build of the next generation of MMCM platform

Ministry of Defence has signed a licence agreement with ASV Global

MOD, ASV Global Ink USV Software Deal

, the intellectual property of which lies with Dstl.   This licencing agreement will enable ASV Global to exploit this technology across its current product range which offers Autonomous Surface Vehicles for both military and commercial applications.   ASV Global’s Managing Director Dan Hook said: “Working with Dstl has enabled ASV Global to design and test advanced autonomous capabilities. This technology will enable ASV Global to access new market areas as well as continuing to solidify our position as the leading autonomous surface vehicle system supplier”.   While

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ASV Expands into South America

by working alongside local universities and authorities.   “There are lots of opportunities in Brazil and South America for autonomous systems to offer cost savings and operational efficiencies in applications such as bathymetric survey, security, oil and gas and marine science,” said Dan Hook, Managing Director of ASV.   The new venture is being led by COPPE postgraduate and experienced naval architect Rafael Coelho, who spent five years at ASV’s U.K. headquarters as head of design. Under Coelho’s leadership the ASV design team delivered more than 80 ASVs for a variety

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newly produced C-Worker 5 vehicles (pictured above). These 5m ASVs are specifically designed to carry out hydrographic survey work.    Unit 12 Murrills Estate, Portchester, Hampshire, UK Phone: +44(0)23 9238 2573 Email: info@asvglobal.com Website: http://www.asvglobal.com CEO/President:Dan Hook Number of Employees: 70 Engeneering Director: Richard Daltry Chairman: Thomas S. Chance   (As published in the July/August 2016 MTR100 edition of Marine Technology Reporter

SeaWorker USV (Photo: ASV Global)

ASV Global Secures Orders for 6 New USVs

new bespoke SeaWorkers will each be fitted with an acoustic underwater positioning system to track the AUVs throughout shallow and ultra-deep waters. Using USVs to track the AUVs brings a step change in operational efficiencies with significant cost savings compared to using a traditional ship.   Dan Hook, Managing Director, ASV Global said, “The SeaWorkers have been designed specifically as a ruggedized workboat, capable of carrying large payloads and handling varying weather conditions and water depths. The ASView Control System will allow for the reliable and safe operation of the six vehicles

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View from the Top: Dan Hook, ASV

Earlier this year MTR met with Dan Hook, Managing Director of ASV, an innovator in the delivery of next-gen, high-tech autonomous vehicles. Hook discussed how ASV has evolved from a two-person start-up to a sector leader.   For our readers not familiar with ASV, please provide a brief overview of your company. ASV is a highly motivated team of people designing, building and operating Autonomous Surface Vehicles and their control systems. The company has approximately 70 employees with facilities in the UK and US. ASV provides systems to a wide number of users around the world in defense

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