ASSOCIATIONS, ORGANIZATIONS, UNIVERSITIES, COMPANIES
(Iverauv) OceanServer Technology
builds a new low cost Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), Iver2, ideal
for coastal applications such as hydrographic surveys. This state of the art
vehicle incorporates the latest mission planning software and OceanServer's
scalable battery system. The product is in qualification this summer and
will be shipping to customers in early 2007
Bluefin designs, manufactures
and operates Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). Bluefin AUVs are designed
for operation at depths of 6000 meters. Based on units sold they are the
largest supplier of AUVs to the commercial and scientific market. Phone:
617-498-0028 | Fax: 617-498-0067 | firstname.lastname@example.org |
email@example.com Located next to MIT's campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
C&C Technologies, co-developer
of the HUGIN 3000 AUV and has been performing deep water commercial operations
since January 2001. As of last month, they have completed more than 19,000
Kilometers of deep water survey lines for a variety of clients worldwide
Cybernetix - ALIVE the development of a new fast intervention AUV, with
DeepC, - The German
AUV development project, STN ATLAS Elektronik GmbH, Germany
AUV, "Marie" a new AUV for wreck inspection and mapping, France
Hydro Products, UK - Aberdeen, Scotland, AUV technology sales/service, Tel:
44 (0) 1224 708908
Hydroid, E. Falmouth, MA - Company
that manufactures and markets the small, light weight "REMUS" Autonomous
Underwater Vehicle (originally designed by WHOI).
Hylands Underwater Vehicles,
HUV is a small, privately-owned research & development company that focuses
on very small autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and the software that
ISE, International Submarine engineering,
manufacuring ROV, AUV submersibles and ROV components, manipulators, controls
Simrad "Hugin" series AUV
MacArtney A/S, Manufacturers of ROV
handling Equipment, Towed Vehicles & Associated Underwater Equipment.
Maridan A/S is the world leader in
manufacturing and using Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) to perform
underwater surveys for the offshore industry. Address: Maridan A/S, Agern
Alle 3, DK-2970 Hørsholm, Denmark, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone:
+45 45 76 40 50, Fax: +45 45 76 40 51
Nekton Research, LLC Durham,
NC, focuses on biologically-inspired design of AUVs
PERRY Technologies, Manufacturers of AUV's and ROV's for the Research &
Defense industry, Tel: 1-407-842-5261, Fax: 1-407-842-5130
Sias/Patterson, Inc. - developer of
a commercial, multipurpose, networkable AUV using off-the-shelf components.
Webb Research Corporation (WRC)
- Slocum glider: This long-duration autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is
rated to 200 meters and is propelled by a variable buoyancy engine (no propeller)
at an average horizontal speed of 0.4 meter/second.
Manta UUV, Weapons Technology and Undersea Systems Department Naval Undersea
Warfare Center, Division Newport,USA
ALISTER : a new multipurpose AUV, Société ECA France, a new
multipurpose AUV for undersea mine-warfare, survey, inspection and intervention.
(Boeing-Oceaneering-Fugro N.V.) operates at water depths to 3,000 meters
(around 10,000 feet) and is a more cost-effective alternative for gas, oil,
and telecommunications companies seeking to collect deep-water swath bathymetry
data, to survey natural and man-made seafloor features, and to profile sub-bottom
marine sediments. In contrast to a traditional towed survey system that requires
the use of a long umbilical cable to transmit information back to a tow-vessel,
Echo Ranger internally stores data from survey sensors for download upon
vehicle recovery. In addition, for real-time data observation and quality
control, the AUV can also transmit survey data back to the mother ship through
the water column via an onboard acoustic modem. A similar modem arrangement
sends operating instructions to the vehicle and receives critical feedback
on system performance.
Hafmynd - Autonomous Underwater Monitoring
Gavia: A Modular Compact AUV for Deep
and Shallow Waters, CTO Hafmynd Ltd Iceland, Gavia is a small modular AUV
that can be configured for a variety of underwater tasks. It can accommodate
a range of sensors including digital cameras and side scan sonar and several
navigation options, yet it is small enough to be deployed by one or two people.
Gavia is available in two basic versions: Gavia Offshore is depth rated to
2000m and Gavia Coastal is depth rated to 200m.
Italy: Consiglio Nazionale
delle Ricerche (CNR-IAN) Robotics Department, Genova
The Robotics Department at CNR-IAN
was set up in 1989 to advance understanding in marine robotics, particularly
concerning Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) and tele-operated systems.
Areas of research: Intelligent Control, Navigation Control, Acoustic
Localization & World Modeling, Underwater Manipulation.
- AMADEUS Project (Advanced Manipulation for Deep Underwater Systems)
- ROBY, ROBY 2, and ROMEO UUVs (tethered ROVs)
- SARA Project (Sottomarino Autonomo Robotizzato Antartico)