Portuguese Navy Hydrography Training with EQS Falcon ROV

Portuguese Navy Hydrography Training with EQS Falcon ROV
Saab Seaeye Falcon robot deployed during training exercises aboard a Portuguese Navy hydrographic vessel with EQS (Environment Quality Services).

Training exercises aboard a Portuguese Navy hydrographic vessel have been completed by EQS (Environment Quality Services) using their Saab Seaeye Falcon robot.

Teams from the Portuguese Hydrographic Institute and EQS undertook several exercises over three days on board the Portuguese Navy vessel Andrómeda, commanded by First Lieutenant Ribeiro de Carvalho, off the coast of Portugal.

The main objective was to verify the operability and functionalities of the systems in their various configurations along with the spectrum of commitment, says Carlos Rodrigues of EQS..

This included basic navigation, object collection, integration of sonar systems and exercises with a USBL positioning system.

Falcon 2jpegTeams from the Portuguese Hydrographic Institute and EQS undertook several exercises involving the Falcon, including basic navigation, object collection, integration of sonar systems and exercises with a USBL positioning system

The Seaeye Falcon remotely controlled underwater vehicle allows for extended observation of the sea floor and underwater structures, explains Carlos Rodrigues, making it possible to increase the ship's scientific research capabilities.

Falcon 2jpegThe crew aboard the Portuguese Navy vessel Andrómeda, off the coast of Portugal, commanded by First Lieutenant Ribeiro de Carvalho.

Chosen for its power and task range, typically found in much larger robotic vehicles, the Falcon’s module-focussed iCON™ intelligent distributed control architecture makes adding and changing systems easy and future-flexible for evolving technologies.

Falcon 4The world’s top-selling robotic vehicle in its class, performing thousands of hours of undersea operations, the Falcon offers the versatility, power and control intelligence needed to perform a vast array of tasks.

The world’s top selling robot of its class, with a reliability record covering over a million hours underwater, the Falcon’s proven success comes from being a reliable, easy to use, meter-sized, intelligent, powerful, five-thruster, highly manoeuvrable, multi-tasking, robot, depth rated to 1000 meters.

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