The appointment reflects Fastwave's experience in providing integrated, real-time marine and subsea data acquisition systems for engineering, environmental, scientific and defense applications.
The Wave Glider is a low-profile, unmanned surface vehicle that is capable of long-range, extended deployments with minimal human intervention. It is propelled by wave generated energy, with solar panel arrays providing power for on-board communications, sensor payloads and computing.
Wave Gliders can be a valuable resource used to support and augment traditional vessel or airborne based maritime surveillance and survey missions. They can be deployed to hazardous areas or carry out long-term surveillance and marine data acquisition missions. With endurance of up to one year, and with no need for fuel, Wave Gliders can reduce costs compared to either surface or aerial assets — saving dollars, reducing risk, and increasing operational efficiency.
Fastwave Director Nick Daws commented " Wave Gliders provide complementary capabilities to our well established in-situ subsea and near-surface data acquisition systems. Fastwave's expertise with integrating sensor payloads and telemetry systems with mobile data platforms such as the Wave Glider enable us to offer specific mission configuration options for our clients, who have requirements such as marine mammal detection, maritime surveillance and dredge plume monitoring."
Liquid Robotics International Vice President Asia Pacific, Todd Kleperis added "Fastwave represents an innovative technology provider who has really pushed the bounds before in satellite telecommunications into Australia. We are very happy to welcome them on board as a channel partner in Australia. The need for Ocean Data services is enormous and Fastwave saw how Liquid Robotics, Wave Glider platform would benefit all of Australia."