OceanServer Technology, a leading manufacturer of commercial Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), announces the continuation of a successful 10 year partnership with the launch of the next generation EcoMapper.
The i3XO EcoMapper AUV is based on the robust Iver3-580 AUV platform and takes advantage of YSI’s expertise in water quality solutions. The i3XO AUV utilizes the EXO water quality system to provide users high resolution water quality data, side scan sonar imaging, downward looking current profiling, and an option for bathymetric surveying.
Used by government agencies, military, universities, contractors, and private organizations, the versatility of the i3XO system delivers a wide range of simultaneous monitoring capabilities. The new compact EXO design provides new EcoMapper customers up to 8 water quality parameters (via 4 sensor ports).
The 100 meter Iver3 based EcoMapper will benefit from extended bottom lock range (up to 80 Meters), forward looking Object Avoidance, swappable battery section along with new chirp based sonar systems. Shipments for the system have already started and additional information can be found here.
The Iver Platform
All Iver3 AUV models come standard with OceanServer’s VectorMap Mission Planning and Data Presentation tool, which provides geo-registered data files that can be easily exported to other software analysis tools. This unique AUV design has enabled OceanServer to carve out a very strong position in the research space for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, sensors and behavioral studies. The VectorMap program can input NOAA ENCs or any geo-referenced charts, maps or photo images, allowing the operator to intuitively develop AUV missions using simple point-and-click navigation. The base vehicle gives university, government and commercial users an affordable base-platform for sensor development or survey applications in water quality, sub-surface security and general research.