Eelume Unveils All-Terrain AUVs

Eelume Unveils All-Terrain AUVs
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Eelume, a pioneer in underwater technology, proudly announces the launch of Eelume-S, an innovative All-Terrain Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (All-Terrain AUV) set to revolutionize underwater exploration.

Traditionally, AUVs have been limited in their accessibility to underwater environments. However, Eelume-S breaks these barriers by offering unparalleled versatility and sustainability in exploring previously inaccessible environments. Unlike conventional AUVs, the Eelume-S All-Terrain AUVs have 360 degrees of agile maneuverability in roll and pitch, which hugely expands the operational envelope of utilizing AUVs for exploration, inspection, and monitoring of critical and complex underwater environments.

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"Our commitment to advancing oceanic exploration while minimizing environmental impact has led us to develop the Eelume-S series," said [Thomas Nygaard], CEO of Eelume. "With its ultra-high-quality data capture, superior maneuverability, and easy operation, Eelume-S empowers researchers, scientists, and marine enthusiasts to delve deeper into the mysteries of the ocean.”

Key Features of Eelume-S:

Ultra-High-Quality Visual Mapping: Eelume-S contains a 4K still image acquisition system from VOYIS with LED panels providing up to 480.000 lumens of light; this results in stunning optical imagery, bringing autonomous ocean exploration to new heights.

Ultra-High-Quality Bathymetric Mapping: The Wavefront Solstice Multi-Aperture Sonar enables Eelume-S to carry out class-leading bathymetric mapping with a 200 m swath and resolution down to 3 cm.

Easy Operation: Designed for user-friendliness, Eelume-S simplifies mission planning and execution, allowing users to focus on discoveries.

Portable: With sizes ranging from 45 to 75 kg, Eelume-S units are easily deployable, even from small vessels or directly from shore.

Close Proximity Imaging: Eelume-S offers unparalleled capabilities in capturing 3D photogrammetry and photomosaic of underwater environments and structures through its ability to track along hilly and inclined seabed with fixed altitude down to 1 m.

All-Terrain Mapping: With 360 degrees of freedom in roll and pitch, Eelume-S enables safe and sustainable exploration even in challenging underwater terrains.

Autonomous Operation: Whether fully or semi-autonomous, Eelume-S facilitates goal-based mission planning and in-mission data processing.

Eelume-S is poised to transform the landscape of underwater exploration, offering a cost-effective solution that enhances understanding of oceanic spaces while mitigating risks and reducing carbon emissions associated with data collection endeavors.


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