Bluefin Robotics, a leading provider of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), announces the successful integration of the Solstice - the newest generation of search and classify side scan sonar with integrated swath bathymetry sonar - into the Bluefin-12 AUV. The company collaborated with Sonardyne International, Ltd., (Hampshire, UK) to make the integration and demonstration possible in just one month. The results from payload testing offer imagery of higher quality than imagery from conventional sonar currently available.
"We are pleased with how quickly we were able to integrate the sonar and collect high-quality data," said Will O'Halloran, Marine Operations Manager at Bluefin Robotics. "The imagery is some of the best I have seen in my 10 years of operating AUVs and reviewing data sets. The Solstice sonar is an excellent payload option for our clients who want exceptional imagery from low-logistics, rapidly-deployable AUVs."