AUVs can now be prepared to use INNOVATUM SMARTRAK for cable and pipeline tracking missions. Recent, successful tests demonstrated fully autonomous Passive magnetic tracking of a submarine cable by AUV, using Smartrak.
INNOVATUM has released the AUV Data Protocol for a standard communications format between Innovatum Smartrak and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. The Data Protocol allows operators and manufacturers of AUV to prepare their AUVs for cable and pipe tracking tasks. The Data Protocol Document is available as free to download from INNOVATUM.
AUV-compatible SMARTRAK units will be also be available for rental from INNOVATUM.
Reducing the cost of locating offshore wind farm cables, both export and in-field cables, will play a significant part in overall cost- reduction during construction and subsequent maintenance of Offshore Windfarms. Use of AUVs to perform such tasks will contribute to lowering costs.
INNOVATUM Ltd. is a UK company that designs, manufactures and operates the only commercially successful, compact, low-powered cable and pipeline tracking system: SMARTRAK, which is now also available in an AUV-compatible version.