OceanServer Technology recently participated in the first ever Unmanned Warrior (UW) in Loch Alsh, Scotland. Part of Joint Warrior, the semiannual, United Kingdom- led training exercise is designed to provide NATO and allied forces with a unique multi-warfare setting in which to prepare for global operations.
The event also provides a stage for valuable research and training, on the latest in autonomous naval technologies while simultaneously strengthening international interoperability. Multiple Iver AUVs were put in active roles by members of the Royal Navy, US Navy and the Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC). The Iver-3 systems were used in a segment of Unmanned Warrior known as Hell Bay, during which groups of underwater vehicles demonstrate how they collaborate to carry out autonomous tasks like target location and recognition.
Several of the Iver3 AUVs were equipped with SeeByte Neptune, an open architecture enabling autonomous multivehicle collaboration. Designed to enhance Mine Counter-Measure (MCM) missions, the system offers launch and recovery software management, water column flight management, static and dynamic exclusion zones, survey and re-acquire tasks, and real-time progress and status monitoring. The Iver3 MCM systems come equipped with high resolution side-scan sonar, RDI Explorer DVL w/ADCP, WHOI Micro modem, Iridium Communications and an operator console.
OceanServer Technology, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of man-portable Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), three axis digital compasses and high efficiency Lithium Ion battery solutions. The Iver3 AUV is an affordable, commercial vehicle used by customers around the globe for sensor development, water quality, general survey work, sub-surface security and research. Systems are capable of operating unattended for up to 7-10 hours while carrying a variety of sophisticated payload options. OceanServer Technology is a privately held company headquartered in Fall River, MA USA.