LAUV – LIGHT AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE
The LAUV is a lightweight, one-man-portable vehicle that can be easily launched, operated and recovered with a minimal operational setup. The operation of the LAUV does not require extensive operator’s training. The LAUV is an affordable, highly operational and effective surveying tool. Starting at a basic functional system that includes communications, computational system and basic navigation sensors, the LAUV capabilities are built up adding optional payload modules
The LAUV – Light Autonomous Underwater Vehicle – is a rugged, effective, lightweight autonomous underwater vehicle. Designed to be simple to deploy, operate, and recover by a single person. The state-of-the-art open architecture allow users to easily integrate new instruments, actuators, algorithms and behaviours.
A LAUV basic functional system includes a computational system, radio communications and basic navigation sensors, the LAUV capabilities build up adding optional navigation, communications and payload modules.
The LAUV operation is supported by Neptus, the command and control software tailored for the operation of one or more vehicles. This advanced, but user-friendly, software framework covers all the different stages of the mission life cycle: configuration, planning, simulation, execution and post-mission data analysis.
The LAUV is a cost-effective and innovative system targeted at oceanographic, hydrographic and security and surveillance surveys
Security & Surveillance: Capable of performing underwater surveillance, mine counter measures, anti-submarine warfare or port security using sensors like cameras, echo sounders and scanning sonars.
Oceanography: Gathers biological data, such as salinity, temperature, turbidity or dissolved oxygen from an area and creates 2D and 3D maps.
Hydrography: Capable of mapping areas with sonar to find any sort of targets, such as ship wrecks, archaeological sites or any other submerged structure.
Inertial Navigation: Able to navigate independently of external references.
The market potential focuses not only on the sale and use of the LAUV, but also on the leasing / rental of the services that the vehicle is capable of carrying out. Leasing services can be seen as a way of testing operational capabilities before making a purchase.
Low-cost logistics and operation
Centralized collection and visualization of data from multiple sensors and vehicles
Robustness of operation near and far from coast
ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING & OBSERVATION
MARITIME SECURITY SAFETY & SURVEILLANCE
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