EDINBURGH -- NCS Survey has chosen SeeByte’s AutoTracker for its autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) fleet. The AutoTracker technology enables AUVs to detect and track a pipeline. The system will be integrated into NCS Survey’s two recently acquired Gavia Offshore Surveyor AUVs.
The system has been trialed in recent operations with a Gavia AUV in Iceland, the company says. These trials have been followed with successful operations in Azerbaijan where NCS Survey, with support from Hafmynd and SeeByte, has been inspecting a number of pipelines in the landfall area. With AutoTracker, the AUV can be made to fly at a predetermined offset from the pipeline and the side-scan data can be kept in the sweet-spot for the duration of the survey, according to SeeByte.
NCS Survey to use SeeByte's AutoTracker for AUV fleet
NCS Survey has chosen SeeByte’s AutoTracker for its autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) fleet.