NCS Survey to use SeeByte's AutoTracker for AUV fleet

NCS Survey has chosen SeeByte’s AutoTracker for its autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) fleet.

Offshore staff

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.

07/30/2009

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