Using a versatile custom built USV (Unmanned Surface Vessel), we provide aquatic habitat sonar imaging using intelligent autonomous auto pilot programming and sonar transducer combined with aquatic vegetation mapping software to produce detailed aquatic habitat imagery.
As a fully unmanned, autonomous and portable service, we are able to survey aquatic habitats in bodies of water where large motor boats are impractical or unauthorised. This is a service aimed at aquatic resource management, and allows a wider scope of possibilities for surveying bottom characteristics of waterbodies.
The USV is constructed from tough GRP, is light weight and can be deployed in a range of environments. Propelled by two brushless shrouded thrusters, with a 10kg working payload.
Onboard, in secure weather sealed hatches, are long endurance Lithium Ion batteries, PX4 autopilot and Herelink controller units, onboard HD camera and a custom fabricated sonar transducer adjustable pole and bracket.
The USV is piloted using a Herelink controller which is an integrated remote controller, ground station and wireless digital transmission system, paired with a PX4 auto pilot system for unmanned vehicles. This integrated controller and auto pilot allows for autonomous and RC control, 1080 HD video and telemetry data to be transmitted simultaneously on one channel which allows for a small working foot print.
The controller is loaded with a ground control software that allows for mission planning and configuration as well as mission map display showing the USV position, tracking, waypoints and USV instruments. Live video streaming is also viewed.
Sonar data logs from the survey area are recorded to the onboard SD card and downloaded to run through an aquatic habitat imaging software to create the following imagery:
AQUATIC VEGETATION (Prescence/Absence)
AQUATIC VEGETATION (BioVolume)
VEGETATION DATA REPORTS
GOOGLE EARTH LAYERING
WATER BODY STATISTICS
• 1000mm L x 700mm W x 460mm H
• Weight 16kg, Payload 10kg
• 100% battery operated
• x2 350 watt brushless shrouded thrusters
• 3.8 knots max speed, 1.9 knots working speed
• Shoreline or boat launch-able
• 2-4hr run times, field swappable batteries
• Autonomous & RC controlled
• Long range Autonomous distance
• Front facing HD camera
• Tough GRP construction
completewaters offers two packages to suit the needs of our clients.
The basic package is designed to give three detailed aquatic habitat images without the requirement for vegetation reports.
The advanced package is designed to give a detailed visual representation of the waterbody as well as aquatic vegetation reports.
See the table below for the deliverables for each package. If there is further information you are looking to obtain, reach out as we are open to all ideas and custom deliverables.