Maridan A/S and Innovatum Ltd. announced a mutual cooperation agreement on developing new AUV-based cable tracker systems. MARIDAN 600 AUV will benefit from the latest high tech solution of this kind - a cable tracker that will be working without human intervention. All that remains is a short setup period before the AUV can be launched, then it will be fully programmed to acquire the information.
In a ROV survey, the cable tracker will have a fix link to the surface on a cable remote operator.The new AUV designed cable tracker system will be fully automatic in operation. The sensors are the same but the rest of the technology is entirely different. This development project has been extremely promising.
A number of in field trials prove the measurement accuracy of the system. The next step is to combine hardware and software in a configuration in order to mount it on the new MARIDAN 600 AUV. Finally by mid summer, both companies expect to be able to carry out cable tracker surveys based on AUV, which – they are certain – will be the survey vehicle of the future.