iXblue and ECA Group lately demonstrated profitable subsea asset monitoring in shallow waters utilizing iXblue Gaps M7 USBL (Extremely Quick BaseLine) positioning system and ECA Group new R7 ROV (Remotely Operated Automobile). Hosted by their native accomplice THESTA, a Polish firm offering maritime navigation companies and communication techniques for the protection sector, the demonstration was organized for the Polish Naval Academy and NAVSUP 2022 attendees with the goal of displaying that correct positioning of underwater targets is feasible in a probably hostile and fast-approaching setting, in coastal areas characterised by shallow waters and sometimes restricted entry.

As a part of the mission state of affairs, ECA Group’s R7 ROV investigated objects and constructions submerged within the shallow waters of the Baltic Sea in Gdynia harbor. iXblue Gaps M7 USBL acoustic positioning system was deployed to geolocate the R7 ROV and proper its trajectory in actual time. A hard and fast transponder was additionally positioned a number of tons of of meters away from the vessel, at solely 5 meters deep. The trials had been carried out in water depths of seven to 10 meters, surrounded by many docks and vessels inflicting vital acoustic echoes.Regardless of difficult acoustic circumstances, the positioning of the ROV and the transponder was secure and correct.


iXblue and ECA Group Display Subsea Asset Monitoring to Polish Naval Academy

“The R7 ROV together with the Gaps M7 USBL acoustic positioning system is ready to transmit data precisely, even in noisy and tough acoustic environments. They each allow quick operation in addition to common and fast place updates, even in very shallow waters, which is a particular asset for the navies, given their want for a quick, clear and concise image of the battlespace to shortly maneuver naval forces within the subject,” says Cezary Majchrowicz, Technical Director at THESTA.

Extraordinarily environment friendly in shallow waters, Gaps M7 ensured wonderful horizontal monitoring capabilities with omnidirectional protection and 200° acoustic aperture. With no calibration required, it was straightforward to deploy and able to use, saving treasured operational time on the sphere. The ROV inspection was profitable regardless of the low visibility. Such environments make using conventional cameras unattainable, however the HD acoustic inspection digicam carried out remarkably, offering high-resolution information with superior localization accuracy. The R7 combines the compactness and maneuverability of mini-ROVs with the efficiency and energy {of professional} observation-class ROVs. It embeds a variety of fast-equipped payloads and operates properly beneath harsh sea circumstances, making it the proper ally of Navies for fast and environment friendly subsea interventions.

iXblue and ECA Group Demonstrate Subsea Asset Tracking to Polish Naval Academy
iXblue and ECA Group Display Subsea Asset Monitoring to Polish Naval Academy