Teledyne RD Instruments (TRDI) has received an order for ten custom-designed Explorer Doppler Velocity Logs (DVLs) to pro-vide precision navigation and current profiling capability onboard OceanServer Technology’s Iver3-580 Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs).
Teledyne said the vehicles are designed for customers and applications which include the U.S Navy Fleet survey team for littoral data collection to support the Warfighter’s needs the Canadian Government for Advanced Mine-Counter-Measures Research several universi-ties for various research programs and commercial survey providers doing coastal engineering projects. This brings the total number of DVLs ordered by OceanServer for integration onto IVER AUVsystems to 66.
The Explorer DVL provides a solution for navigation aboard small underwater platforms such as IVER AUVs gliders disposable vehicles inspection class ROVs and diver plat-forms. The DVLs supplied to OceanServer are custom designed to meet the vehicle’s unique size weight and power requirements as well as provide onboard navigation and ocean current profiling functions.