April 11, 2019

Kongsberg Maritime has launched its latest unmanned surface vehicle (USV) at an event in Southhampton. The GeoPulse USV includes the company’s latest lightweight sub-bottom profiler, allowing the vehicle to map environments beyond the limits of conventional platforms – either autonomously or remote-controlled – up to a range of 2km.

The GeoPulse USV’s electric motors provide six hours’ endurance at a survey speed of six knots, with an interchangeable battery pack. Its compact form factor and agility enables coverage of areas inaccessible by more conventional launches, while adaptable digital processing and waveform selection technology (2-18Khz) ensures that the optimal power signature, pulse shape and configuration can be chosen to suit a broad range of specific survey tasks. Read more…