Systems Involved

LAUV - Light Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

The LAUV is an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle targeted at innovative standalone or networked operations for cost-effective oceanographic, hydrographic and security and surveillance surveys. A robust and reliable vehicle for oceanographic upper water-column or bathymetric measurements, the vehicle can operate for more than 24 hours at a maximum speed over ground of 6 Knots. It comes with a host of sensors suitable for specific oceanographic or security applications and is now built and marketed by OceanScan MST in Porto.

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X8 Flying Wing

The X8 Skywalker is a low-cost COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf) vehicle, modified at LSTS, which allows for quickly deployable monitoring and surveillance missions. It's a vehicle perfected for low altitude reconnaissance scenarios, with live video feed, and for remote sensing scenarios. The vehicle controller has been modified to work with the LSTS networked toolchain for advanced concepts in ocean science and engineering.

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Manta Gateway

The Communications Gateway is a hub that supports wireless and acoustic communications. The portable low-cost system allows multiple communication protocols to be used seamlessly, including Iridium, 802.11 and GSM for networked operations over land or sea.

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Wavy Drifter

Wavy is a simple and low-cost drifter for oceanographic current measurements. The core of the technology is based on a low cost SPOT tracker encased in a water resistant resin. It is easily deployable given its small size, weight and shape, and a great solution for operations demanding simple logistics, low budget and multiple measurements.

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NRP Almirante Gago Coutinho

NRP Almirante Gago Coutinho, was previously in service with the US Navy. On September, 1999, it became part of the Portuguese Navy fleet and converted into a hydrographic research vessel. The vessel is currently owned and operated by Instituto Hidrografico, in Lisbon.

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