In September Oceanalpha associating with South Group took part in INTERGEO 2017 held in Berlin which confirmed its position as the geo-IT, after three incredibly successful days in Berlin, INTERGEO 2017 has drawn to a close.
After three days of showcasing products and solutions, Oceanalpha as Chinese navigator of USV successfully attracted audience’s eyeballs by disseminating information and promoting lively interaction at the conference.
South Group as Oceanalpha important cooperative partner also achieved the localization for survey equipment, for example the total station, GNSS products, Theodolite, Distance Meter, and becoming the leader for Chinese survey equipment manufacture. According to the qualification test from the National Administration of Surveying and Geo-information, South Group already owing the technology for world-advanced level in TOP4.
Mounting the high-performance surveying instrument-RTK allows our hydrographic surveying USV to complete kinds of surveying and mapping tasks perfectly.
In this exhibition, ME40 from Oceanalpha used for measuring bathymetry of river, reservoir and sea intelligently and autonomously taking place of traditional manner as an innovative high-tech product attracted numerous of purchasers in surveying and mapping industry especially from European countries and South America.
ME40 Autonomous Surface Vehicle is revolutionary force created by Oceanalpha in hydrologic investigation field, mainly applied to reservoir storage, dredge monitoring ,bathymetry hydrology survey and tailing dam and pond survey, featured by its extreme shallow draft , available for exploration on offshore coast, shoals and reefs enlarging explorable area. ME40 is a platform of autopilot vessel controlled by auto and manual mode switches and a new concept of hydrographic survey integrated with RTK & single-beam sonar offering accurate information by inertial navigation system, generating visible data diagram, correct survey data in real-time, ensuring accuracy and efficiency.
ME40—Hydrology measurement boat adopting trimaran hull design to ensure stably sailing with function of intelligent obstacle avoidance to avoid collision is made of fiberglass composite with Kevlar & carbon fiber which is anti-corrosion, low temperature resistance leading to be adaptable to any extreme environment , which max. speed can reach 5m/s, duration can reach 4hours and bear 10kg payload with data transferring covered in 5km.
In April 2015 ME40 is used to measure the depth of Jiangxinzhou shallow water area in Yangtze River. The survey shallow area is 50m to the bank and 4km long, in which are full of crushed stones underwater. It is impossible for working ship to survey in this area. Autonomous boat with low draft is perfect to operate in shallow area.
Equipped with base station , Teledyne Odom single beam echo sounder, ME40 Autonomous Surface Vehicle brings great convenience and high-effficiency at the following points:
1. Labor-costreduction:survey work can be easily operated by two pefrsonswithout a group of workers.
2. Coverage:ME40 survey boat only with 25cm low draft ensure the survey in shallow water area which big working ship is not able to enter.
3. Accurate Survey Line: The survey line will be created by software automatically and high accuracy can be reached by smart control of autonomous boat under RTK GPS navigation.
4. Monitoring and data output: Video monitoring and ultrasonic obstacle avoidance make sure safe operation on water, survey data can be stored and processed in the software.