Hydrographic survey is the most common and well-developed field in which unmanned surface vehicles are applied. Such surveys usually take long sail time and constant back and forth round-turns, posting significant challenges to the safety and wellness of surveyors.
The autonomous navigation system of our Hydrography survey USVs can release personal from such repeated, tedious works. Besides, with close cooperation with instrument manufacturers, our USVs are designed to provide the best support for instruments, such as single beam echo sounder, multibeam echo sounder, side-scan sonar, and ADCP to acquire high-quality data. Unique hull design, low noise engine, and advanced navigation algorithm are the core technologies that keep us leading in the industry.
OceanAlpha makes USV boats for water quality professionals that sample, monitor, or survey large areas of water surfaces. Traditional methods require at least two technicians in a full-sized boat, going from site to site to collect samples or make measurements. The application of unmanned boat reduces the amount of time, labor and equipment needed to collect water quality data. Our agencies have seen more than 6 times of improvements in efficiency when working with USVs, while simultaneously reducing risk by keeping technicians and full-sized vessels on shore.
There has been an increase in the use of autonomous patrol boats in extreme environments for reconnaissance and surveillance where demands for precision, endurance, and reliability are paramount. Maritime and border force customers work with us to develop unmanned patrol boats. At OceanAlpha, we have experience working with and developing various interfaces for propulsion systems, including outboard motors, diesel oil propellers, and water jets for high speed operations. Our USV is fitted with a high-resolution infrared camera, an electro-optical pod, 4G radar, AIS and a loudspeaker. It is an alternative to conventional maritime assets for port protection as well as the monitoring of specific areas or the observation of events too hazardous for humans.
Autonomous ships are part of the intelligent transportation, artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics methods of the future. They would create a significant revolution in the maritime industry, much like the impact cell phones have had on society. OceanAlpha’s autonomous system is a mix of AI, supervision and dispatch system technology, a cloud server and data communication technology that allows for collision avoidance. It offers the advantage of reducing the expense of crew members while reducing human error, therefore bringing down costs related to accidents and insurance. Meanwhile, the absence of human crews on board reduces the issue of piracy.