July 2018 – SeeByte are delighted to announce they have been presented with an award as part of The Technical Cooperation Programme (TTCP) Team Achievement Awards held at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). Other members of the team include, The Royal Navy MASTT, QinetiQ and Dstl.
The award, accredited by TTCP Principals, is presented in recognition of the significant contribution made toward improving the performance and survivability of maritime unmanned systems through the development, testing and demonstration of autonomy for mine countermeasures.
The TTCP program has seen the progressive development of Dstl’s Maritime Autonomy Framework (MAF), with SeeByte’s Neptune software providing the basis of the autonomy system. Neptune is an adaptive planning tool for optimising the execution of autonomous vehicle operations. It supports high-level goal-based mission descriptions and allows the matching of mission requirements against the vehicles’ capabilities. Neptune also includes behaviours capable of adapting the mission based on changes in the environment, assets and mission objectives.
SeeByte’s Engineering Manager, Dr Pedro Patron said, “We are proud to have been given the opportunity to participate in all TTCP trials to date. This award is the result of a profound joint effort from a highly qualified team capable of overcoming any challenges to continuously deliver year-on-year novel cutting edge autonomous capabilities to our fleet of Navy operators in the most demanding scenarios”.
TTCP is an international organization that collaborates in defence scientific and technical information exchange; program harmonization and alignment; and shared research activities for the governments of United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.