January 2014 – SeeByte, the global leader in creating smart software for unmanned maritime systems, has successfully integrated SeeTrack Neptune with the OceanServer Iver2 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for the use of Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC).
The SeeTrack Neptune software provided DRDC with a platform to design its own autonomous routines for the Iver2 vehicle and to perform collaborative multi-vehicle operations with other Allied nations. The capability was demonstrated in Halifax to the Royal Canadian Navy in early October.
On behalf of DRDC, Mae Seto commented: “The integration of the SeeTrack Neptune software with the OceanServer Iver2 platform demonstrates the flexibility of running this software on an AUV manufactured by a different vendor than in the past. This flexibility, and the inherent interoperability that follows, is a factor in the future of Navy-run AUV technology, and being able to demonstrate this to our Royal Canadian Navy customer was an achievement.”
SeeTrack Neptune is an adaptive planning tool for optimising the execution of AUV operations. It supports high-level goal-based mission descriptions and allows the matching of mission requirements against vehicle(s) capabilities. SeeTrack Neptune also includes behaviours capable of adapting the mission based on changes in the environment, assets and mission objectives; benefits which will be useful for future Navy AUV operations.
SeeTrack Neptune can be run through SeeTrack Military, the leading technology used by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Clearance Divers around the world, to achieve success in managing their off-board assets during dangerous and demanding missions.