4D Nav’s Managing Partner Stewart Cannon commented ‘We are excited to be awarded this project and be part of the Ocean Infinity team. I believe this operation will be a game-changer in the seabed exploration world and points toward the future of the industry.’
The software will optimize the mission planning for all autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), unmanned surface vehicles (USV) and the multipurpose offshore vessel by applying deep learning technology. As the planned missions are being executed all of the autonomous vehicles and the host vessel will be tracked against their planned missions. If any deviations occur InfinityView will dynamically update the mission plan to allow corrective decisions to be made and executed.
‘This software is imperative for the coordination and monitoring of the multiple autonomous vehicles that will operate in the ocean simultaneously. 4D Nav’s experience and proven mission planning software, gives us confidence in the success of InfinityView,’ stated Jake Klara, Commercial Manager.
In the second quarter of 2017, Ocean Infinity will begin sea trials on the simultaneous operation of multiple autonomous vehicles to be used in the exploration of the seabed. The software, InfinityView is key in the ability to cover a large area of seabed economically and with more accuracy and efficiency.