ExailECA Group is joining forces with iXblue and becomes Exail Learn more
See also
Learn more about

SWARMs early trial : ECA Group 's A9 AUV successfully demonstrates the efficency of its interferometric side-looking sonar

Friday, November 04 2016
The SWARMs project goals is to expand the use of underwater and surface vehicles in order to facilitate the conception, planning and execution of maritime and offshore operations and missions.During the early trials for this project, ECA Group successfully deployed the AUV A9-E equipped with interferometric side-looking sonar in a shallow water environment.

During the early trials of the SWARMS project, ECA Group deployed its A9 AUV equipped with interferometric side-looking sonar (phase differencing bathymetric sonar) in a shallow water environment (13-20m water depth).

This sonar has increased area coverage by close to 200% over more conventional multibeam echo sounders in shallow water. Repeat pass surveys were conducted, under different headings, to assess the repeatability of the bathymetric and in fine the accuracy.

A mockup target of a chemical pollutant was also deployed and successfully detected by the ECA Group Autonomous Underwater Vehicle AUV A9-E. These detections were handed over to inspection ROVs of other partners in the project for detailed inspection using forward-looking sonar and optical sensors (including stereovision). A large data set was collected in support of the research objectives of the project which include real-time quality assessment of the bathymetric data using a quality factor provided by the sonar manufacturer and map matching for improved navigation and change detection.

ECA Group A9-E for SWARMS  trials

The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle A9-E deployed during SWARMS early trials

ECA Group A9-E for SWARMS  trials

Interferometric Sonar data post processed using Perspective Software

ECA Group A9-E for SWARMS  trials

Creation of Bathy profile from A9-E mission data

ECA Group A9-E for SWARMS  trials

ECA Group also received a secial Mention for Best SWARMER Chef

ECA Group received special mention for Best swarmer chef

Learn more about SWARMs project

Learn more : A9-E / AUV / Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Contact Us

More Maritime news ?
R7 en mer 2 tr
Belgium selects Exail’s R7 ROVs to... MARITIME

Belgian Defense has ordered six R7 Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) from Exail. This...

Read More
Remote Hydrography 2024 | 27 -28 Feb... MARITIME

Exail is exhibiting at Remote Hydrography 2024, from 27 to 28 February 2024, in Dublin, UK.

Read More
Oceanology International 2024 | 12... MARITIME

Exail will be exhibiting at Oceanology International, from March 12 to14, 2024 in London (UK).

Read More
Sea Air Space 2024 | 08 - 10 April... MARITIME

Exail is exhibiting at Sea Air Space 2024, from 08 to 10 April 2024, in Maryland, US.

Read More
CANSEC 2024 | 29 - 30 May 2024 |... MARITIME

Exail is exhibiting at CANSEC 2024, from 29 to 30 May 2024  in Ottawa, Canada.

Read More
Belgium Naval & Robotics
Naval Group launches the first mine... MARITIME

The first of the twelve mine countermeasure vessels of the Belgian-Dutch rMCM programme, the M940...

Read More
Ocean Business 2023 | 18-20 April |... MARITIME

Exail is exhibiting at Ocean Business, from 18 to 20 April 2023, in Southampton, UK, the hands-on...

Read More
Colombiamar 2023|8 - 10 March | Exail... MARITIME

Exail will be exhibiting at Colombiamar, in Cartagena, Colombia, from 8 to 10 March 2023....

Read More
Exail's A18D underwater drone chosen... MARITIME

Exail, a specialist in underwater drone systems, has signed a contract with the DGA (the French...

Read More
HYDRO 2022 | 6 - 8 December | exail... MARITIME

Exail is exhibiting at Hydro 22, from 6 to 8 December, in Monaco, an annual event where...

Read More
copyright 2024 eca group© all rights reserved - legal terms - privacy policy - sitemap - A Groupe Gorgé company