New unmanned surface survey vessel from ASV Global UK



    ASV Global's C-Worker at sea  Unmanned surface vessel, the C-Worker by ASV Global


The C-Worker undergoing ocean trials in the Solent (English Channel)



ASV introduced C-Worker, a multiuse offshore unmanned surface vehicle developed to conduct subsea positioning, surveying and environmental monitoring for oil and gas operations.


C-Worker was demonstrated to members of the oil and gas and offshore surveying industries in January 2014 when ASV, alongside sister company C&C Technologies operated the vehicle in the Solent off Portsmouth, U.K. Fitted with a Sonardyne Gyro USBL acoustic positioning system, the vehicle successfully executed seabed positioning and Compatt calibration as well as station keeping and following survey lines.


C-Worker leverages technology from over 50 highly successful unmanned vehicles ASV has built to date. Additional technological advancements introduced in the C-Worker include the integration of a variety of offshore payload combinations including USBL, ADCP (current meter), CTD, Multibeam Sonar, Acoustic Telemetry, and Passive Acoustic Sonar (PAM) for marine mammal detection. Payloads can be developed by ASV or by customers who are supplied an empty payload frame and a software and power interface specification. The C-Worker’s navigation sensor suite is comprised of C-Nav DGNSS, color and light cameras, an infrared pan tilt camera, an x-band marine radar and AIS.


ASV Managing Director, Dan Hook, is quoted as saying: “The C-Worker represents a new way of working, enabling customers to operate safely in the most challenging environments, reducing the risk to personnel and saving costs”.


Having completed the build and commissioning of the first C-Worker, ASV are now underway with the production of the second. The vehicles will be operated and leased by ASV with options for bare-boat and full service solutions.


ASV and C&C Technologies will be attending this year’s Oceanology International, March 11-13, London. Visit them at stand K301.


ASV designs, builds and tests hydrodynamic models as part of its concept and feasibility studies. Tests are undertaken in a number of slow and high speed towing tanks and also in free running, open water conditions.






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Medium endurance small unmanned survey vessel


Another project from ASV, an endurance survey boat powered by solar and wind energy, with a diesel generator  backup. Nice one chaps.


DECEMBER 12 2013 - Portsmouth UK, ASV's latest vehicle, the widely anticipated C-Enduro has begun sea trials in Portchester UK.  The trials, organised by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), were attended by the potential users from NOC and Royal Navy personnel who saw the C-Enduro operate autonomously and follow various courses set out by ASV's control system - and as a publicity stunt spelling out the name 'ASV' as part of the navigation exercise.

The C-Enduro brings a step change in oceanographic data collection, with an endurance of up to three months enabled by its environmentally friendly power structure the vehicle can support up to 500 watts of payload power. The applications for the vehicle are vast, ranging from marine environmental surveying to security and defence roles.

The vehicle was developed under a UK Government-backed Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) intiated by the National Oceanography Centres (NOC) requirement for long endurance USVs for environmental research. The initiative is co-founded by the National Environmental Research Council (NERC), NOC's parent body, with the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and the Defence, Science, Technology Laboratories (DSTL). The team behind the development of the LEMUSV, led by ASV, includes Hyperdrive Ltd who investigated motor options and power management systems and Cranfield University who have conducted research into collision avoidance technologies.


The C-Enduro vehicle centres on a 'three pillar' energy system providing a flexible and fault tolerant solution to energy supply. Having researched and trialled various energy sources the team selected solar panels, a wind generator and a lightweight diesel generator. ASV studies showed that this selection, combined with efficient power management and command and control systems packaged in a rugged self-righting vehicle, provides the greatest likelihood of meeting the performance requirements.




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