AUV Command & Control
- Persistent change detection
- Real time reporting
- Secure navigation, communication, and data transfer
- Wireless docking and power
Unmanned underwater vehicles are a key component to surveying, sanitizing, and monitoring the underwater domain. Effective and persistent change detection and real time reporting are important characteristics of security C4ISR. seatooth® allows a UUV to keep in contact with shore controllers when controlling unmanned vehicles in a busy scenario and avoids UUVs operating in the same strata as manned surface craft.
Tethered vehicles are impractical in this environment and acoustic transmissions suffer from acoustic interference, reverberations, and multipath propagation. A pattern of radio transceivers on the sea bottom allows secure navigation, communication, and data transfer to a semi-autonomous underwater vehicle.
seatooth® takes the command & control application one step further by enabling a power + data docking station which allows a fleet of underwater vehicles to operate continuously; only needing to surface for maintenance. Presence of the vehicles remains covert. Today's WFS products transfer data underwater by patented broadband underwater Wi-Fi signals and power is transferred by inductive transformer coupling. Power to the docking station can be supplied by hard wire or by a wave power generator.