A partnership has been signed between Danish software developer EIVA and UK Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) provider HydroSurv to supply autopilots for the lease fleet of USVs.

EIVA’s hydrographic survey software, NaviSuite Kuda, will be integrated with the technology on HydroSurv’s REAV-28 design of USV to enable operators to analyse MBES data (Multibeam Sonar) in real time.

HydroSurv REAV-28 with EIVA integration

HydroSurv REAV-28 with EIVA integration

“The software can automatically calculate optimal runlines based on collected data and position,” says Martin Kristensen, EIVA VP Hardware Development. “Through streamlined integration with the autopilot, this results in precise line keeping, typically with an accuracy of +/- 15cm, even in sharp turns.

The equipment means that hydrographic surveys can be carried out in shallow water missions more intelligently and reliably, controlling the USV straight from the NaviSuite Kuda software to enable remote data collection and to yield immediately deliverable data.

”Working symbiotically on the development of high-quality, small equipment-sized USVs has seen EIVA develop a new core technology for commercial deployment onto HydroSurve’s 2.8 to 6m vessels,” said HydroSurv CEO David Hull.