OceanServer, YSI Launch New AUV for Collecting Water Quality Data

OceanServer Technology has partnered with YSI Integrated Systems & Services to combine the Iver3 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) land the YSI EXO water quality system to create the i3XO AUV.

The i3XO EcoMapper AUV is based on the Iver3-580 AUV platform and utilizes the EXO water quality system to provide users water quality data, side scan sonar imaging, downward looking current profiling, and an option for bathymetric surveying.

The i3XO AUV used by government agencies, military, universities, contractors, and private organizations, the versatility of the i3XO system delivers a wide range of simultaneous monitoring capabilities.

The new compact EXO design provides new EcoMapper customers up to 8 water quality parameters (via 4 sensor ports). The 100 meter Iver3 based EcoMapper will benefit from extended bottom lock range (up to 80 Meters), forward looking Object Avoidance, swappable battery section along with new chirp based sonar systems, the company explains.