SeaRobotics and Xylem Complete First HYCAT Production Run
SeaRobotics has completed the first production run of the HYCAT Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) in partnership with Xylem, USA.
The ASV, capable to conduct hydrographic surveys, is offered by both Xylem and SeaRobotics.
HYCAT is equipped with a full complement of hydrographic sensors including the SonTek M9, YSI EXO2 Multiparameter Sonde, Hemisphere AtlasLink RTK GNSS, HYPACK Max onboard data acquisition and processing software, an onboard Windows 10 Data Acquisition Computer, as well as an Imagenex Side Scan Sonar system.
“SeaRobotics is excited about the completion of HYCAT’s first production run and its partnership with Xylem and its broad range of sensor and software support companies,” said Don Darling, president of SeaRobotics.
“We funneled 18 years of multidisciplinary ASV design & development experience into HYCAT. The end result is a leap forward for this technology and the hydrographic survey industry. Our goal was to set the bar for safe, intuitive, autonomous survey systems. We did that with HYCAT. This is a product we and our strategic partners Xylem YSI, SonTek, & HYPACK are proud to offer,” added Geoff Douglass, ASV development manager at SeaRobotics.