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Prototype Autonomous Inspection Vehicle – Heriot Watt University

PAIV (Prototype Autonomous Inspection Vehicle) is a hover capable AUV based on a converted inspection class ROV. The prototype vehicle was developed by Subsea 7 and Seebyte Ltd. On completion of proving trials, the Prototype AIV vehicle has now been donated to the Lab for research based work.

Standard Sensor fit:
Tritech Super Seaking sonar
RDI ADCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) DVL
Forward looking Colour Camera
WHOI Acoustic modem
UHF radio modem
Depth sensor

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Yvan Petillot

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