UTEC Survey enhances GAVIA AUV capabilities

HOUSTON, USA – April 4, 2011 – UTEC Survey is pleased to announce the successful completion of a system acceptance test (SAT) of a sub-bottom profiler module for the GAVIA AUV.  With the addition of the adapted Teledyne Benthos Chirp III system, the enhanced GAVIA AUV now provides a comprehensive, pre-engineering survey capability particularly suited to subsea pipeline, umbilical and cable route surveys.

Trevor Hughes, Director, Sales and Marketing comments, “The ability to provide a full pre-engineering route survey capability from a modular, easily transportable AUV system demonstrates UTEC’s commitment to providing a truly global geophysical service, in shallow to medium water depths, deployable from any suitable cost-effective vessel of opportunity.”

The GAVIA AUV’s design allows the end-user to attach an individual sensor package or a combination of packages, including multi-beam (MBES), side-scan (SSS) or sub-bottom profiler (SBP). These sensors, combined with a state-of-the-art inertial navigation module, provide a highly accurate, efficient and stable work platform that delivers unmatched data quality.


AUV undergoing SAT of the sub-bottom profiler module

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