AUTONOMOUS AQUATIC INSPECTION AND INTERVENTION
Words By: Drone Cage
A lot has happened since our last update on the ATRP.
The v3+, has been retired after extensive application testing and paved the way for the v4+.
This new version takes the very best features from v3+, including the concept of “above water line propulsion”. This approach allows for an extremely shallow draft, almost zero chances of entanglement and leaves the environment below waterline untouched.
Features of the v4 include-
1x SHF video downlink to provide situational awareness for manual operations. The video downlink also provides an on-screen display with a wealth of information to aid the operator in navigating complex environments.
V4+ has seen many hours on British waterways and has proven itself time and time again not only on open water survey work, but also in highly complex environments with little to no light, and no access for the operator.
There is a v5+ in the works designed with a slightly different task in mind and is set to see water trials over the winter period.