4D Nav, Ocean Infinity Developing Software to Simultaneously Operate Multiple Autonomous Vehicles

Ocean Infinity has awarded 4D Nav the contract for InfinityView, a mission planning and monitoring software for its multiple autonomous vehicle systems.

4D Nav’s managing partner, Stewart Cannon, said: “We are excited to be awarded this project and be part of the Ocean Infinity team. I believe this operation will be a game-changer in the seabed exploration world and points toward the future of the industry.”

The software should optimize the mission planning for all autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), unmanned surface vehicles (USV) and the host vessel by applying deep learning technology. As the planned missions are being executed all of the autonomous vehicles and the host vessel will be tracked against their planned missions. If any deviations occur InfinityView will dynamically update the mission plan to allow corrective decisions to be made and executed.

“This software is imperative in the coordination and monitoring of the multiple autonomous vehicles that will operate in the ocean simultaneously. 4D Nav’s experience and proven mission planning software, gives us confidence in the success of InfinityView,” stated Jake Klara, commercial manager.

In the second quarter of 2017 Ocean Infinity will begin sea trials on the simultaneous operation of multiple autonomous vehicles to be used in the exploration of the seabed.

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