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Autonomous light intervention vehicle

Objective

ALIVe project proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of navigating and docking a free underwater vehicle, autonomous in energy and supervised by an acoustic modem, and to dock it on an underwater fixed structure to carry out inspection and maintenance tasks. Unlike conventional Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, this vehicle will feature station keeping, auto docking and manipulation capability. Its applications are: inspection and maintenance of underwater facilities (oil & gas, scientific), assistance in rescue operations, archaeological missions, hazardous materials collection (radio-active wastes, chemical weapons) and any type of intervention where a light vehicle, cost effective and easy to mobilise, can replace an ROV.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CYBERNETIX S.A. - INGENIERIE DES SYSTEMES AUTOMATIQUES ET ROBOTIQUES
Address
Rue Albert Einstein, Technopôle De Chèteau-gomber
13382 Marseille
France

Participants (4)

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 1
21020 Barasso
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
HITEC FRAMNAES AS
Norway
Address
Fabrikkveien 7
4068 Stavanger
IFREMER - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Address
Zone Portuaire De Brégaillon
83507 La Seyne Sur Mer