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September 21, 2012 - VideoRay Military Underwater ROV featured in US Navy Mine Countermeasure IMCMEX12 Exercise

The VideoRay MIL 300 (Military) Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)  system was recently on display at IMCMEX 2012, a US Navy Mine Countermeasure exercise and exhibition in Bahrain.  VideoRay displayed their latest in cutting edge ROV technology - a small COTS autonomous reacquire and identify (RI) submersible that utilizes SeeByte CoPilot autonomous navigation software. VideoRay maintains an exclusive partnership with SeeByte, a global leader in software for unmanned vehicles, and have combined to offer the only small ROV system with autonomous search and reacquire capabilities.

VideoRay RI (Reacquire Identify) CoPilot by SeeByte  uses sonar, navigation and vehicle control combined as a live control capable of going to a preset surface or subsurface target location using coordinates, run a preset search route, or go automatically to “point and click” locations in route. Pilots can autonomously follow pre-defined sorties or maintain a station in currents exceeding 1 knot and rough sea conditions.

With RI CoPilot, operators can detect, acquire and classify, all during the same sortie.  BlueView imaging sonar identifies underwater objects in a user-selectable operation and allows long range target detection in turbid or black waters and close-in target classification, all in real time.  With precise bottom track data provided by the Teledyne DVL (Doppler Velocity Log), pilots can autonomously acquire a GPS fix on the surface and, once submerged, continuously update the ROV’s position in water altitudes ranging from 80 meters deep to as shallow as 31 centimeters.

IMCMEX 2012 Video

 

 

About VideoRay:

VideoRay introduced its first ROV in 2000 and has since become the world’s largest volume producer of underwater ROVs. VideoRay underwater robots help prevent terrorism, find and retrieve objects, inspect infrastructure both inland and offshore, and keep divers safe from hazardous conditions. As VideoRay innovates with new designs and functions, our ROVs assist in increasingly challenging situations and environments, and owners have learned to trust them to perform in more demanding missions. The hallmark of VideoRay systems are ruggedness, reliability, portability, and easy customization with the widest range of sensors and tools available for observation class vehicles.