OceanScan-MST is the promotor of the project and will lead ATI1 – Project Management, ATI4 – Autonomous Underwater Vehicle system and ATI6 – System integration, evaluation and testing. OceanScan-MST expertise, developed in previous projects, will be used to coordinate and manage the project financial, administrative and IPR related subjects. The team extensive expertise on designing, developing and building Autonomous Underwater Vehicles will be used to:

  1. integrate a high resolution bathymetric sonar on-board the LAUV;
  2. develop the capability to process the sonar bathymetric data on-board the LAUV;
  3.  increase the level of autonomy to support cooperative bathymetric applications;
  4.  develop an advanced navigation system compatible with bathymetric applications.

OceanScan-MST will also be heavily involved in the overall system (LAUV, ASV and Operator Console) integration, testing and evaluation.

Within this project, Maritime Robotics will be the lead developer and system integrator for
unmanned surface vehicles. With its demonstrated expertise in building ASVs and providing
payload integration, it will focus on developing solutions for an acoustic communications payload
package, providing localization updates for AUVs. This payload module will be commercialized
after the successful completion of this project.

Within this project, LSTS-FEUP will be the lead developer of the Multi-Robotic system design and
Command and Control Software. The laboratory extensive expertise in collaborative systems
software development will play a key role in the activity in which LSTS-FEUP will be involved.
The Command and Control Software will provide support for planning, execution and data review
and analysis for different vehicle types. This software will grant access of situational awareness
information like asset positions, mission specifications with updates in real-time using different
map sources which can be augmented with third-parties’ information shown as additional layers.