CEE-USV­™ Undertakes Robotic Reservoir Surveys in Utah, USA

The ongoing drought in the western USA has caused drastic drops in reservoir water levels across the region, forcing operators to reevaluate strategies for water supplies to include dredging of sediment fill-in. Requested by the local reservoir operator to conduct a capacity evaluation, Utah engineering firm Jones & Demille used a combination of drone and CEE-USV™ data to construct a …

CEE-PILOT™ Robotic Navigation Module

Simplified User Interface Even more important that laser straight survey lines, the CEE-PILOT™ navigation system offers a simple user interface. There is no requirement for proprietary software or additional shore to USV radios; all of the mission planning is undertaken within the Eye4Software Hydromagic hydrographic acquisition software running on the shore PC. Survey lines or waypoints are constructed in Hydromagic …

CEE-USV­™ with 33kHz CEESCOPE LITE™ Tackles Deep Acid Pit Lake Survey

On mine sites, pit lakes form as excavated mine pits fill with water; often the water is actually acidic, corrosive process leachate solution highly rich in dissolved components such as copper. The leachate may be removed and reprocessed to extract the desired metal. Usually, such pit lakes are too hazardous to survey on a manned boat so a USV is …

CEESCOPE™ Survey Program Commenced at Mississippi River Grain Terminal

Grain from US farming is transported down the Mississippi River in enormous quantities for export to customers all around the world. The grain barges that have been transported downriver are unloaded at grain elevators and rapidly transferred to cargo vessels alongside the docks. Ships are continuously arriving to collect their grain cargo and safe operation of the terminal relies on …

Montana Department of Transportation CEE-USV Acceptance Training

Recognizing than using an unmanned survey boat for river bathymetry can generate substantial manpower and cost savings, Montana Department of Transportation studied available options closely. In order to prevent potentially unnecessary expenditure by choosing the wrong product, DOT staff tested the waters with a small inexpensive drone boat that was used in combination with their existing GNSS data collectors. While …

Dam Bathymetric Surveys Where Manned Boats Can’t Reach

HydroQuebec in Montreal, Canada manage a large network of dams around the province and the hydrology group are tasked with conducting surveys around the dams to better understand the flow conditions through hydraulic models. As is common for surveying around dams, access for manned boats with people on the water in the immediate vicinity of the dam is severely restricted. …

CEE-USV Surveying in the Arizona Desert

Under the July summer sun in Arizona, USA, equipment gets tested at the extremes and in this case that was a CEE-USV hydrographic survey boat with CEESCOPE-LITE echo sounder. In the middle of the day, the shore acquisition computer supplied with the system – a silver Panasonic Toughbook – got so hot that the handle could not be used to …

CEE HydroSystems Launch CEE-PILOT™ Robotic USV Navigation Controller.

In partnership with marine autonomy experts Dynautics Ltd and hydrographic survey acquisition software developer Eye4Software, CEE HydroSystems can now offer a uniquely simple robotic waypoint navigation controller for the CEE-USV™ remotely-operated hydrographic survey boat. In common with all other CEE survey equipment, the principal design criteria were simplicity and ease of use. Survey line planning and radio-link uploading of the …

CEESCOPEs for 2019 Now Exclusively With Hemisphere Eclipse GNSS with Atlas L-Band Differential Corrections

For 2019 CEESCOPE models onwards, built-in differential GPS receivers will be exclusively Hemisphere’s Eclipse OEM receiver. Replacing the older Crescent and NovAtel OEMStar GPS boards, the Eclipse represents a huge increase in specifications for even the most basic CEESCOPE models. The latest Eclipse receiver, integrated at the electronic board level inside the CEESCOPE, offers an enormous increase in available channels, …