Beautiful Salt Lagoon Robotic Surveys with the CEE-USV™

California land surveying firm KDD Meridian were contracted to perform a bathymetric survey of a salt lagoon in south San Diego bay. The lagoon was about 1km (0.6 miles) long and it would have been incredibly time-consuming to survey using conventional land survey GNSS rod measurements from a manned boat, so it was decided that using sonar equipment was the …

New CEE LINE™ Device Plugin for Hydromagic

Eye4Software Hydromagic has included an advanced device plugin for the CEESCOPE™ and CEE ECHO™ for several years. Now the CEE LINE™ joins the list of supported devices with a comprehensive plugin that not only allows easy collection of sonar data from the echo sounder but also facilitates adjustment of the instrument’s operating settings. The sound velocity and maximum depth ranges …

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. …