Canadian company Cellula Robotics has completed demonstration missions using the hydrogen fuel cell powered Solus-LR autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).
The missions, executed in Vancouver’s Indian Arm inlet, showed the autonomous launch of a micro-AUV from Solus-LR while submerged and underway.
Following the launch, the micro-AUV surfaced and transmitted a status message to Solus-LR’s command and control centre via iridium satellite. The operation was the first of its kind and demonstrated near real-time communications from a submerged AUV.
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