Cellula Robotics completes hydrogen fuel cell underwater missions

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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