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AUTONOMOUS INSPECTION & MONITORING OF WATERWAYS, HARBORS & SEA

deeper insight - less costs - smaller footprint

AUTONOMOUS INSPECTION &
MONITORING OF WATERWAYS, PORTS & SEA

deeper insight - less costs - smaller footprint

Applications

Phoenix 5 preproduction version surveying in the Port of Rotterdam

Inspection and monitoring of waterways, ports and coasts

Hydrographic surveys (bathymetry)

Sub-bottom profiling

Side scan sonar

Civil engineering structures (quays, dams, locks, bridges)

Safety & security

Water quality

Marine ecology

Oil spill detection

Wind turbines & cables at sea

and more...

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Phoenix 5: wet tests

We test our Phoenix 5 thoroughly in different circumstances.

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First Phoenix 5 series production model completed

We have finished building our first production series P5! The 'dry' tests have all been completed successfully and we are now gearing up for the 'wet' tests.

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Autonomous operation demonstration

We have given a successful demonstration of the autonomous operation of our preproduction Phoenix for a number of current and potential customers and partners.

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Phoenix 5 in the Unmanned System Technology Magazine #40

The Unmanned System Technology features the Aquatic Drones Phoenix 5 in an in-depth article, a must read for tech lovers and enthusiasts of autonomous maritime systems.

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Aquatic Drones in the latest issue of Hydro Magazine

You can find us in Issue #4 of Hydro Magazine, the global magazine for hydrography. This issue is all about exploiting unmanned surface vehicles to collect ocean data.

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Subsidy for research into autonomous water measurements

Together with our partners we have received a subsidy for research into autonomous water measurements in Zeeland Water with our Phoenix 5.

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Upcoming: Continuation of the River IJssel surveyprogramme

The survey operations on the River IJssel will be extended. Our Phoenix will carry out more surveys in the area where the new type of groynes were constructed.

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Basin tests at MARIN

We will subject a scale model of the Phoenix 5 to rough sea tests at the facilities of MARIN, a hydrodynamic and nautical research institute with a number of test basins.

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Upcoming: North Seatrials

Together with TNO and Boskalis we are going to do a number of surveys in an area off the coast of Scheveningen to support operations with undersea cables for offshore wind parks.

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Test period

We are currently busy testing the Phoenix preproduction model: doing longer surveys, operating under different weather conditions, etc. so we can finalise the integration of all systems.

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Integration and calibration of the survey systems

The calibration of the survey systems has been done by Geovisie. We have also done multiple patch test by undertaking repeated surveys of known features, above and below water.

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Phoenix preproduction design updated

We have updated the Phoenix preproduction design from a catamaran hull to a monohull instead. Now we can install a more powerful motor and batteries and accommodate more equipment.

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Construction of the Phoenix 5 has started

We are working on the final design of the production version of the Phoenix 5. The first production unit will be a hybrid model, fitted with a diesel generator to charge the batteries.

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New Phoenix preproduction version under construction

We are building a new Phoenix! A new vessel with a monohull design with a flat bottom, resulting in more buoyancy for accommodating extra systems and many more updates.

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Futuristic shipping in the offing

Self-propelled ships, mooring without crew and sailing drones. It sounds futuristic, but these 'smart' technologies are already possible on paper. However, inland shipping is still

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Aquatic Drones Builds Data Service for Europe and Beyond

Maarten Ruyssenaers, CEO of AquaticDrones, describes his experience at the Resource Design Manufacturing in Rotterdam, his company’s autonomous boats, and the data service they offer.

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Technology for Human Progress

Today’s challenges in the field of water, river, port, nearshore and sea monitoring for maintenance are complex and require a multidisciplinary approach. We develop sustainable solutions in collaboration with other technical innovators, our customers, research institutes, our suppliers and leading experts. We also consider the broader environmental and ethical context of where our technology is used. In this way we aim to balance economic and environmental goals. We are committed to realising the best for human progress: smart, safe, cost-effective and sustainable.

Current situation

  • There is a great need for maintenance data, but the costs of acquiring it are high
  • Most application areas demand not one but multiple data collections
  • Water authorities and industries do not always have full insight into the effects of maintenance operations and the underlying causes

"Tell us about your maritime maintenance & survey challenges"

Triple Technology

Aquatic Drones are maritime robots that collect data autonomously.

  • Multi-use & robust Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASVs) equipped with a wide range of sensors for efficient operations
  • Autonomous operating system with object detection and avoidance, system health monitoring and redundant systems
  • Data analytics, interpretation and predictive maintenance models
Aquatic Drone hydrographic surveys

Predictive Data Model

Authorities and companies which manage and maintain marine assets, require data to plan this maintenance. Effective AUV surveys combined with our predictive maintenance models can help you plan dredging operations, repairs and water quality improvements more effectively. The models predict the rate and location of the deterioration of your assets. This enables you to reduce both costs and the environmental footprint of maintenance operations.

Our Predective Data Model assists you by:

  • Determining the optimum survey intervals and the required data
  • Providing a dashboard with real-time data
  • Delivering data pipelines for analytics and forecasts

"We deliver data processing and predictive
maintenance models that fit our clients’ workflows and software. More data, less costs, lower carbon footprint and more effective interventions"

Principles of Operation

High-end technology

We focus on advanced solutions for cutting edge autonomous surface vessels

Quality &
safety

We focus on safety and quality to deliver reliable products

Customer satisfaction

Our customers always have top priority and their satisfaction is the main driver behind our ambitions

Partnerships & ecosystems

We always aim for constructive cooperation and co-creation through strong and long-lasting partnerships

High impact solutions

We consistently aim to contribute to our planet with effective solutions and use of new technology

Latest articles

October 29, 2021

Phoenix 5 in the Unmanned System Technology Magazine #40

The Unmanned System Technology features the Aquatic Drones Phoenix 5 in an in-depth article, a must read for tech lovers and enthusiasts of autonomous maritime systems.

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October 25, 2021

Aquatic Drones in the latest issue of Hydro Magazine

You can find us in Issue #4 of Hydro Magazine, the global magazine for hydrography. This issue is all about exploiting unmanned surface vehicles to collect ocean data.

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October 22, 2021

Subsidie voor onderzoek naar autonome watermetingen

Samen met onze partners hebben wij subsidie gekregen voor onderzoek naar autonome watermetingen in het Zeeuwse Water met onze Phoenix 5.

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Custom made solutions
Choose from a wide range of features, systems and sensors:

Features
  • Semi-autonomous or
    fully autonomous vessel
  • Multiple survey sensors
  • Automated survey data processing software
  • Predictive Data Model: insight into required maintenance interventions
  • Multiple applications & business cases
  • Custom-made system setup
  • One operator can manage several ASVs
Optional systems
  • Lithium-ion batteries
  • Fully electric or hybrid system with diesel generator for extended range
  • Endurance from 13 to 48 hours
  • Range from 120 to 450 km / 65 to250 nm
  • Battery management system
  • Onshore monitoring system
  • Object detection: radar, LiDAR, cameras, forward looking sonar
  • Automatic Identification System (AIS)
  • Data communication to shore: 4G, Long-range Maritime Broadband Radio (MBR), short-range radio (RF)
  • RTK/GNSS positioning: up to 2 cm / 0,8" accuracy
  • Redundancy of most of the essential systems
  • Automated winch for underwater sensor deployment
Optional survey sensors
  • Single or multibeam echosounder
  • Side-scan sonar
  • Sub-bottom profiler
  • Sound velocity profiler
  • Sound velocity sensor
  • Surveillance cameras with security software: thermal infrared, day & night vision
  • Water quality sensors
  • Motion and heading sensors
  • And more...

"What would be your ideal system design?"

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