IVER 3, Michigan Tech’s new Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) arrived at the GLRC on Saturday, September 7. It’s first debut into the Keweenaw waterway is happening today (Sept 10).
The IVER 3 was manufactured by Ocean Server Technology, Inc. in Fall River, MA, and represents a new generation of far more advanced and capable AUV’s for underwater exploration and research. Once a mission is programmed, the AUV executes that mission ( 8 – 12 hours in duration) with no human intervention.
- Advanced EdgeTech, 3-D mapping sonar with simultaneous 600 and 1600 kHz frequencies. Provides Side Scan Sonar plus a full digital depth map over a swath of 10 X the height above the bottom.
- RDI Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler and Doppler Velocity Log
- Speed of sound sensor
- HD video (not yet installed)
- GPS, WiFi, four onboard computers and data mass storage