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UDT 2024

UDT 2024


Autonomous robotic monitoring of subsea communication cables

10 Apr 2024
Theatre 1
Underwater Effectors

Join us for an update on autonomous robotic monitoring of subsea communication cables

  • Autonomous underwater vehicle (AUVs) equipped with intelligent vision systems: Locate subsea cables, navigate and track them and assess their condition efficiently.
  • High-resolution data capture: identify even small threats and potential damage with precise location information.
  • Rapid threat detection and reporting: minimise time from observation to reporting to facilitate rapid planning of interventions
  • Cost-effective solution: reduce reliance on expensive survey vessels and manual analysis.
  • GNSS-denied environment navigation: overcome challenges with advanced sensor-aided solutions.
Tim Vickery, Principal Scientist, Platform Systems Division - Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
Blair Thornton, Professor of Marine Autonomy - University of Southampton