BATHYMETRY

Bathymetric surveying determines the depth in ponds or other bodies of water. Typically depth is measured using probes, ultrasound or sonar.

In mining applications, bathymetric surveying is necessary to calculate the volume contained in water-capped tailings deposits and to profile subsurface structures. These are essential processes in monitoring, maintenance, and compliance.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Keep workers in safe zones and away from dangerous open water
  • Deploy sonar gear or physical probes autonomously
  • Traverse beaches with no dock requirements
  • Operates in conditions where ROV boats often fail. Shallow water, floating debris, beaches, aquatic vegetation.
  • Reduce your operating expense by having fewer personnel present

GeoTechnical Measurements

Geotechnical measurements are primarily concerned with soil or earth material, physical, chemical, and mechanical properties.  Surveys are required prior to any construction projects. In the mining industry, geotechnical surveys inform tailings deposit shear strength as an important metric of pond maintenance, plant operations and reclamation efforts.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Keep workers in safe zones and away from dangerous open water
  • Deploy heavy geotechnical gear autonomously.  Generate high push forces from HELIX platform
  • Traverse beaches, fluid capped tailings, mature fine tailings (MFT)
  • HELIX results in less disturbance of earth than large geotechnical vehicles resulting in more accurate measurements
  • Reduce your operating expense by having fewer personnel present

Sample Collection

HELIX can collect water and soil samples at the surface and below the surface of dry and water saturated environments, using industry-standard samplers modified for automatic sample collection. Copperstone also offers a surface sampler for analysis of sedimentation structures and other features that require an undisturbed sample.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Keep workers safe while collecting samples from mining tailings or dangerous and difficult to access environments
  • Collect multiple samples on a single trip and return them to shore for further analysis
  • Collect samples at depth

Surveillance and inspection

HELIX can be outfitted with cameras to inspect or autonomously surveil hazardous locations.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • HELIX can access the most challenging spaces
  • GPS to track HELIX location and collect georeferenced images or video
  • Accurately navigate in all terrains