Shallow Water Surveys

Beaches, littoral zones, and areas of shallow water are often challenging to access and measure water depths accurately.  HELIX robots provide an autonomous surveying solution. Traditional equipment, such as a sonar system, is effective at mapping depths underwater, but requires a depth of 50 cm or more of water. This accounts for the draught of the sensor head and a minimum working distance for the sonar (which varies greatly by sonar system).  HELIX robots are effective at navigating shallow waters and can be outfitted with a proprietary mechanical tool called Manta™. The Manta™ can collect data in these shallow waters and integrate into a comprehensive data set of a water body.

*Note, Manta is only available on a trial basis.  

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