Autonomous Hydrographic and bathymetric surveys USV.
The APACHE 4 is an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) that supports a wide variety of Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) systems available on the market. It offers an unmanned operation solution with a shallow draft, high navigational accuracy and stable hovering for hydrologists when measuring water flow velocity and discharge of a current section.
Designed for the efficient hydrographic, bathymetric, and hydrological surveys, the APACHE 4 USV brings together the best of high-accuracy positioning and automated navigation control technology, built around the operator’s habits when conducting ADCP hydrographic cross-section flow measurements.The built-in adaptive water flow and hovering navigation technology significantly improves the accuracy of flow estimation. Even when GNSS positioning might be degraded by obstructed environments, the internal GNSS+IMU module continues to provide reliable position and heading for the ADCP and autopilot controller.
Expand your unmanned survey capability
Single beam sounding data can be used to verify the accuracy of ADCP bottom tracking data, and even fed directly into the ADCP flow measurement software to compensate for the unavailability of ADCP data, and at the same time provide water depth profile data associated with the flow velocity profile measurement.