Underwater Inspection System (UIS™)
The UIS™ (Underwater Inspection System) is the world's first fully integrated 3D sonar system for specialised underwater applications such as maritime security, port and harbour maintenance, search and recovery and intruder visualisation and classification. The system can also be used to rapidly assess storm damage, locate sunken debris and provide baseline maps of critical infrastructure.
Using Echoscope 3D sonar technology to deliver precise, intuitive and instantaneous three-dimensional images, the UIS is the only system which is suitable for multiple applications, producing detailed GPS referenced underwater scans in real-time. Even the least experienced operator can undertake rapid inspections of harbour walls, bulkheads, piers, bridges, pilings and ship hulls. The system can also be utilised to inspect and clear shipping channels and to image and classify divers and underwater vehicles.
Alongside the Echoscope sonar, the UIS delivers co-referenced above waterline imagery via a ruggedized waterproof digital video camera for both day and night operation. Immediate GPS data referencing is provided by a pre-calibrated F180 series system, which simultaneously outputs heading and motion data. Each subsystem sensor is connected through a DIU 212, which acts as the hub for fast and rapid deployment, to a mission control laptop running dedicated and intuitive USE PRO topside software.
Complete with a rugged and easily deployed vessel pole mount, the UIS is being used by law enforcement agencies, Military organisations and port security operatives as a means to have fast access to high definition subsea data for decision making purposes.