Unmanned Survey Solutions (USS)

Unmanned Survey Solutions (USS)2018-11-05T14:20:09+00:00
Unmanned Survey Solutions (USS)

Unmanned Survey Solutions (USS)

Unmanned Survey Solutions design, build and operate the Inception Class Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV).

Built by surveyors, for surveyors they increase survey efficiency and reduce risk through remote and autonomous control.

Products Include

The Inception Class Mark 1 and Mark II USV’s offer specialist payload capability for hydrographic surveys and data acquisition in environments, such as ports and harbours, lakes and rivers, shallow coastal or enclosed inland areas.

The USV is operated with remote control capabilities or as an autonomous vessel for ultimate line running and survey efficiency.

Cost effective, efficient, and low risk, they exceed industry standards without compromise.

Inception Class Mark I

Inception MKi

This hydrographic survey vessel is composed of tough aluminium hulls and weed cutting propellers.
It runs bathymetric surveys in areas where access for a traditional survey vessel is not possible.
Places such as quarry lakes, lagoons, mining ponds and shallow water zones.

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Inception Class Mark II

Inception MKii

These slightly larger vessels capture high-definition data with increased safety at reduced cost than traditional manned survey methods.
They can be fitted with optional payload equipment and autonomous operation.
The MKII is ideal for ports and harbours, marinas and near-shore coastal areas.

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Three standard options to choose from.
Each with different capabilities and payloads

Option 1

The Inception Mark I with CEE HydroSystems CEEPULSE High Frequency (HF) Single-Beam Echo-Sounder (SBES) and Hemisphere Atlas Link RTK GNSS


This solution provides single depth points directly under the vessel with positioning accuracy to 10cm.

Results include low-resolution survey data offering generic hydrographic charting capabilities.

Option 2

The Inception Mark II with R2SONIC 2020 Multi-Beam, SBG Ekinox2 Inertial Navigation System (INS) and Trimble RTK GNSS.

The Inception Mark II with R2SONIC 2020

This solution offers 100% coverage of the river, lake or seabed to cm level accuracy.

All three options are offered for sale or for rental with or without an experienced Hydrographic Surveyor/USV operator.
USS can also provide you with a complete Survey Service package.

Option 3

The Inception Mark II with CEE HydroSystems
and imbedded RTK GNSS positioning.

The Inception Mark II with CEE HydroSystems CEESCOPE-USV

This solution provides two digital depths (one for each frequency – high and low) together with a full sonar trace.

Horizontal positioning is accurate to 1-2cm using a Trimble VRS mobile network or locally installed GNSS base station.

This system also provides vertical control related to your specified reference datum without the need for a tide gauge or similar water lever measuring instrument.
It also allows the user to detect fluid mud layers and soft sediments.

USS Survey Service Package

The complete Survey Service package delivers the highest industry standards recognised by IHO/FIG CAT A.

This includes managing all aspects of survey operations from planning, data acquisition, post operation processing to final production of fully referenced datasets with complete reporting to industry standard formats and client-specified criteria.

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