Hydronalix, a company that designs and manufactures ocean rescue and Navy surface robots, has developed a 2m mobile gateway buoy for acoustic communications with enhanced situational sensors for Mark 18 unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) communications for the Mine Countermeasures (MCM) program for Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD). The company’s growing commercial rescue robot business reduces cost for Navy unmanned surface vehicles (USVs). This program has successfully demonstrated the use of dissimilar sensors to work close to surface. The company is looking for a Prime partner for deployment logistics, and Navy sponsors for transition to other missions.
Hydronalix has become a recognized international leader in robotics innovation. Developers and manufacturers of manually controlled rescue robots to fully autonomous mobile buoy platforms with advance sensor systems. New technology centers on a hybrid unmanned surface vehicle used to carry radar, sonar, weather stations, cameras and advanced communication devices. The new hybrid technology extends mission range. Focus on lightweight materials results in improved payload capacity, increasing speed, and improved durability. Initial platforms will focus on uses such as improving port security operations. Risk has been reduced by previous Navy development work resulting in operational electric or gas prototype sensor boats. We are looking for Defense customers that have need for small, low cost, lightweight, and highly efficient unmanned surface vehicles with capability to carry sophisticated instrumentation.