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Unmanned Conversions

The ASView™ Control System is an ideal solution to converting existing vessels into autonomous or unmanned platforms. Converting an existing vessel can provide a cost-effective method for organizations to explore the capabilities an unmanned system could provide for a specific tasking or add to the functionality of an existing vessel.

ASView has been used to convert several Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) and other vessels, including survey vessels, powerboats and jet skis for use in various military and commercial applications.

Vessel conversions completed by L3Harris include:

  • Mine Hunting and Undersea Surveillance RIB for Northrop Grumman
  • BAE Systems’ Pacific 950 RIB
  • BAE Systems’ Pacific 24 RIB
  • Al Seer vehicles
  • XLARS RIB for Dstl
  • Survey launch for Canadian Hydrographic Service

Using ASView, vehicles can be controlled manually or to follow pre-programmed routes that can be updated at any point through an easy to use PC based graphical user interface. Its industry-leading proven performance enables operational cost efficiencies, continual access to remote ocean locations and removal of humans from dangerous and hostile environments.

Control modes include waypoint and line following, heading and track hold, station keeping and remote control. 

In addition to its standard control modes, ASView has an advanced autonomy system which enables COLREG-aware autonomous navigation and path planning. 

ASView is safety assured with its emergency-stop safety function and an AIS-based last response system that disengages the propulsion system.

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