The day was dedicated to execute sanity tests for both AUVs and an X8 UAV as also testing Wavy, the autonomous drifter for the firt time.
On Sunday July 7th we made final preparations for the trip down to Sesimbra, our first location for engineering related tests.
The tags which will be used to tack sunfish, are based on a SPOT Personal Tracker satellite location device, and will be used to send as many position updates as possible, every time the sunfish surfaces.
The X8 is an autonomous aerial vehicle, modified at LSTS and is now being prepared and tested for REP 13.
Xtreme 2 and Noptilus 1 are two autonomous vehicles developed by LSTS - Underwater Systems and Technology Laboratory to collect data at sea as well as to perform security and surveillance operations.
Noptilus endurance test
Demonstrations day and Noptilus mission without support from Bacamarte
Further T-REX tests, bathymetric surveys and AUV 'loss' and recovery in Setubal
Opportunistic frontal feature detection with UAV & AUV, T-REX survey, Bathymetric surveys and an exciting Wavy recovery
Sunday and a partial day off
Harbor AUV surveys, Spotting warm bodies in the water and continued Wavy deployments
More Surveys; dodging shipping traffic and some failures with UAVs
Further points of Integration
Sanity tests and Wavy first trial
Departing for Sesimbra
Tags - Technical Information
X8 Preparation Tests
Xtreme 2 and Noptilus 1