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Automated target recognition options developed for Gavia vehicles


September 15, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Teledyne Gavia, manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), has introduced Charles River Analytics’ AutoTRap Onboard AI-based object detection software as a new capability onboard their Gavia marine vehicles. 

AutoTRap Onboard is a smart, real-time automated target recognition (ATR) app offered by Charles River Analytics. The new partnership with Teledyne Gavia is intended to expand the boundaries for underwater unmanned sonar operation. According to the company, operators can now acquire Teledyne Gavia’s unmanned underwater vehicles with AutoTRap Onboard software inside. 

The company claims that in environments that are challenging for target detection, AutoTRap Onboard has been tested to demonstrate promising detection rates and false positive rates; identifying truncated conical objects on a rocky volcanic seafloor with a 90% probability of detection.

AI software must perform as expected despite constant variations in the deployment environment. AutoTRap Onboard has been designed with a versatile architecture that is robust across different environments, new sensor types, and changing mission goals, according to the company.



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