Version 2 of the stand-alone board:
In recent months, the Indian Ocean delegation of Ifremer and the company IDOCEAN have continued to work on the development and improvement of the autonomous board or USV (Unmanned Surface Vehicle).
The developments on this version 2 of the board consisted in the design of the electronic circuit, the settings of the autopilot (different from that of version 1) and the mechanical integration of various components, such as a solar panel to extend the autonomy of the board and an acoustic positioning module (Waterlinked) which makes it possible to geolocate an acoustic transmitter underwater for 10 hours with an accuracy of one centimetre.
Several tests were then carried out in a controlled environment (pool) and then in an open environment in the harbour.
This V2 version could be deployed on EUROPA during the 2021 campaign.