OCIUS and Thales ASWUSV Demonstration

August 16, 2017

OCIUS Technology and Thales Australia demonstrate Bluebottle ASWUSV at Jervis Bay with CDF ACM Mark Binskin AO in attendance On Thursday 10th August, Ocius Technology and Thales Australia successfully demonstrated the solar, wind and wave powered prototype Bluebottle un-manned surface vessel called “Bruce” in combination with a Thales thin line array on 60m of cable off […]

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Bluebottle Draws ‘Poster in the Ocean’

July 12, 2017

Yesterday on 11 July, while OCIUS engineers met government and Royal Australian Navy representatives at our base station at Hyams Beach, 18′ Bluebottle prototype Bruce was set a mission of 65 waypoints over 1.5 hours to draw the letters RAN in the ocean. CEO Robert Dane said “Bluebottle ocean drones have the performance, power and control […]

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Bluebottle USV Waypoint Accuracy

June 29, 2017

BLUEBOTTLE USV BRUCE DEMONSTRATES WAYPOINT AND LINE FOLLOWING ACCURACY On 28th June Bluebottle USV prototype Bruce demonstrated an autonomous mission of greater than 60 waypoints and tracking virtual lines with accuracy of better than 10m. Senior Systems Engineer Lloyd Breckenridge said: “We’ve completed and exceeded all our enclosed waterway trials on Jervis Bay. We are starting […]

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Finding Bruce

June 13, 2017

See where Bruce is, what he is doing and see what Bruce sees at any time – LIVE. Bruce is now transmitting LIVE some of his on- board sensors, cameras and data. Click on this link to find Bruce! You can explore with Bruce and use some of the features and menus – for example switch […]

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“Collision Avoidance Testing May 2017”

May 25, 2017

Bruce’s testing continues on Sydney’s Botany Bay this May with a range of new features being implemented on board and remotely. Software Engineer Matt McGill said “It’s been almost 6 months since Bruce’s maiden voyage. After a few teething problems that have now been resolved, Bruce is now undergoing assorted sea trials.” Senior Systems Engineer […]

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