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ITS Introduces an Autonomous Bathymetric Survey Vehicle for Water Mapping

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Ketua peneliti Danar Guruh Pratomo ST MT PhD saat menjelaskan inovasi Autonomous Bathymetric Survey Vehicle pada Demoday ITS

The Head Researcher, Danar Guruh Pratomo ST MT PhD, explains the innovation of the Autonomous Bathymetric Survey Vehicle at ITS Demoday

ITS Campus, ITS News – Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) showed its excellence again in the maritime world by innovating the intelligence boat (i-Boat) for hydrographic survey operations. This innovation, the Autonomous Bathymetric Survey Vehicle, was officially introduced at Demoday on Wednesday (28/2).

The Head Researcher, Danar Guruh Pratomo ST MT PhD, explained that the Autonomous Bathymetric Survey Vehicle is an autonomously operated boat integrated with bathymetric survey measurement instruments. “With the help of this system, surveyors will be able to conduct measurements without having to be physically present in the field,” Danar explained.

Furthermore, Danar said that the boat can be used for various needs, including depth mapping in the port area to determine shallowing locations. With precise and accurate bathymetric data results, the Autonomous Bathymetric Survey Vehicle can reach almost all depths of seas, lakes, rivers, and port areas.

Ketua peneliti Danar Guruh Pratomo ST MT PhD saat menjelaskan inovasi Autonomous Bathymetric Survey Vehicle pada Demoday ITS

Demonstration of ITS Autonomous Bathymetric Survey Vehicle innovation in Kamal Harbor Pier Area, Bangkalan Regency, Madura

The instruments installed on the i-Boat are the Multibeam Echosounder (MBES) to determine the topography at the water bottom and the Sub-Bottom Profiler (SBP) to image the sediment layers at the water bottom. Besides, Light Distance and Ranging (Lidar) sensors and Telemetry Sensors are also installed to detect distance and objects in the survey area. “To determine the position coordinates, we use a satellite system,” he explained.

The Head of ITS Geomatics Engineering Department said that these instruments can enhance survey efficiency, especially in shallow waters. The reduction in field surveyors can offer a cheaper economic value. “The main benefit is minimizing the risk of work accidents for the surveyors themselves,” Danar said.

Usai penandatanganan kerja sama antara ITS dengan PT Hidronav Tehnikatama dan PT Aerotek Global Inovasi di sela kegiatan Demoday ITS di Bangkalan, Madura

The moment after signing the collaboration agreement between ITS, PT Hidronav Tehnikatama, and PT Aerotek Global Innovasi at Demoday ITS event in Bangkalan, Madura

The activity held at the Science Techno Park (STP) ITS – Gapura Maritime Innovation Center & Teaching Factory in Bangkalan, Madura, was also collaborated with industry parties in the maritime technology field such as PT Hidronav Tehnikatama, PT Aerotek Global Inovasi, and PT Bintang Timur Samudera. This research is also part of the Higher Education for Technology and Innovation (HETI) program, supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

On the same occasion, The Vice Rector IV of ITS, Ir Bambang Pramujati ST MSc Eng PhD, stated that this innovative product demonstrates the improvement of the ITS maritime field. He hopes that ITS could become a leading institution in the maritime field. “Hopefully, this Autonomous Bathymetric Survey Vehicle can be used by related partners for surveys in water areas,” Bambang expected. (ITS Public Relations)

 

Reporter: Rayinda Santriana US

Translator: Alya Farah Nabila

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