Evolving from a world-leading operator of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) in extreme polar environments and Australia’s leading AUV training program, AMSL is now supporting University of Tasmania research and teaching programs and expanding into the defence sector and commercial maritime industries as a trusted provider of Autonomous Maritime Systems (AMS).
Key areas of services available through AMSL include:
AMSL is situated at the UTAS Newnham Campus, operating as a facility of the National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics. AMSL is governed by an Advisory Committee reporting to an Executive consisting of the AMC Principal and IMAS Executive Director. AMSL business is administered through AMC Search, the training and consultancy division of AMC who delivers leading AMS training.
Our flagship AUV ‘nupiri muka’, which means ‘eye of the sea’ in the Tasmanian aboriginal palawa kani language, is an International Submarine Engineering Explorer-class AUV rated to 5000m depth with up to 48 hours of endurance. It has completed two recent Antarctic campaigns, exploring the extreme environment beneath ice shelves and sea ice and is ready for deep ocean survey.Download Specification sheet
Our Hydroid REMUS-100 is a low-logistics option that is ideal for survey, mapping and environmental monitoring tasks for marine research, defence, hydrographic and offshore/energy industries. It is also used extensively in our training programs.Download specification sheet
The Blue Robotics BlueROVs are a small but capable open-platform remotely operated vehicle providing a stable platform for subsea imaging, inspection, and interaction. Units can be customized for job-specific tasks as required.Download specification sheet
Designed and built at AMC. Uses readily available COTS components to deliver ‘full’ USV capability in a ‘micro’ package. 1.8m in length, Weight 30Kg, with up to 7.5Kg of sensor or payload capacity.221027 Edu Cat Asv Spec Sheet
Uses a unique suspension technology to improve seagoing capabilities and increase sensor stability. The articulating system minimises loading and results in an ultra-light trailer-able USV.221027 Wam V Spec Sheet
Offers a 200-meter depth survey system featuring hot-swappable battery sections that can be charged in the field. Features side scan sonar, inertial navigation system, sound velocity probe, doppler velocity log and a magnetometer in a portable low-logistics package.221027 Iver4 580 Spec Sheet