Broadening the Scope
With the 3rd day of REP the stage was set for a more ambitious exercise bringing into the fold AUVs, UAVs and ASVs. The E5 (ASV + UAV has communication relays for AUV) exercise began its first trials on open waters on the outside of Sesimbra harbor. A large fraction of the operational team was allocated to this effort since it required 3 operation locations.
With ups and downs
As the REP continues so do the operations with different vehicles and at different locations.
As planned the LSTS team boarded NRP Escorpião in order to tackle both E3 (Control and monitoring through multi-hop acoustic network) and E4 (Adaptive multibeam survey). At the helm of the operations were José Pinto and Paulo Dias and after a full day's operations initial results were encouraging. Previously undetected bugs were diagnosed and corrected with ease allowing testing to continue as expected.