International Submarine Engineering (ISE) initiated the design of a modular AUV, the Explorer, following the success of the ARCS AUV from which some component designs were borrowed. The modularity of the Explorer AUV is optimized for longevity and adaptation to new requirements. The cylindrical pressure hull and the wet payload fairing are modular and can be lengthened or shortened. A high quality Inertial Navigation System aided by a Doppler Velocity Log is provided to locate the seabed data.
Theseus was originally developed to lay long lengths of fiber-optic cable under the Arctic ice pack. The vehicle completed successful deployments to the Arctic in 1995 and 1996. During the 1996 deployment, several 220 km cables were laid in 600 meter water depths under a 2.5 meter thick ice pack, establishing an AUV endurance record of over 60 hours – all under ice.
The ISE Explorer Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) can be supplied with a wide variety of Launch and Recovery Systems (LARS) to meet your operational requirements. These allow you to recover your vehicle in high sea states with as few as two people on deck.
ISE has been developing a towed docking system to allow its Explorer class AUV the ability to autonomously dock for charging and data download.
The HYSUB defines an electro-hydraulic submersible family in the range of 6 to 250HP. Several HYSUBs have been designed and built to operate to depths of 6000m. HYSUBs are generally equipped with 2 MAGNUM manipulators. Vehicles may be live-boated or cage deployed. These vehicles are provided with real time telemetry and control.
International Submarine Engineering Ltd. (ISE) has delivered hundreds of ROVs to the marketplace over the last 4 decades with a significant number of those systems earmarked for defence related service in navies the world over, including the Canadian Navy, the United States Navy, the French Navy, the Japanese Defense Force, the Australian Navy, among others. ISE is able to deliver either off-the-shelf ROVs or specifically designed or customized systems to meet our customers’ naval mission requirements.
ISE also supports the ROV industry by providing spare parts and specialized tools. The value of an ROV is increased by its adaptability to different missions and its ability to conduct the most work in a single dive with the greatest efficiency. ROV transit time to and from operating depths are typically non-productive stages of a dive, so the ratio of transit time to time at depth must be minimized. Hence the more work that can be accomplished within a single dive, the greater the value of the configuration.
The HYSUB consoles are used for operation and control of the remote vehicle. They are normally located in the Control Van or Module or the Operators Room on the ship or platform.
ISE supplies a number of different console configurations depending on customer preferences and vehicle complexity.
The growing threat from new-generation mines that are more difficult to detect has stimulated the demand for new minehunting systems that offer improved safety and efficiency. The Dorado vehicle, which was in operational service with the Canadian Department of National Defence, was developed to meet this need. DCN International, of France, is selling the Dorado vehicle as part of their SeaKeeper system.
Aurora is an actively stabilized towfish that can accommodate a variety of wet and dry payloads.
Development of the new generation of commercialized ISE Aurora Towfish was recently completed. The vehicle design is modular, allowing the hull to accommodate wet and dry payloads of varying sizes.
International Submarine Engineering has been directly involved in defense contracts for the last thirty-nine years. Equipment for use by various navies has been designed, manufactured, tested and successfully supplied to these organizations. The Canadian Navy, the United States Navy, the French Navy, the Japanese Defense Force and the Australian Navy plus several others have purchased both off-the-shelf vehicles and vehicles specifically designed to meet a defense mission requirement.
ISE designed and manufactured AUVs are well suited to meet the various applications required for todays demanding surveillance missions. Our Explorer Class and Theseus Class AUVs are two examples of ISE AUVs that have completed missions the world over, including extended missions in the challenging Artic environment.
Route Survey operations are a fundamental requirement to almost all marine and subsea related work whether it be scientific, environmental, energy, or military related. ISE has played an integral role in providing systems to meet the requirements for ocean route survey systems since 2002.
ISE supplies manipulators & tools for land, marine and space applications to customers worldwide. For over 3 decades, since it's inception, ISE has manufactured over 400 robotic manipulators. ISE develops and manufactures robotics manipulators systems for many applications.
The ISE Subsea Antenna offers a complete surface communications solution for underwater vehicles in a single compact hydrodynamic package. It is constructed from aluminum and impact resistant polymer to withstand abuse. Underwater bulkhead connectors allow for quick field servicing and replacement.
Although the number of autonomous vehicles and unoccupied submersibles have dramatically increased in step with marine related technological innovations, there will always be operational requirements for Human Occupied (HO) and hybrid systems whether it be for military, recreational, commercial, or scientific purposes. ISE has completed several successful HO and hybrid submersible projects.
International Submarine Engineering Ltd. (ISE) strives to ensure our products feature the most up-to-date designs and technology; we place special value in research and development, aligning our efforts in partnerships involving universities, government agencies and specialist companies. ISE has developed and engineered a host of innovative products over our 40+ years in the subsea marine market and will continue to innovative solutions to meet the requirements of our customers.