The Data Diver is a prototype swarm vehicle designed and built in-house at Apium, currently serving as a real-world platform for control algorithm development. We are entering a phase of market and application research to direct our vehicle's specifications during future design development and mass-production.
The Data Diver targets a number of applications with specialized sensor payloads being investigated for oceanography, aquaculture, hydrographic survey and defense. See a few examples below of how the Data Diver has been used in deployments.
- In April of 2017 the Data Diver was successfully demonstrated as a system for supporting USMC shore surveys during a demo at Camp Pendleton, CA.
- In June of 2016 internal waves were measured near Mission Bay, CA in collaboration with researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.