On Xprize project
task for drone (D19) was to tug AUW to research
area ( about 50 nm from a harbor, release it, support communication via satellite
between AUW and shore command center when AUW makes precision bathymetry till 4000 v depth
. Catch AUW when it appears on surface and bring it back to harbor. Everything autonomous.
For drone based on D13 current
task is bathymetry shallow waters autonomously or manual if needs. But any type of electronics
can be installed on this platform.
Here is a video of D13 under sail -