ABYSSA's magic trick for detecting Seafloor Massive Sulphide
The So Magical fleet is specifically designed for detecting Seafloor Massive Sulphide deposits at the sea floor.
Comprising several autonomous underwater vehicles able to cover vast tracts of the ocean floor, the So Magical fleet will be able to detect this rare and valuable mineral more efficiently and more rapidly than any other detection technique currently available.
So-Magical : Seafloor-Ore MAgnetic and Geosciences Investigation with Communication by Acoustic Link !
How, then, can we possibly detect active and inactive Seafloor Massive Sulphide deposits in the immense expanses of the oceans?
This is the question that we started to address in our R&D work back in 2014-2015, leading to the concept of the So Magical fleet.
Our So Magical fleet will deploy two types of AUVs: a ‘leader’ AUV and a group of ‘follower’ AUVs guided by the information transmitted by the leader AUV over an acoustic link.