General framework of the activity
ELWAVE designs, manufactures and markets electromagnetic detection, navigation and characterization systems based on “electrical sense” a breaking technology. The “electrical sense” is the mode of perception of fish living in tropical turbid and congested waters, where vision and sonar are inefficient. These fish generate an electric field (“electric bubble of perception”) and analyze the perturbations of this field by the environment to deduce the presence of a disturbing object, its position, its form and its nature (insulator, conductor). The result of 10 years of research conducted by the Institut Mines-Télécom in Nantes, ELWAVE solutions offer a unique combination of capabilities in the field of detection technologies.
Simple to use, robust and adaptable to all types of vehicles and robots, ELWAVE solutions, sensors and software, provide a real-time 360 ° perception of the environment in complex underwater and industrial environments.
ELWAVE supports its customers in the implementation of its standard products and also leads the development of solutions dedicated to specific customer needs.
Specific skills in the MRE field
The offshore energy and infrastructure sector (oil & gas, wind, underwater telecommunications) implements a range of production and monitoring resources operating under harsh and even extreme conditions: turbid waters, congested environments, pressure and extreme temperatures, requirements security of operations in contact with infrastructure.
These conditions constitute strong constraints for the deployment of underwater vehicles (ROV and AUV) and infrastructures characterization equipment.
With its unique ability to detect 360 ° and characterize any type of object (insulation and conductor) in water and sediments, ELWAVE brings innovative solutions for offshore industry players.
Products or services in MRE
Based on simple, robust and low energy-consuming instrumentation, ELWAVE systems provide the solution for many unmet customer needs such as:
- Detection and tracking of buried cables and pipelines
- 360 ° obstacle detection and navigation for ROV / AUV
- Surveillance and monitoring of remote contactless infrastructures (corrosion, leak detection, vibration measurements …)