Wave Glider-Unmanned Maritime Surveillance Ready
Powered by nature, the Wave Glider is the only proven unmanned surface robot for real-time ocean data collection and communications over long durations and in varying sea states. Sitting at the surface, the Wave Glider is the essential sea floor to space link creating a network to help solve some of the world's greatest challenges. The Wave Glider offers an additional propulsion system using stored solar energy. The additional directional thrust increases mobility and precision and helps to navigate challenging ocean conditions (doldrums, high currents, and hurricanes/cyclones), or accommodate mission changes. The solar energy system also recharges batteries that power sensors.
ASMA have collaborated with Liquid Robotic Inc (a Boeing Company) and now going for the ocean to extend their services in oceanography, surveillance and environmental monitoring providing "Data Center in the Sea".
On March 2014, ASMA has collaborated with INOS (Institut Oseanografi dan Sekitaran -University Malaysia Terengganu-UMT) in launching the wave gliders (Liquid Robotics) in Pulau Bidong, Terengganu. Among the data collected are current, wave, CTD , weather and many more.