Tiburon Subsea has introduced its patent-pending autonomous underwater thruster control technology, known as JETTE.

JETTE represents an in-line dual-vectored subsea robotic propulsion system designed to address the evolving needs of the underwater robotics market.

This design incorporates dual fore and aft thrusters that operate independently and in tandem, providing Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) with advanced capabilities. Tiburon states the JETTE system offers improved speed, variable controls, maneuverability, durability, and redundancy compared to traditional UUVs. By eliminating long-standing control plane weaknesses, JETTE enhances hover/dwell/scan capabilities and streamlines maintenance while ensuring redundancy and self-rescue, marking a significant advancement in hydrodynamic efficiency, the company notes.

Ocean Explorer founder and Tiburon Subsea CEO Tim Taylor emphasized the company's mission to democratize access to emerging technology. Taylor believes that autonomous vehicles, akin to satellites in space, can revolutionize various sectors including renewable energy, climate change mitigation, coastal engineering, and security. Tiburon claims that by facilitating access to ocean data, the company aims to increase awareness, care, and management of marine resources and the environment in real-time.