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Saab Seaeye’s iCON™ intelligent control robotics system architecture is a rugged network of distributed devices and software that provides unparalleled real time system control and feedback from the heart of every subsystem, maximising performance, maintenance and reliability.

In addition to employing iCON™ within Saab Seaeye's range of underwater vehicle systems, it enables a wide range of custom robotic solutions to be developed rapidly and reliably using a standardised set of proven iCON™ building blocks.



  • Advanced six degrees of freedom control 

  • Flexible PC based human machine interface using touchscreens, joysticks and switch panels 

  • Simple power and data connectivity to all system devices 

  • Flexible / upgradeable system architecture 

  • Detailed diagnostics and data logging from within system devices 

  • Fault tolerant, automatically adapting in the event of device damage 

  • Remote Piloting

  • Vehicle control and real time video and sonar data from remote locations via 4G or Satellite link

  • Step by step automated vehicle control for low bandwidth, high latency links

Maintenance Management System 

  • Maintenance planning, scheduling and reporting 

  • Built-in graphical maintenance instructions with parts, tools, safety and skill requirements 

  • System assets, spares, tools and consumables inventory 

  • Web based remote access option 


Navigation and Behaviours 

  • Advanced vehicle autopilots for heading, depth, pitch/roll and altitude 

  • Station keeping, cruise, transit and standoff control options 

  • Software interfaces for additional 3rd party sensors to augment vehicle navigation and control 

  • Adaptive autonomous vehicle behaviours, using real-world data triggers 

Power Distribution 

  • Remote controlled surface and subsea power supplies with power and isolation monitoring 

  • Fully switchable power outputs with programmable overcurrent, voltage and earth leakage

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