Simulator for EOD Workspace

Simulator for EOD Workspace Prepares Operators in a Virtual Underwater Environment

EOD Workspace was developed for small, inspection class ROVs such as the VideoRay® MSS Defender® to specifically address the requirements for use in the EOD workflow. EOD Workspace automates piloting the ROV, so that EOD technicians can focus on the job: locating, identifying and disabling underwater ordnance.

Dual screen set-up of simulator. Operator (left) experiences EOD Workspace, exactly as they would flying an ROV. Supervisor (right) as multiple viewing option to oversee operators progress.

What this simulator has, that no other simulator in the world has, is that this simulator is actually a backend simulator for OPENSEA. So as we are flying it, we’re flying EOD Workspace. It’s an amazing thing.

Ben Kinnaman, CEO Greensea


The EOD Workspace Simulator provides a powerful training tool to develop and maintain proficiency with EOD Workspace and MSS Defender without utilizing an actual ROV or requiring any in-water activities. Using the provided controller and EOD Workspace running on a laptop, users experience realistic navigation, sonar, mission planning, and ROV simulation.

Practicing and training on missions within the simulator replicates actual CONOPS with the mission planning software. Trainers can specify starting coordinates, environmental conditions such as time of day, surface conditions, current, and turbidity. Each scene is typically 2km x 2km and includes mine targets so operators develop proficiency reading sonar and detecting objects.


Based on a high-fidelity physics engine with an accurate hydrodynamic model of the ROV and using real world bathymetry and satellite data, simulated raw sensor data is provided to EOD Workspace as operators maneuver in the virtual world. Operators can accurately exercise all functions of the ROV including pre-dive checks, mission planning, initialization, alignment, sonar, and autopilots. During regular training scenarios, a supervisor is able to make a training session progressively harder by changing visibility, sea conditions, etc.

EOD Workspace Simulator provides a powerful and comprehensive means for operators to train, maintain proficiency and evaluate CONOPS while reducing the time required, the risk to force, and the cost of training.

Supervisor view showing controls for camera visibility, sonar noise, and current speed/direction.

Training Videos

The following videos show Program Manager, Pete Kerson discussing how to use the simulator as a training tool.

The EOD Workspace Simulator includes 2 (two) high quality gaming computers with simulator software, EOD Workspace, hand controller, and all the cables needed.

EOD Workspace Simulator is powered by GRi. Visit GRi Simulations for additional information.

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Greensea Systems, Inc.

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