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LOS ANGELES — From a recent seizure in the South China Sea to a world-first, month-long mission to Lake Michigan, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are in the news. For over 65 years, Innerspace Corporation has designed and built the kinds of underwater thrusters that today’s AUVs rely on for propulsion. Making use of the most advanced manufacturing techniques and thruster technologies, Innerspace helps enable everything from unmanned mine-hunters to devices used in aquaculture.
With the global AUV industry projected in a recent Wise Guy report to grow at a compound annual growth rate of over 15%, Innerspace is poised to help carry this increasingly important technology far into the future. Those interested in what the company has to offer can learn more about its full range of products at the Innerspace website at
“Of all the contemporary means of exploring submarine environments, autonomous underwater vehicles rank as some of the most exciting and impressive of all,” said Innerspace Engineering Manager Omar Rafeh, “When this company was founded over 65 years ago, one of today’s advanced AUVs would have seemed like something straight out of science fiction. By always staying at the leading edge of technology since, Innerspace Corporation has remained the world’s top producer of underwater thrusters. With so much talk about AUVs in the news in recent weeks, we’re proud to be an important part of this exciting movement.”
Despite their prominence and nearness, the five Great Lakes that lie along the border between Canada and the United States remain in many respects poorly understood. A recently concluded AUV mission led by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Great Lakes Science Center and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute sought to fill in some of the details. For a full month, a vehicle named “Tethys” continuously, autonomously explored the waters of Lake Michigan, collecting over 150,000 data points in the process.
Coming on top of the recent seizure by China of an AUV operated by the American military, news of the success of Tethys’ Lake Michigan mission has generated even more interest in the technology among the general public. For more than 65 years, Covina-based Innerspace Corporation has specialized in producing the kinds of high-performing underwater thrusters that today’s most capable AUVs use for propulsion as they carry out their various autonomous missions.
With detailed product information, performance data, reference materials and more available at the Innerspace website, all those interested in AUVs will enjoy visiting As the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of underwater thrusters, Innerspace also provides regular updates at about how they company’s products are being used in AUVs, remotely operate underwater vehicles, submarines, and other interesting applications.
About Innerspace Corporation:
For over sixty-five years, Innerspace Corporation has been number one in underwater thrusters, always maintaining an industry-leading commitment to excellence and the highest standards of quality and service.
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