ALIVE: Successful Sea Trials

Following a series of tank and shallow water tests last summer, sea trials of ALIVE have successfully been performed in real conditions offshore the French Riviera. The objective was for ALIVE to dock on a subsea structure (ROV-panel) autonomously and carry out pre-programmed operations, opening and closing valves with its hydraulic manipulating arm. Target approach, docking on the subsea structure and manipulation are controlled via a sophisticated on-board video and sonar image processing, matched with a CAD (Computer-Aided Design) image of the environment. Three dives validated the functions of each sub-system. The robot proved its reliability in coping with difficult... (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00

Thales Tool for ArcGIS Users

Thales GeoSolutions (Pacific) has introduced a new export utility, DXF Page Exporter, providing ESRI ArcGIS users with the ability to export a map frame or a page layout as a DXF file. In addition to enabling Geographic Information System (GIS) users to export data to DXF files, DXF Page Exporter now allows the export of a map to a DXF file at the same time, preserving the map symbology. DXF Page Exporter can export layouts and map frames from ArcMap, preserving line widths, line types, polygon fills and hatches. Layouts and map frames can be exported in inches or millimetres,... (read more)
2004-02-13 12:00:00

Bowtech Termination and Moulding Facility

Bowtech Products Ltd has started working from its new 2,500sq ft Subsea Moulding Facility on the Kirkhill Industrial Estate in Aberdeen, UK. Bowtech Products represent Seacon Europe for the complete range of underwater electrical and optical connectors and it was a natural progression to be able to offer the complete cable and connector assemblies.Manager Stuart Rowley has used his previous experience in both machining and the rubber and plastics industry to set-up the facility. One year on from its conception, he now has a team of four staff.The Vertical Machining Centre for mould tool manufacture allows fast turn around, from... (read more)
2010-07-14 04:42:25

Echoscope Availability in Europe and Asia

A recent order placed by Nautikaris, Netherlands, completes a trio of Coda Echoscope purchases by some of CodaOctopus' key international distributors. As well as Cadden (France) and Sea and Land Technologies (Singapore and Malaysia), Nautikaris (Netherlands) last month confirmed an order for an Echoscope 3D real-time sonar. Whilst Nautikaris has an immediate requirement for the Echoscope, with a contract for Fugro, the 3D real-time sonar system will become a prominent feature in the company's equipment portfolio. Confident of strong demand for the 3D visualisation provided by the Echoscope, Nautikaris is now able to offer a completely new service to its... (read more)
2010-12-08 04:09:00

Accelerating Support for Engineering and Design Centre

Investing in the future of engineering, UK-based Sonardyne International Ltd. has recently made a substantial donation to the Alton College Fundraising Appeal for a new Engineering and Design Technology Centre. The donation brings forward the centre’s building completion date to Autumn 2013 and will enable the college to teach 310 students a year, inspiring young people to choose careers in engineering and design technology for years to come. Alton College attracts aspiring engineers from across Southern England, providing them with the opportunities and support to achieve their full potential. With application numbers for engineering and design technology courses doubling over... (read more)
2013-05-14 01:41:58

Contract for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Marport has been awarded a contract valued at approximately CAD1 million to supply its SQX-1 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to an international geodetic survey company. Karl Kenny, CEO of Marport said that no work in the offshore industry can proceed efficiently without proper subsea survey information. From initial surveys, through to the commissioning of offshore installations and pipelines, survey data is the critical link between the various pieces of a complex infrastructure.     Marport's SQX-1 AUV is a hydro-dynamically stable platform designed for reliable performance and low life-cycle cost. Employing a propulsion and control system based on thrust vectoring,... (read more)
2009-07-08 01:27:48

ONR Extends Seebyte PATT Contract

SeeByte has been awarded a twelve month contract extension through the Office of Naval Research (ONR). PATT is a Performance Analysis & Training Tool developed by SeeByte which can be used to effectively evaluate Mine Counter Measure (MCM) capabilities.   The current ONR funded project was tasked with integrating the NSWC PC CAD/CAC software into SeeByte's PATT module and with the SeeTrack Military product. This contract extension to the current ONR funded project follows feedback from ONR and users of SeeTrack Military, and aims to target improvements to the current product.   The contract extension includes improvements to the current... (read more)
2008-08-05 12:40:23

Grensmaas Project: River Survey for Flood Control

The planned widening of the Dutch Maas river (Meuse) represents a landscape correction that will prevent future flooding. Gravel barriers are being prepared in order to buffer any additional flow. Hydrography is imperative in this region. The river will be at its widest point at the town of Itteren.   PS Survey performed the underwater surveys. A sounding vehicle moved across the surface using multibeam sonar to collect millions of points to profile the river floor in 3D. These points were then imported into Pythagoras CAD software which converted the point-cloud into a digital terrain model (DTM).   Because of... (read more)
2011-09-29 12:00:00

HYPACK Enters UAV Data Collection Era

HYPACK, USA, has partnered with Infinite Jib, Velodyne and SBG to provide a mapping solution that represents a next evolution in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market: NEXUS 800 UAV. This solution, powered by HYPACK, represents a full end-to-end solution, seamlessly harmonising Lidar data with photogrammetry. The NEXUS 800 is a turnkey system that integrates hardware and software to provide an advanced and seamless solution for Lidar survey planning, data acquisition, post processing and analysis and product creation. Powered by the HYPACK-HYSWEEP mapping software, the operator can plan, acquire, and process the Lidar and Photogrammetry data onboard a high powered Windows... (read more)
2016-10-25 08:51:57

NaviModel DTM Software

NaviModel software for ocean mapping, data analysis and interpretation provides intuitive 3D visualiasation of infinite survey data sets by import of multiple data formats and sources using user-defined templates. NaviModel includes features for data cleaning either manually or through use of advanced semi or fully automated tools as well as creation of own filters by use of plug-in function. Digital terrain models (DTM) are displayed in real-time fly-through fashion featuring different color modes and palettes in addition to adjustment of light source. Difference models and volume calculations are visualised by colouring the resulting DTM in difference modes. Terrain manipulation is... (read more)
2010-02-18 09:34:00
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