TRDI Supports Community AUV Event

Teledyne RD Instruments, USA, is a co-sponsor in the 18th annual international RoboSub AUV competition, a STEM event held in San Diego and open to the community at no cost. The competition will be held from 20-26 July 2015 at SSC Pacific TRANSDEC in San Diego, California. Co-sponsoring as part of the Teledyne Marine group of companies, Teledyne RD Instruments has been sponsoring this event for more than a decade. Along with co-sponsoring the event, the company is also the Doppler velocity log (DVL) supplier of choice for several teams competing this year. Harry Maxfield, vice president of sales and... (read more)
2015-07-14 08:59:00

Kraken Introduces AquaTrak Correlation Velocity Log

Kraken Sonar Systems (Canada) has launched AquaTrak, a correlation velocity log, at the Ocean Business conference in Southampton, United Kingdom. The AquaTrak correlation velocity log provides both long-range navigation and high-resolution accuracy. The flexible and modular design allows the unit to be used in a stand-alone configuration or as part of an integrated navigation system. The Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) has traditionally been the standard choice for integration into UUV navigation systems. Until now Correlation Velocity Logs (CVL) have not affected this domination of the marketplace because of the high level of signal processing required for correlating pairs of signals... (read more)
2015-04-16 09:54:00

Saab Seaeye Panther Selected for Pipeline Inspection in Gulf of Mexico

For pipeline inspection in the Gulf of Mexico, global maritime, survey and ROV services operator ACSM chose an electric Saab Seaeye Panther XT robotic vehicle over other ROV vehicle alternatives. The Panther inspected 261 pipelines totalling 2,340km in four fields in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), at depths ranging from 15 to 130 metres, in a less than 10-month project duration. ACSM chose the electric Saab Seaeye Panther because it can perform the full scope of work needed, yet is far smaller than hydraulic equivalents. Considerable savings come from deploying the 700kg Panther system rather than the much heavier hydraulic... (read more)
2020-09-07 09:22:03

CDL MiniSense2 Sales Following Ocean Business

CDL sees an interest generated in the MiniSense2 system launched at this year’s Ocean Business conference in Southampton, UK, which has already translated into system sales. Minisense2 is a second-generation MEMS (Micro Electrical Mechanical System) based motion sensor, using the latest low-drift 6DoF (Degrees of Freedom) MEMS technology to deliver high-accuracy heading, pitch, roll and heave measurements in the smallest of devices.     The MiniSense2 is also capable of full INS (Inertial Navigation System) performance with aiding accepted from a variety of inputs such as USBL, LBL, DVL, GPS and depth – this functionality will be available as a... (read more)
2011-05-06 12:00:00

Workshop on Underwater Positioning

The Hydrographic Society organised a workshop on underwater positioning and navigation on Wednesday 10th December 2008. On board of the tug René Siegfried, three presentations were held, touching various aspects of the matter.   Hans-Willem de Leeuw (sales engineer, IXSEA Benelux) explained the principle of the fibre optic gyroscope and introduced various applications of this technique in the IXSEA product range. Especially in the offshore, there is a demand for precise underwater navigation and the combination of the fibre-optic gyroscopes with GPS or DVL make the positioning more accurate, even after hours.   Neil MacDonald (technical manager, Applied Acoustics) went... (read more)
2008-12-12 10:30:25

Positive Change at RS Aqua in 2012

A year of extensive, positive change is how UK-based ocean equipment distributor RS Aqua Ltd describes 2012. Managing director, Roger Scrivens, explains he has welcomed new personnel, signed to new product lines, expanded the premises and extended service support facilities during the last 12 months. The company will be present during Ocean Business, from 9 to 11 April 2013, in Southampton, UK. The arrival of Martin Stemp as technical sales manager and Terry Edwards as technical support manager in the summer was rapidly followed by the acquisition of several new product lines. These include Liquid Robotics Inc (Wave Glider), Vemco... (read more)
2013-03-25 03:29:12

Ashtead Technology invests in CDL Technology

With demand for integrated flexible solutions for Subsea Positioning increasing, Ashtead Technology have recently placed an order with CDL for the purchase of CDL MobIUS-R, MiniPOS3 and TOGS systems worth in excess of GBP600,000. Ashtead's Base Manager, Ian Harvey, commented, "Our customers are pushing for the latest technology available in the field. CDL products have proved exceedingly popular in our rental fleet and we are delighted to be placing this substantial order with CDL so we can offer our customers the very latest solutions available, allowing them to perform increasingly sophisticated tasks in the harshest of environments".Newly launched, the MobIUS... (read more)
2010-06-14 11:33:47

VideoRay and SeeByte Announce Partnership

SeeByte, UK, and VideoRay, USA, have announced their decision to enter into a partnership with the aim of developing solutions to improve value to their customers. The decision follows the success of SeeByte's SeeTrack CoPilot integration with the VideoRay micro ROV which was demonstrated at VideoRay's VIPS 2011 conference last month in Florida.     The demonstration, which featured Teledyne RDI Phased-Array DVL (Doppler Velocity Log) navigation, real-time monitoring and DP (Dynamic Positioning) control, supported both companies' strategies to bring new piloting solutions to the Inspection Class ROV market.   A spectator of the demo and attendee at the event,... (read more)
2011-11-07 01:16:10

SBG Systems Unveils Ekinox Subsea Series

At SUBSEA EXPO (Aberdeen, UK), SBG Systems, France, has unveiled the Ekinox Subsea Series, a product family of survey-grade inertial systems designed for underwater applications up to 6,000m. Based on the robust and cost-effective MEMS technology, the series includes the Ekinox-M, a Motion Reference Unit (MRU) and the Ekinox-U, an underwater Inertial Navigation System (INS). The Ekinox Subsea Series integrates the latest MEMS sensors to offer robust, small-sized, cost-effective, high performance MRU & INS. Ekinox outputs survey-grade roll, pitch, and heading (0.05°) at a high update rate, making it compliant with IHO standards. To obtain the most accurate and reliable... (read more)
2014-02-04 10:37:30

Another ROV Build for Fukada Salvage

International Submarine Engineering, Canada, is pleased to announce the contract to build a 50HP 3,000mdepth Hysub ROV for Fukada Salvage and Marine Works, Japan. The Fukada Hykuyo Hysub 50-3000 is a versatile and capable medium duty work-class ROV. The vehicle will be outfitted with two manipulators, one 7-function and one 4-function along with assorted tooling for a broad range of operational capabilities. Vehicle sub-systems include a HD colour zoom camera, a low light camera, four POV cameras, a variable frequency scanning sonar, an altimeter, and DVL. This ROV will also be outfitted with a toolsled allowing for integration of diverse... (read more)
2015-04-17 10:27:24
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