Surveyor Interceptor Sprints with Sonardyne SPRINT

MMT, Sweden, has successfully completed offshore integration trials of its new high-speed ROV with Sonardyne International’s SPRINT inertial navigation system. The 2,000m-rated Surveyor Interceptor has been developed by MMT to improve the speed and efficiency of seabed mapping and pipeline inspection surveys. Surveyor Interceptor’s revolutionary design features a hydrodynamic hull and powerful drivetrain enabling the vehicle to travel at up to six knots, around 50% faster than conventional work-class ROVs. The accuracy of SPRINT complements the vehicle’s imaging and mapping sensors, resulting in improved survey data quality and reduced ‘cost per kilometre’ of surveys. Travelling at high speed close to... (read more)
2015-06-09 09:34:41

Underwater Navigation

Teledyne RD Instruments (RDI) has released a self-contained Explorer Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) for precision littoral underwater navigation applications. Now, in addition to Teledyne RDI's remote head Explorer, the self-contained configuration offers users Teledyne RDI's Broadband technology packed into a single housing for your "power & go" applications.   The self-contained unit incorporates the new phased array transducer, offering reduced size and weight, plus enhanced system performance. The unit is rated to 500m to cover your littoral navigation needs.   (read more)
2009-03-09 11:32:22

10,000th Workhorse ADCP Delivered

Teledyne RD Instruments has recently reached two milestones. First, in 2007, the company celebrated its 25th year of business. Then, in January 2008, Teledyne RDI celebrated another significant milestone when Workhorse ADCP number 10,000 rolled off the company's assembly line. The first Workhorse ADCP product was developed in 1992, ten years after the company's inception.   Since it's inception in 1982 through Fran Rowe and Kent Deines' development of the industry's first underwater Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP), the company has gone on to produce a wide array of acoustic Doppler products for measuring water in motion and motion in... (read more)
2008-01-21 09:10:23

MicroROV Navigation Technology from Subsea Quartet

VideoRay and its partners have shipped the first implementation of VideoRay CoPilot by SeeByte software on a platform consisting of the VideoRay Pro 4 underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), BlueView P900 series imaging Sonar, and Teledyne RDI Explorer Doppler Velocity Log (DVL). The first release of the SeeByte solution on a VideoRay ROV follows several months of software and hardware development by VideoRay and SeeByte. SeeByte adapted its navigation software to VideoRay’s ROV control system and hydrodynamics. VideoRay worked closely with Teledyne RDI to adapt the Explorer DVL to a smaller, more hydrodynamic housing well suited to the powerful yet... (read more)
2012-05-28 12:00:00

RD Instruments and CODAR Ocean Sensors Enter Strategic Alliance

RD Instruments and CODAR Ocean Sensors announced that the two organisations have signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a new strategic alliance. Both CODAR and RD Instruments possess highly innovative technology, which provides complimentary data for complex coastal applications. After years of working side-by-side on coastal applications, they now joined forces to address HF radar solutions for inland and offshore applications. This alliance will allow both organizations to draw upon their extensive technology and experience to address these new markets. RD Instruments manufacturers acoustic Doppler current profiling (ADCP) and Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) products for a wide array of scientific,... (read more)
2005-02-28 12:00:00

Newton Labs’ Underwater Laser Scanners with Two Scanning Modes

Newton Labs' M series of underwater laser scanners can be utilised for area scans or as a fixed-line scanner coupled to an IMU/DVL for long-distance scans such as pipelines and umbilicals, etc. The same scanner can be used for high-resolution area scans and dynamic field scans at the push of a button on the user interface. The Newton Labs marine underwater laser scanners can now operate with a fixed laser line – continuously recording scan data as the line is moved across the targeted area. Operators can fulfil increased inspection demands with one laser scanner.  Newton sells underwater scanners offering... (read more)
2017-08-21 11:41:51

High-accuracy Inertial Systems

SBG Systems, France, has announced the Ekinox Series, a family of MEMS-based Tactical Grade Inertial Systems. This series consists of two ITAR Free models: the Ekinox AHRS which provides 0.05° 3D attitude and 5cm heave, and the Ekinox INS which delivers additional 2cm position. Ekinox accepts aiding data from various marine external equipments including DVL, dual antenna GPS, USBL, and EM Log. Ekinox is suitable for demanding Marine applications such as vessel motion monitoring, ROV & AUV control, or buoy positioning as it offers real-time surge, sway, and auto adjusting heave on four monitoring points, NMEA protocol and Ethernet communication.... (read more)
2013-01-14 04:15:01

Additional Doppler Products in Lease Pool

In its continuing effort to keep pace with client demand, Seatronics Ltd. has recently purchased fourteen new Teledyne RD Instruments (RDI) Doppler products to enhance the organization's existing lease pool. Recent product purchases include a Teledyne RDI Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) for precision navigation onboard underwater platforms. Seatronics reports that this product is in high demand at the moment, particularly for use in cable burial and deep water vehicle positioning applications. Seatronics also purchased thirteen additional Teledyne RDI Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) ranging from 150 to 1200 kHz, bringing the total number of Teledyne RDI ADCPs available for lease... (read more)
2008-09-05 10:23:28

ADCPs in Action Returns to San Diego

Teledyne RD Instruments (RDI) will host its next ADCPs in Action Users' Conference in San Diego (CA, USA) from 5 to 7 October 2009. This conference was designed to bring the oceanographic community together for a lively exchange of information between Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) and Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) users, industry experts, and third party manufacturers.     Teledyne RDI's 2009 event will once again be comprised of three simultaneous tracks including: water resources flow measurement applications; coastal/oceanographic current profiling/waves measurement applications; and precision navigation applications.     This year's event will include presentations provided by customers and industry... (read more)
2009-01-26 02:19:16

Teledyne Relaunches RDI University

Teledyne RD Instruments will host free online webinars for its customers via Teledyne RDI University. The first series of webinars will be focused on the company’s navigation product line, offering 30-minute sessions focused on the many facets of the company’s Doppler Velocity Logs (DVLs) for precision surface and subsea navigation applications. Sessions range from basic system set-up to theory of operation, and are designed to aid customers in the use, maintenance, and optimisation of their DVL products. The first session is scheduled for 6 June 2013, with sessions running through to the end of the year. More information and registration... (read more)
2013-06-04 03:45:52
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