Dynamic Positioning Conference Programme

The Dynamic Positioning Committee of the Marine Technology Society has issued an Advance Programme for the 2010 Dynamic Positioning Conference. The Annual Conference will be held at the Westchase Hilton, Houston 12th and 13th October 2010. The Conference traditionally places a strong emphasis on new technology and this year is no exception with sessions on DP in The Arctic and New Applications, as well as a full session on Quality Assurance. As in the past, there will also be sessions on Design, Sensors, Thrusters and Operations. Expanded exhibit space will allow a larger number of vendors to display their products... (read more)
2011-02-24 09:10:54

Dynamic Positioning Call for Papers

The Dynamic Positioning (DP) Committee of the Marine Technology Society has announced the date of the 2011 Conference and issued a Call for Papers. Those interested in presenting papers are invited to submit abstracts online through the website by 15th April 2011.   The Technical Committee has published a list of proposed sessions and topics which can be downloaded. However, all abstracts of interest covering non commercial aspects of DP and its application will be considered.   The Annual Conference will be held in Houston at the Westchase Hilton 11th to 12th October 2011. An optional workshop on Operational Issues... (read more)
2011-02-15 12:26:55

Workshop Success Influences Future of Dynamic Positioning

Sonardyne International, in conjunction with Guidance Navigation and Veripos, UK, recently held a one-day user workshop focusing on the latest advances in Dynamic Positioning (DP) reference sensor technologies. More than 50 industry experts from a wide selection of companies gathered in Houston, USA, to review current Position Monitoring Equipment (PME) solutions and to discuss the industry’s future requirements. Significant focus was given to the integration of inertial technologies with acoustics, GNSS, laser and radar sensors, examining practical experience and real world examples whilst discussing opportunities for DP integration that would improve performance, increase availability and reduce risk. Other discussions throughout... (read more)
2013-07-24 09:31:27

Acoustic and Dynamic Positioning on Show

A busy conference season in Houston, USA, will see Sonardyne Inc. participating at the Association of Petroleum Surveying and Geomatics (APSG) Fall meeting, 11 October 2012, and the Marine Technology Society’s (MTS) Dynamic Positioning (DP) Conference, 9 and 10 October 2012. The company will be presenting technical papers at both events, one looking at the evolution of acoustic positioning and the other, the development of inertial navigation for dynamic positioning technologies. APSG’s bi-annual meetings attract professionals in the fields of geomatics, surveying, positioning, geospatial data management and mapping sciences from a wide variety of companies and contractors. Each meeting is... (read more)
2012-10-05 01:55:22

New K-Pos Dynamic Positioning Controller

The new K-Pos Dynamic Positioning Controller (DPC), based on Kongsberg System Technology, has been shown for the first time on the Kongsberg Maritime stand at ONS 2006. The unique design of the new DPC extends the principles of system segregation and redundancy that result in the robustness and high system availability of the Kongsberg Maritime K-Pos Dynamic Positioning system. The system utilises a scalable module concept which corresponds to the overall architecture of a DP system and may be equipped with up to three processor units, supporting single, dual and triple redundant DP control systems. The processors are synchronized on... (read more)
2006-08-24 12:00:00

Onboard Training System Wins Dynamic Positioning Award

The ‘Onboard Training System’ (OTS), developed by Kongsberg Maritime company SMSC, won the Dynamic Positioning Award at the Offshore Support Journal Conference, Awards & Exhibition in London last week. The system allowing users to control a real vessel under DP, but within a simulated environment, was recognised by the award judges as a completely unique and positive new approach to Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO) training. With the OTS concept, the vessel is controlled in a normal manner by a deck officer on the bridge, either by the use of manual controls or by the use of Dynamic Positioning (DP). The... (read more)
2016-02-08 11:15:53

Seabat 7125-ROV for Dynamic Positioning Services

Dynamic Positioning Services recently awarded RESON Offshore Aberdeen a contract for a SeaBat 7125-ROV multi-beam sonar, dual frequency 200/400kHz, 6km depth rated. This sonar has been acquired for the rental market. Dynamic Positioning Services Ltd is a market leader in the sales, rental, calibration and repair of marine electronic equipment for survey, construction, ROV, geophysical and environmental sensors. They carry an impressive inventory and are able to offer a complete service, tailored to their customers' specific project requirements.   The SeaBat 7125-ROV is a valuable sonar system to the offshore industry and is a market leader in its field. The... (read more)
2009-12-17 09:53:20

Dynamic Positioning System Training Goes ‘Visual’ at Delgado Community College

Delgado Community College has recently completed another enhancement of its Transas Navi-Trainer Professional 4000 marine simulator systems, with the addition of Dynamic Positioning System (DPS) equipment on their full mission, visual, ship simulator. The upgrade includes a number of software enhancements provided in the latest version of Transas Navi-Trainer Professional 4000 software version 4.5, plus delivery of a dual redundant “DP2” system with enhanced offshore vessel and platform models, as well as hands on offshore vessel and DPS controls. New capabilities include a unique ability to rotate operation of hardware controls and out of the window visualisations, to simulate operation... (read more)
2004-09-13 12:00:00

Underwater Positioning

Centimetric Accuracy Underwater-GPS
By Camille Béchaz, ACSA and Fran­­çois Boucquaert, Fugro-Topnav, France Fugro evaluated the accuracy of the GPS Intelligent Buoy (GIB-Lite) system for its possible use in shallow-water offshore underwater positioning applications. The trials proved that system accuracy could be brought up to centimetre level, the distance between two simultaneously tracked acoustic pingers having a standard deviation of 8cm. Additional works next to an offshore production platform are often required to increase oil recovery from an existing reservoir or to maintain its production rate over a longer period of time. The seabed near such a production platform typically shows pipelines, electric cables,... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Altitude and Dynamic Error in TPE and CUBE

Total Propagated Error (TPE) and Combined Uncertainty Bathymetric Estimator (CUBE) help automate data cleaning and filtering. This paper discusses the effect of using altitude in place of heave for survey data processing and that of using error estimates in TPE and CUBE for both variables. Final hydrographic data quality is examined. Total Propagated Error (TPE) and Combined Uncertainty Bathymetric Estimator (CUBE) are designed for use with hydrographic survey data to minimise subjective user intervention and help automate data cleaning and filtering. With the trend in hydrographic surveying towards objective estimation of data quality, these methods rely heavily on error estimates... (read more)
2007-09-04 12:00:00
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