Ifremer Selects iXblue’s Technology to Equip Its New 6000-metre AUV

Ifremer, the French National Institute for Ocean Science, has chosen iXblue, a global high-tech company specializing in the design and manufacturing of innovative systems and solutions devoted to inertial navigation, subsea positioning and underwater imaging, to equip its new 6000-meter AUV (CORAL* project). The AUV will be equipped with a Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS), Sams-150, a Phins C7 Inertial Navigation System (INS), a sub-bottom profiler Echoes 5000 and will use iXblue’s Delph Software suite for SAS and navigation post-processing. “We are very excited to be on board the CORAL project and to offer turnkey SAS technology to Ifremer scientific and... (read more)
2020-07-17 10:13:13

Swathe Services Takes Delivery of SBG Ekinox Navsight INS for Customer Demonstrations

Swathe Services has recently added the SBG Ekinox Navsight to its equipment demo pool.  After extensive trials on manned and unmanned vessels operating under bridges, in harbours and offshore for Hydrographic applications, the performance of the Ekinox Inertial Navigation System (INS) has convinced the hydrographic survey services company. Its small compact subsea form factor and weight makes this system light and easy to install with portable sonar systems. The SBG Ekinox Navsight is ideal for shallow water applications. James Williams, managing director at Swathe, explained: “Since we became the distributor for SBG Systems, we have seen a steady increase in sales across... (read more)
2020-07-16 01:34:22

Subsea Autonomy is Moving Beyond Waypoints

Underwater an AUV Must Rely Upon its Own Sensor Network
The AUV has been the tool of choice for shallow-water MCM and EOD operations for a number of years. The coverage by popular news channels of unfortunate events, such as the MH370 tragedy, has also shown that the AUV has undisputedly become the tool of choice to carry out salvage operations at extreme depths. The AUV has no physical link to the surface and the majority of missions are still pre-programmed by a human, which can be time consuming and error prone. Missions are normally a sequence of defined waypoints where the AUV may be required to carry out certain... (read more)
2020-06-09 09:41:02

Ocean Aero to Deliver a Fleet of Intelligent Autonomous Marine Vehicles

Ocean Aero, designer and builder of environmentally-powered autonomous, underwater and surface vehicles (AUSVs), announced a 'multi-million-dollar agreement' to deliver a variety of the company’s AUSV models to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) for a research, evaluation and testing programme. Ocean Aero will deliver a mix of its Navigator and Discovery models and work closely with DHS and other programme participants – the US Coast Guard (USCG), US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), The University of Southern Mississippi, the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs, LLC. Ocean Aero’s vehicles will... (read more)
2020-03-03 12:21:32

Teledyne Marine in Full Force at OI London 2020

Teledyne Marine will once again be out in full force at OI London 2020. With 23 brands and over 400 products, Teledyne truly delivers something for everyone, the company says. To help customers navigate the many solutions, the company has dedicated one booth to its Discovery Zone, which will detail how and where products are being used alone and in combination to solve the difficult challenges customers face in the company's key markets, including oceanographic, energy, infrastructure & civil engineering, defence & security, and marine life.  The second booth will serve as Teledyne´s Collaboration Zone, with ample meeting space for customers to relax, collaborate and brainstorm... (read more)
2020-02-26 01:21:01

Indian Navy Carries Out Hydrographic Surveys in Sri Lanka

The Indian Navy's Sandhayak-class ship INS Jamuna, which recently arrived in Sri Lanka, will carry out detailed hydrographic surveys and several shore-based survey activities over the two-month deployment period, officials said last week. The project is based on a mutual agreement to carry out a joint hydrographic survey off the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, the Indian Navy said in a statement. Over the two-month deployment period, the ship will carry out detailed hydrographic surveys and several shore-based survey activities. Navy personnel will embark the ship during the conduct of the joint survey. Additionally, they will also be provided with "hands-on... (read more)
2020-02-18 08:30:10

Teledyne Marine Announces 2020 Academic Product Grant

Six months free product usage and technical consultations
Teledyne Marine offers the next generation of technologists and explorers the opportunity to utilize the organization’s leading-edge technology for planned 2020 programmes free of charge via their 2020 Academic Product Grant. The company delivers the widest range of technology in the industry and will share a full suite of these technologies with the academic community to address an array of potential global research programmes.  This grant is open to all students from accredited universities or institutions pursuing oceanographic or hydrographic studies and provides up to 6 months' free product usage and technical consultations to help ensure their success. Products in this year’s grant... (read more)
2020-01-14 11:49:06

Flanders Marine Institute in Belgium Takes Delivery of a Gavia AUV

Teledyne Gavia announced that it has completed the sale and recent Sea Acceptance Testing of a Gavia AUV to the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in Oostende, Belgium. The VLIZ Gavia is rated to 1,000m depth in a low logistics form factor and includes an array of scientific instruments to meet current and future VLIZ research requirements. The modular nature of the GAVIA AUV allows sensors to be added as mission requirements dictate. The VLIZ Gavia is configured for diverse research applications and includes an iXblue INS, coupled with a Teledyne RD Instruments Pathfinder ADCP up/down for highly accurate navigation and... (read more)
2019-09-30 08:37:17

Neptune Adopts Sonardyne’s All-in-one Technology Platform

Australian headquartered subsea services specialist Neptune has become the latest company to adopt Sonardyne International's new all-in-one acoustic and inertial positioning technology platform to support its offshore survey projects. The order, made through Sonardyne’s Singapore subsidiary, includes the supply of Fusion 2 software, Compatt 6 seabed transponders and ROVNav 6 LBL (Long BaseLine) vehicle-mounted transceivers. The Compatt 6s and ROVNav 6s will be Sonardyne’s latest ‘plus’ hardware platform (6+), engineered to unlock the full capabilities of Fusion 2. Seamless Environment Built from the ground up Fusion 2 software offers a seamless environment in which surveyors can perform all of their... (read more)
2019-07-10 01:41:41

Acoustics Specialist RTSYS Unveils Latest Versatile Micro-AUV

After years of development, French Acoustics specialist RTSYS has unveiled its latest versatile micro-AUV named NemoSens. Less than 1 metre long, and easy to carry and launch (less than 20 pounds including payload), NemoSens can host any kind of payload, be it a CTD probe, side-scan sonar or any other sensors. Thanks to an open LINUX architecture, it can be programmed from a ROS or MOOS interface to complete various kind of missions. Acoustic Beacons Its battery provides wide autonomy (up to 8 hours at 4 knots) with a speed range from 2 to 8 knots, and its robustness allows it... (read more)
2019-07-09 02:58:45
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