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

Kongsberg Maritime Unveiled USV at Ocean Business 2019

Kongsberg Maritime has unveiled its new Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) during Ocean Business 2019 last week. The Sounder USV System is a versatile solution designed and built to provide the highest possible standard of data acquisition the company stated when demonstrating the new system in Southampton. Multipurpose Platform The Sounder USV System is a multipurpose platform designed to work across different market segments, including survey and fishery duties. It has been developed as a joint venture with Norsafe AS. The system has been configured from the keel upwards to deliver optimal hydroacoustic data quality, efficiency and productivity. Autonomous Control Operation... (read more)
2019-04-11 11:34:09

Update from Ocean Business 2019

At Ocean Business 2019, EvoLogics introduced the company’s latest addition to their range of underwater acoustic modems: the new generation S2C T modems. Dubbed ‘tiny’, this light and ultra-compact design represent a size reduction of almost 20 per cent compared to EvoLogics M-series mini-modems at only 25 cm standard height and 1200 g weight. The S2C T series form factor will be available for EvoLogics’ high-frequency models, catering to modern size- and weight-sensitive applications with 4 frequency range/directivity options. Acoustic Performance The new model features a fully-fledged S2C engine with no compromises in acoustic performance. It is a great fit... (read more)
2019-04-11 10:59:00

Fusion 2 – An Evolution in Offshore Survey Operations

Complex set-up operations, multiple topside systems and interfaces, and arduous workflows; these are all now in the past. Sonardyne’s Fusion 2 survey software combines intuitive workflows with faster, more flexible INS, LBL and Sparse LBL aided INS operations - all from a single system. Since surveyors and subsea construction operatives took their first steps into the US Gulf of Mexico, followed by the harsh waters of the North Sea and beyond, the industry has been on a learning curve. From taut wire through to today’s digital signalling architectures, systems and methodologies, the industry has evolved. Developments in signalling technology have... (read more)
2019-04-05 12:59:12

AutoNaut Launches Communication Hub at Ocean Business 2019

AutoNaut is to launch its 3.5 Comms Hub product at Ocean Business 2019, taking place at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK, 9-11 April 2019. The 3.5m Comms Hub is specifically designed for deployment as a long-duration surface gateway. Flexibility in sensor fit enables tasks including data harvesting, precision positioning and communications from and to a subsea asset. Onward relay can be via satellite for over-the-horizon missions. Payload versatility means that secondary sensors can also be fitted. Robust and compact design AutoNaut’s near-silent sound profile – the wave-foil technology involves just a few moving parts - reduces noise interference to almost... (read more)
2019-04-04 09:16:21

Teledyne Marine Delivers Unmanned Systems for the UAE Navy

Teledyne Marine has announced, through local partner Trust International Group (Abu Dhabi), the sale and delivery of unmanned systems to the UAE Navy to support Search and Recovery applications. The sale included both a Gavia AUV and a SeaBotix vLBV300, which will provide the UAE Navy with a highly effective rapid response capability from a low logistics AUV and an observation class ROV capable of cooperative and complementary mission profiles from search/detection and classification to intervention. The Gavia system, as delivered to the UAE Navy, is equipped with a Edgetetch 2205 scan sonar and cameras to utilize a high accuracy... (read more)
2019-02-21 09:36:53

STR Becomes Early Adopter of Sonardyne’s New Fusion 2 Software and 6+ Hardware

Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR), a multi-disciplinary technology expert specialising in the design, production, rental and sale of innovative marine survey equipment, has become the first company to invest in Sonardyne International’s Long BaseLine (LBL) and Inertial Navigation System (INS) software, Fusion 2. The announcement was made following Sonardyne’s launch event at OSEA 2018 in Singapore. STR will upgrade its existing 6G hardware to Sonardyne’s new 6 ‘plus’ variants. Sonardyne’s new Compatt 6+ and ROVNav 6+ hardware has been designed to get the best performance from Fusion 2, a new software package that provides a single system from which surveyors... (read more)
2018-12-04 09:44:57

Rethinking the Traditional Model for Offshore Operations

A Bright Future Ahead for iXblue’s New USV
Back in May 2018, the conspicuous red hull of DriX, iXblue’s new unmanned surface vessel (USV), could be seen sailing the waters of the Caspian Sea. Hidden from view, 2 metres below the surface, the iXblue acoustic synthetic baseline positioning system called Ramses was performing a highly accurate rig positioning operation for Total E&P, the world’s fourth-largest oil & gas company. (This article is brought to you by iXblue) A global leader in the design and manufacturing of innovative solutions dedicated to the offshore Energies, Ocean Science and Defence markets, iXblue was contracted by Total E&P to conduct this box-in... (read more)
2018-08-21 03:04:05

ROV Support Vessel Upgrades to Sonardyne 6G to Meet Brazil’s New Contracting Specifications

Sixth-generation (6G) underwater positioning technology from Sonardyne has been chosen by vessel owner and operator Companhia Brasileira de Offshore (CBO) to meet Brazil’s stringent new contracting specifications for subsea positioning. The multi-functional Compatt 6 transponders and Ranger 2 Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) HPT transceivers that make up the order will be utilised alongside existing Sonardyne technology on board the ROV support vessel 'CBO Isabella'. This will support of a wide variety of subsea operations, including structure installation, pipeline metrology and ROV tracking. On long-term contract to Petrobras since 2010, the CBO Isabella opted to have available two independent acoustic positioning systems... (read more)
2018-08-09 02:02:12

Best Practices and Inspiring Bathymetric Lidar Projects

Bathymetric Lidar is a technique to capture geospatial data of coastlines and (shallow) waters. The method has the potential to facilitate the fast and efficient creation of hydrographic data. More and more users are turning to it to support many new and different applications. At Hydro International, we have selected a series of articles on this technique, ranging from case studies that zoom in on some challenging projects using bathymetric Lidar in combination with other survey methodologies, to in-depth articles focusing on the latest trends and developments relating to this hydrographic surveying technology. Acoustically Aided INS and Lidar Aerial mobile mapping using Lidar and GNSS-aided inertial navigation... (read more)
2018-06-26 11:07:44
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