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

EGS International purchases dual head EM 3002D

EGS International Ltd in the UK has purchased a dual head Kongsberg Maritime EM 3002D shallow water multi-beam system along with real-time operating software SIS, (Seafloor Information System) and Neptune post processing software. A Kongsberg Seatex MRU H attitude sensor was also purchased to provide attitude corrections for the system. The system was initially commissioned on the inshore survey/research vessel Wessex Explorer for work around the UK, however the installation has been designed for portability to be deployable in support of projects on a worldwide basis. (read more)
2006-01-23 12:00:00

EM 3002 Demo in Vietnam

KM Singapore has conducted a shallow-water multi-beam echo sounder demonstration in North Vietnam. Equipment for the demo included the EM 3002 MBES, SIS visualisation & acquisition software, Seapath 20 heading/position solution and a MRU H Motion Sensor. The system was installed from scratch in an over-the-side mount configuration (including all fabrication and welding work) in just over a day on MSAC1's vessel, the Tien Sa. This was achieved thanks to the resourcefulness and dedication of the MSAC1 experienced workforce, who toiled late into the night to ensure all was ready for the demo. Being the first ever known MBES demo... (read more)
2005-10-15 12:00:00

Swathe Services to Distribute SBG Systems in UK and Ireland

SBG Systems has appointed Swathe Services to be an authorised sales and support distributor for the marine hydrography market in the UK and Ireland. This includes all products within the Ellipse, Ekinox and Apogee product lines and includes the Split-Box with associated components. SBG Systems offers a complete line of high-performance and miniature attitude and heading reference systems (AHRS), motion reference units (MRU) and inertial navigation systems (INS) with embedded GNSS receiver (INS/GNSS). The company's inertial navigation systems allow accurate data georeferencing whether a sonar or Lidar is mounted on a manned survey vessel, an unmanned surface vehicle (USV), a remotely operated... (read more)
2016-02-04 12:40:47

EM 3002 Demonstration in North Vietnam

KM Singapore has conducted the first ever known shallow water multi-beam echosounder demonstration in North Vietnam. Equipment for the demo included the EM 3002 MBES, SIS visualization & acquisition software, Seapath 20 heading/ position solution and an MRU H Motion Sensor. The system was installed from scratch in an over-the-side mount configuration (including all fabrication and welding work) in just over 1 day on MSAC1's vessel, the Tien Sa. This duration was achieved due to the resourcefulness and dedication of MSAC1's experienced workforce who toiled late into the night to ensure all was ready for the demo. Being the first... (read more)
2005-09-09 12:00:00

Multi-phase Echosounder Added to STR’s Rental Inventory

Subsea Technology and Rentals Ltd (STR) has increased its portfolio of rental equipment with the acquisition of EdgeTech’s 6205, a swath bathymetry and dual frequency sidescan sonar system which utilises next-generation bathymetric technology. The EdgeTech 6205, a multi-phase echosounder (MPES) produces real-time, high-resolution, three-dimensional (3D) maps of the seafloor while providing co-registered simultaneous dual frequency sidescan imagery. The 6205 uses ten receive element transducers and one discrete transmit element. The high number of channels enables superior rejection of multipath effects, reverberation and acoustic noise commonly encountered in the shallow water survey environment. Utilising EdgeTech’s Full Spectrum technology, the 6205 exceeds IHO... (read more)
2015-10-12 11:15:52

SBG Releases Navsight Marine Solution

At this year’s Oceanology International in London, UK, SBG Systems released the Navsight Marine Solution, a full high-performance inertial navigation solution designed to make surveyors’ tasks easier in both shallow and deep water. Navsight Marine Solution integrates the latest generation of gyroscopes, accelerometers and GNSS receivers. Navsight provides high-performance motion and navigation data as well as a real-time heave accurate to 5cm. To allow surveying when wave frequencies are large or complex, the solution comes with a delayed heave feature. If higher performance is required, the surveyor can count on Qinertia, SBG’s INS/GNSS post-processing software. New calibration procedure for easy installation... (read more)
2018-03-20 11:25:57

Navigation and Survey Support for Windmill Installation

Parker Maritime, Norway, provided the Seajacks team with navigation services, survey support during installation of the monopiles and transition pieces (TP), and crane monitoring services during monopile up-ending. Parker utilised its ParkerPMS computer and software technology for data collection and presentation. ParkerPMS was the platform for the radio link of data between the TP and Bridge. Other technologies used were: iXBlue Octans for heading and motion, GPS for heading control of the TP and positioning of the monopiles, MRU for motion and Leica Total stations for the inclination of the monopiles. Parker joined the Seajacks team in August 2012, and... (read more)
2013-08-05 12:00:00

Solar-powered AUV for Plate Survey

Falmouth Scientific, Inc (FSI) has supplied a solar-powered Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (SAUV) to the University of Tokyo for use in monitoring tectonic plate movement. The SAUV is a compact, man-portable AUV designed for autonomous operation for long periods (weeks to months) without requiring maintenance, servicing, or recharging.   The vehicle can be pre-programmed to submerge to depths down to 500 metres, to transit to designated waypoints, or to operate on the surface during conditions suitable for battery charging via solar energy input.  With a square metre of solar panels, the SAUV can collect from 300 to 900 Watt-hours per day... (read more)
2010-01-12 12:00:00

THSUK SW Region Student Presentation Event

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Travis Mason Presentation Judges: Jeff Faulkner, Nigel Kelland, Dr Travis Mason Investing in the right people is a key component of business success and identifying the best graduate from those entering our industry can often be very challenging.  To assist employers find the right person and to help students step into their new career we run an annual Students' Presentation Event.   Presentations Titles will include: A quantative assessment of how MRU misalignment affects MBES patch test results with varying bathymetry and weather conditions A comparative study into the accuracy and application of laser scanning and photogrammetry in a land based survey... (read more)
2016-04-12 08:56:02
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