Post-processing Solutions at Northeast Lidar Workshop

Blue Marble Geographics' Director of Product Management, Sam Knight, gave presentations at NOAA’s Northeast Regional Ocean Council’s Northeast Lidar & Sea Level Rise Impacts Workshop on 10 and 11 July 2012 in Portland, USA. Knight focuses on post-processing of Lidar data with the Blue Marble Desktop and Global Mapper. The talk demonstrates the latest Lidar post-processing tools for coping with these challenges in the software. Both tools have powerful features for preparing data and analysing it, whether it be in transforming the elevations between geoid models, processing the high volumes of point cloud data into manageable chunks, or deriving terrain... (read more)
2012-07-11 10:56:08

RD Instruments Announces NEMO Waves Processing Module

RD Instruments has begun delivery of the revolutionary new NEMO Waves Processing Modules to a variety of commercial and academic users around the globe. RDI’s new NEMO Waves Processing Module has been designed specifically for RDI’s Waves Array users to provide them with a real-time data solution. The self-contained NEMO unit is linked directly to the Workhorse ADCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) Waves Array, where it quickly processes both the real-time current profiling and waves data at the source. NEMO then outputs a highly condensed, report-ready data string suitable for transmission to the surface/shore via modem, radio telemetry, or direct... (read more)
2005-02-24 12:00:00

Fugro Awarded Processing Facility AUV Survey

Fugro Survey Pty Ltd (Australia) is shortly due to commence a deepwater AUV survey as part of the Woodside-operated Browse LNG Development. Woodside has commissioned Fugro to undertake a detailed seabed mapping program, extending offshore from the proposed Central Processing Facility, that will provide high-quality data to assist with the engineering process for the proposed subsea pipelines and other infrastructure as part of this major project.   Following the success of a similar such project off NW Australia in 2010 Fugro will utilise its Australian-based survey vessel, the 75m Southern Supporter, and its regionally based Hugin 1000 AUV.  The Hugin... (read more)
2011-09-23 10:54:52

Automatic Hydroacoustic Data Processing for Fisheries

BioSonics, USA, has released VisAcq AutoTrack, a software module for researchers who use hydroacoustics for stock assessment of fisheries. VisAcq AutoTrack calculates the sampled volume and fish density by depth strata. At the conclusion of a mobile hydroacoustic survey, data processing is essentially completed and the user need only export track lists to a CSV file. VisAcq AutoTrack works with BioSonics’ Visual Acquisition as a real-time processing tool that automatically builds and records fish track lists. No further data processing or additional software is required to obtain usable information for fisheries management. Sorting the data from the generated track lists provides... (read more)
2013-11-21 11:50:42

QPS Unveils Qimera Bathymetry Processing Platform

During Hydro14, which was held from 28-30 October 2014 in Aberdeen, UK, QPS announced a new processing product called Qimera to be released in 2015. The announcement was made at a packed QPS workshop, which had been promoted as the first public unveiling of the product. There was an audible gasp as the features were presented. Qimera brings the best features for bathymetric processing from QPS other flagship products, QINSy and Fledermaus, and harnesses the very latest technological innovations to create an extremely easy to use, fast, but immensely powerful bathymetric processing platform. QPS Qimera currently is entering the beta... (read more)
2014-10-31 01:29:59

Advancements in Area-based Imagery Processing

An Integrated Geocoder Delivers a Streamlined Workflow and New Capabilities
For many years the focus has been on collecting and processing the first bottom return of multibeam sonars. However, the acoustic backscatter acquired by multibeam sonars, as well as sidescan sonars, also carries important information about the sea floor and its physical properties. One necessary step towards this characterisation is the creation of more consistent and reliable mosaics of acoustic backscatter. To create the final backscatter map, it is necessary to carry out certain corrections on the backscatter. Following last month's interview with CARIS founder Dr Masry, here we focus on a tool that has been introduced for this purpose:... (read more)
2009-12-04 03:57:53

Advanced Wave Processing for Port-Log

OceanWise has recently added an advanced wave processing algorithm to its online environmental data sharing and publishing system, Port-Log. The algorithm has been developed by a market leading provider of waves processing software to the oil and gas industry. According to OceanWise’s MD, Dr Mike Osborne, this new capability allows users to browse and view wave parameters, such as directional spectra, and partitioned time series, in real-time or historically, alongside other environmental datasets contained within the Port-Log system. Port-Log is already processing real time data streams from a range of industry standard instruments, including directional wave buoys, downward looking radars,... (read more)
2016-03-21 01:32:22

3D Onboard Processing Project Completed

  Wavefield and its partner Geotrace have just completed one of the largest 3D onboard processing projects for Marathon in the Makassar Straits, Offshore Indonesia.

The 3,000sqkm project was processed entirely on the vessel using a large compute facility, and delivered to the client 10 days after the final shotpoint. The processing sequence included state of the art processing techniques such as sophisticated noise attenuation techniques, surface related multiple attenuation and radon demultiple.   The rapid delivery of a high quality 3D migrated volume will allow Marathon to make a timely start on their interpretation effort.     (read more)
2008-06-25 12:12:01

MS 1000 v5 Sonar Processing Software

Kongsberg Mesotech, Canada, has announced the latest version of MS 1000 software for MS 1071 and MS 1171 Digital Scanning Sonar. MS 1000 Version 5.0 marks a major change in direction for this software. It enables no-charge software updates for all users and more specialised and productive software tools for specific user groups. The entry-level software, known as MS 1000 Express Edition, provides basic operating functions for Kongsberg Mesotech digital sonar. The Express Edition is suitable for many applications, such as obstacle avoidance for ROVs and certain imaging applications. The Express Edition does not require a software key for operation.... (read more)
2012-06-04 11:15:40

Digital Signal Processing Manager for WFS

Widely regarded as an international expert in wireless communications signal processing, Jon Davies is appointed as digital signal processing manger. He brings a wealth of experience to the WFS team having worked in technologies for subsea command control and communications (C3) for over fifteen years. His specialist expertise are in embedded real time digital signal processing and algorithm development for acoustic communication, acoustic position-fixing and acoustic detection. Prior to his appointment with WFS, Jon was Principal Technologist at Sonardyne International with the responsibility for developing signal processing and data telemetry technology for subsea communication platforms. Throughout his career Jon has... (read more)
2010-03-08 12:34:26
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