First Seaglider with Rockland Scientific Turbulence Sensor

Kongsberg Underwater Technologies, USA, has delivered the first Seaglider vehicle equipped with a Rockland Scientific International (RSI) MicroPod turbulence sensor. The vehicle was commissioned by the UK's University of East Anglia (UEA). The MicroPod package is the result of extensive collaboration between KUTI and RSI in an effort to develop a sensor solution that is suitable for integration on Seaglider’s low-drag composite fairing. This sensor configuration minimises any potential impact on the high glide efficiency of the Seaglider. Ocean turbulence is being recognised as an increasingly important parameter for understanding and modelling climate change. It provides a measure of the... (read more)
2015-04-21 08:55:00

Xchange Sensor Heads Now Calibrated in Europe

AML Oceanographic (AML, Canada) has partnered with OSIL to offer Xchange sensor recalibration services at OSIL’s facilities in the UK. With a European recalibration centre, field-swappable sensor-heads become even more convenient for European users of oceanographic instrumentation. OSIL is expected to begin accepting Xchange sensor heads for recalibration by 1 March 2014. AML’s Xchange line is the industry’s only series of field-swappable sensor heads. Each sensor head contains its own embedded calibration, allowing the sensor to work with any AML instrument. Field-swappable sensors also streamline recalibration; instead of sending the entire instrument back to a calibration centre, a recalibrated sensor-head... (read more)
2014-02-06 09:09:15

Tritech Sensor Selected for Student AUV

Tritech’s Micron sonar has been selected for the latest academic autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The acoustic design team at McGill Robotics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, chose to incorporate a mechanical scanning sonar into their new-build AUV. The team now plan to integrate the Micron sonar into their software system in order to assist close-range positioning and detect objects in low-visibility environments. The team have also updated their AUV with new thrusters and are carrying out modifications to the frame and the pressure vessels. The Tritech Micron sonar is part of Tritech’s SeaKing range of mechanical imaging sonars. The Tritech Micron... (read more)
2015-03-02 12:15:17

Free TRIAXYS Next Wave Sensor Training

The TRIAXYS Wave sensor has proven itself capable in hundreds of deployments over the past 10 years. In 2010 it was upgraded to the TRIAXYS Next Wave sensor, with several new features added including continual wave sampling and expanded interface and memory capabilities. Reo Phillips is to give a free training session during Ocean Business 2011, Southampton, UK. Reservation is required.     Reo Phillips, AXYS Director of Operations and lead engineer in the development of TRIAXYS, will be on hand at the Ocean Business Conferenceto provide free training on how to use and get the most from this sensor.... (read more)
2011-02-25 02:13:59

Longest Multi-Sensor AUV Pipeline Inspection

KONGSBERG has completed the world's longest multi-sensor AUV pipeline survey using one of its HUGIN 1000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV). The pipeline inspection took place from 9th to 11th February 2011, in the Hjelte fjord near Bergen, Norway and the HUGIN 1000 was operated from the Royal Norwegian Navy vessel HNoMS Maloy. The subject of the inspection was two subsea pipelines going to the Mongstad oil refinery. The HUGIN 1000 AUV was equipped with a suite of KONGSBERG imaging equipment including the HISAS 1030 synthetic aperture sonar, EM3002 multi-beam echo sounder and an optical camera with LED lighting. The instruments... (read more)
2011-03-07 12:12:27

PD Teesport go for Vector Sensor

Saderet Ltd, the European distributor for CSI Wireless have supplied seven Vector Sensor GPS compass systems to PD Teesport. The Vector Sensor provides sub-half degree heading, and sub-meter navigation data for use on 7 of PD’s vessels that provide the following wide range of port services: The Tees Harbour Launch and Tees Surveyor acquire hydrographic survey data The Heortnesse and Cleveland County are trailer suction dredgers The Seal Sands is a grab dredger, whilst the Wilton is the buoy tender vessel The Seaton is engaged in general workboat duties The Vector Sensor offers multiple source differential input including IALA beacon... (read more)
2004-07-23 12:00:00

Valeport Presents Latest Sensor and Software Updates

Valeport, a leader in oceanographic, hydrographic and hydrometric instrumentation, used Oceanology International in London to launch a number of developments across its range including new probes, visualisation software and a portable tide station. Launched at Oi18, the new unique probe, SWiFTplus, combines the power of the SWiFT SVP and a turbidity sensor. SWiFTplus uses Valeport’s world-leading high-accuracy sensor technology and incorporates turbidity observations with sound speed, temperature and pressure sensor technology coupled with the convenience of Bluetooth connectivity and rechargeable batteries. Using the new Valeport Connect app, data can be quickly downloaded and reviewed wirelessly via Bluetooth, and instantly shared... (read more)
2018-03-27 09:23:51

C6 Multi-Sensor Platform Digital Data Output

The submersible C6 Multi-Sensor Platform integrates up to six field-interchangeable Cyclops-7 fluorometers and/or turbidity sensors. Now the C6 is available with digital data output for integration with third-party platforms. The C-Soft Windows-based user interface allows for intuitive calibration, data logging, and data management. And the digital data output allows for easy integration with existing water monitoring systems such as CTDs, dataloggers, vessels of opportunity and buoys.   Deployable up to a depth of 600 metres, C6 booster cables allow RS232 communication at depths greater than 5 metres. Customers who already own a C6 can download a free software upgrade from... (read more)
2008-12-15 10:32:53

Game-changing Sensor and AI System for Plymouth Sound

M Subs has installed a ‘game-changing’ sensor system with connected artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning technology around Plymouth Sound, UK, as part of the vision to turn the city into a centre of excellence in maritime autonomy and unmanned vehicles. The Plymouth-based company will operate a secure network of cameras, radars, and other sensors which will provide situational awareness and communications with the unmanned vehicles operating out of the city’s harbour. The system will also provide the command & control of unmanned vehicles using the nearby ranges at sea.  Data from the network is being collected and analysed by machine... (read more)
2019-01-15 09:47:23

Oceaneering Selects Valeport Sensor Technology for Its Subsea Freedom Vehicles

Oceaneering International has selected Valeport sensor technology for integration into its subsea Freedom vehicles.  Oceaneering’s next-generation hybrid ROV, Freedom, will be fitted with Valeport Bathypack, Altimeter and Hyperion Fluorometer sensors.  Hydrographic and oceanographic instrument designer Valeport, worked closely with Oceaneering’s engineering team to meet challenges in communication and connector requirements. The Valeport sensors in the Midas Bathypack were ethernet enabled to offer precision sound velocity, conductivity, temperature, depth and altimeter data, which is used to enhance the operational capability of the Freedom resident vehicle. The subsea vehicle is also equipped with Valeport’s compact and robust environmental monitoring sensor, the Hyperion Fluorometer,... (read more)
2019-09-04 06:36:54
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