Canadian-UK Collaboration for Tidal Sensor Technologies

Canadian and British researchers will join forces to collaborate on two projects in developing new sensing technologies for tidal energy applications. The two project teams each feature industry and academic expertise from Canada and the UK and will introduce environmental monitoring and measurement sensor systems aiming to reduce risk and uncertainties associated with the deployment and operation of in-stream tidal devices. Sensor deployment and testing will be carried out in both Canadian and UK waters. Additional expected outcomes are to build Nova Scotia technical capacity in tidal energy and to contribute to the sector’s emerging global supply chain. The two... (read more)
2015-07-22 10:01:14

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

Ocean Observation Based on Networked Sensor Systems

The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI, USA) will construct a networked infrastructure of science-driven sensor systems to measure the physical, chemical, geological and biological variables in the ocean and seafloor. Greater knowledge of these variables is vital for improved detection and forecasting of environmental changes and their effects on biodiversity, coastal ecosystems and climate. Building on last century’s era of ship-based expeditions, recent technological leaps have brought a transformation in the approach to ocean research – the focus on expeditionary science is shifting to a permanent presence in the ocean. The ocean itself presents major obstacles to oceanographic exploration. We cannot... (read more)
2013-12-19 12:00:00

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

Imagenex Adds Sonar and Sensor Interface Relay

Imagenex has released the Model 878 high-resolution sidescan sonar which runs two sonars simultaneously on each side at different sound wavelengths for enhanced image clarity. The new DT100 Sensor Interface Relay (SIR) provides a central connection point for bathymetric sensors including sonar (1 or 2 units), GPS, MRU, gyro/heading, and sound velocity. The DT100 multibeam echo sounder has been revised. The sidescan sonar Model 878 'RGB' (triple simultaneous frequencies) has undergone a facelift and become more affordable. Both models are equipped with an optional echo sounder and a built-in orientation module as well as depth and temperature sensors. Powered by... (read more)
2013-08-23 11:06:58

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

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

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
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