CHC Navigation introduces the P2 GNSS Sensor Series

CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) releases the P2 GNSS Sensor Series providing high accuracy positioning and heading solution in a compact and rugged enclosure. The P2 GNSS Sensor series is the GNSS sensor for a wide variety of applications such as reference station, marine systems, unmanned navigation, industrial automation, robotics and machine control. Easy integration The P2 GNSS series is designed to significantly reduce system integration efforts by combining rich connectivity interfaces including RS232, low latency PPS output, Ethernet, CAN bus protocol and a comprehensive web interface for configuration set-up. Industrial design The new series integrates the latest GNSS technology in a... (read more)
2019-04-11 08:55:22

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

Oil Sensor-equipped Smart Buoy Delivers Data via Satellite

A smart navigation buoy system has started delivering real-time measurement data via satellites of oil and some other water quality parameters in the Baltic Sea. It is located south of Helsinki in the Gulf of Finland. The monitoring data gives many advantages to oil spill response teams and helps revealing illegal oil discharges. The system is part of SYKE’s Grace project cooperation and is manufactured by Meritaito. The data is freely available online. The real-time remote measurement is a big advance in oil detection and environmental monitoring. It is significantly quicker with satellite data transfer and can provide more accurate... (read more)
2018-12-04 10:54:42

Wärtsilä Unveils Targetless Laser Sensor for Offshore Wind Farms

Wärtsilä has launched SceneScan, a targetless laser sensor for offshore wind farms. SceneScan Monopole is among the first laser sensors developed for offshore wind farm applications where the need for installing fixed reflective targets is eliminated. This technology is designed to increase safety onboard service operation vessels (SOVs), since vessel positioning sensors that rely on targets fixed to the structure, are often unreliable because of poor placement, poor quality, and obscurement by workers on the platform. SceneScan has been designed and developed by Guidance Marine, which was acquired by Wärtsilä in 2017. SceneScan Monopole’s advanced software allows the measurement of... (read more)
2018-11-20 08:45:58

Sensor Combination for Environmental Monitoring in Gulf Spill

Chelsea Technologies Group has seen growing demand for its UV AQUAtracka fluorimeter to monitor the extent and dispersion of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Originally designed for military use, these highly sensitive fluorimeters are monitoring the extent of the oil from surface waters to full ocean depth. The UV AQUAtracka is now being used in combination with the FASTtracka Mark II fast repetition rate fluorimeter to monitor the effects of the oil on the primary productivity of the Gulf. The FASTtracka II has undergone extensive challenge testing to characterise its response to contamination events in the aquatic... (read more)
2010-09-24 09:50:43

High-performance OEM GNSS Sensor for System Integrators

Trimble has introduced the Trimble ABX-Two OEM GNSS sensor. The ABX-Two delivers precise heading, pitch, roll and 3D positioning information. With two internal MB-Two modules, the ABX-Two offers a third antenna option that provides a drift-free, absolute attitude solution. The ABX-Two is an ideal solution for a wide variety of applications such as agriculture, automotive, aviation, construction and marine systems. The ABX-Two is a compact, lightweight and weatherproof enclosure that is built around two MB-Two modules. The sensor allows a wide range of voltage inputs and maintains low-power consumption regardless of the voltage. The ABX-Two speeds the integration process with... (read more)
2017-04-10 01:03:06

OFG Self-compensating Magnetometer Added to Teledyne Gavia Sensor Suite

Teledyne Gavia, manufacturer of the Gavia autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), has completed trials of the AUV self-compensating magnetometer (SCM) from Ocean Floor Geophysics (OFG). Following successful integration and field trials in Iceland of the OFG SCM on the Teledyne Gavia AUV, the sensor system is now being offered as part of the ever-expanding suite of tools available to Gavia users. CEO of OFG, Matthew Kowalczyk elaborated on the principal advantage of the SCM system: “There are many magnetometer technologies available on the market. The requirement that drove the development of the SCM system was to remove the need to tow... (read more)
2018-05-01 10:15:15

OGC and Smart Ocean Sensor Consortium to Collaborate

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the Smart Ocean Sensor Consortium (SOSC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance sensor observing systems for the oceans community. The two organisations will participate in joint outreach and marketing activities to raise awareness and interest in smart sensor systems and sensor web enablement. The organisations' first cooperative activity will focus on the Monterey Bay Research Institute's (MBARI) PUCK protocol for hydrographic sensor configuration. The PUCK protocol specification has been submitted to the OGC as a candidate standard.Mark Reichardt, president and ceo of the OGC says that this agreement is a natural... (read more)
2010-09-07 01:46:10

Planet Ocean Distributes Radac Radar Wave & Tide Sensor

Planet Ocean (UK) has signed an exclusive representation agreement with Radac (The Netherlands). The agreement covers the UK and Republic of Ireland. Radac has been developing the WaveGuide system since 1996. This high-quality radar-based system monitors waves, tides and water levels. The WaveGuide is compact, reliable and robust. Where a fixed structure such as a platform, turbine or jetty already exists, it offers a simpler-to-install, largely maintenance-free alternative to buoy-based systems. The WaveGuide is a standalone system, which requires no calibration. It incorporates a web interface which allows direct access to the wave data. Unique to Radac is the WaveGuide... (read more)
2015-06-01 11:13:14

Valeport's New Sound Velocity Sensor Goes Through-the-Hull

Valeport has just launched a new addition to its range of sound velocity sensors. The Modus SVS Through-Hull is designed for through-the-hull applications. The Modus SVS takes real time measurements, and can also collect data about pressure and temperature as well as sound velocity. By using a clever mounting system, the sensor can simply be pushed from the ship's hull, quickly and efficiently, whilst the vessel is afloat. It's also easy to remove, making cleaning and maintaining the sensor a straightforward task. The sensor is ideal for applications such as the calibration of swath sonars or echosounders mounted on vessels,... (read more)
2005-05-12 12:00:00
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