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

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

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

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

This is How a Wave Sensor Adds Ship Strike Alerts

As more and more oceanographic buoys are being deployed around the world, incidents of ships striking these buoys are also increasing. At times, the impact of the strike can be severe enough to damage a buoy or even knock it off its mooring and set it adrift. Without a clear time frame of when the strike occurred, there has been no way to determine the cause of costly (and often hazardous) buoy damage. US-based SeaView Systems has found a solution to this problem. Its SVS-603 wave sensor has now been enhanced with ship strike detection capabilities which can trigger an... (read more)
2020-01-28 09:10:27

SeaView Systems SVS-603 Wave Sensor Deployments around the Globe

SeaView's SVS-603 Wave Height Sensor is enabling wave measurements on a wide range of buoy hulls worldwide. The SVS-603 is bringing wave measurements to a variety of platforms for which such measurements would have been impractical before the complete algorithms, small form factor and very low power consumption offered by the SVS-603. The SVS-603 ships with a custom GUI environment that enables configuration of the sensor for a variety of output requirements and deployment situations. It also includes support for analysing the measured results from either the serial or USB output stream or the on-board SD card. A few of... (read more)
2017-05-01 09:52:50

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

Valeport Reveals the Latest Sensor and Software Updates

Valeport is using Ocean Business 2017 as a platform to highlight a number of exciting new developments across its range this year. The company is showcasing new and developed technologies at its stand, M1. dredgeMATE A new sensor especially designed for the dredging community, which will be on show for the first time at Ocean Business. The new dredgeMATE turbidity sensor integrates with the popular and capable SWiFT SVP (CTD) to produce a useful profiler for any survey requiring CTD and turbidity. Valeport Connect The latest software from Valeport for use on iOS and Android was presented by product manager, Jim... (read more)
2017-04-04 05:39:29

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
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