2017-03-10 11:34:34

Sonar Training Seminar

Black Laser Learning has opened the registration for their fifth live intensive three-day seminar that will take place in Annapolis, Maryland, 8th to 10th February 2011. The annual event is co-sponsored by International Industries, Inc., leaders in hydrographic and oceanographic products, and is aimed at providing a comprehensive overview of all types of sonars and their capabilities for government, military and law enforcement personnel. (read more)
2010-12-15 04:33:10

Portable Side-Scan Sonar

The HMS-1400 Side-Scan Sonar System is a part of Falmouth Scientific's new Hegg Marine Solutions Division, specialising in products and services for the hydrographic and marine survey markets. The HMS-1400 is a low-cost, portable, single- or dual-frequency side-scan system. Powered by GeoDAS software from Oceanic Imaging Consultants, the HMS-1400 comprises a portable tow fish and waterproof topside case containing the data acquisition, control and power supply.  The HMS-1400 is ideal for harbour security and hazard surveys, search and rescue operations, and small-vessel surveys. Dual-frequency options from 100 through 1200 kHz max allow for best range/resolution selection for specific applications. The... (read more)
2010-03-16 04:12:33

Sentinel Sonar Order

The US Naval Underwater Warfare Center (NUWC) in Rhode Island (USA) has placed a contract with Sonardyne Inc., Houston (TX, USA) for the supply of an additional Sentinel Intruder Detection Sonar system.     The announcement follows the completion of rigorous acceptance and readiness trials by NUWC in 2008 when Sentinel was shown to meet the US Navy's performance requirements for diver detection. The latest contract adds an additional Sentinel to the new Integrated Swimmer Defence System. This is being led by the Program Executive Office, Littoral Mine Warfare (PEO-LMW - PMS480) and the first Sentinel was delivered to NUWC... (read more)
2009-05-01 03:57:22

Large Imaging Sonar Order

BlueView Technologies has received an order for one hundred (100) high-resolution P Series Imaging Sonar systems. In the coming months BlueView will deliver the compact, low-power 900kHz imaging sonar systems to VideoRay for integration onto their microROV systems providing their customers with real-time underwater search and navigation capabilities.     BlueView’s P Series Imaging Sonar are available with 3 field-of-view options – 45º, 90º, and 130º (the widest available), and operate in low or zero visibility conditions minimizing downtime due to water clarity conditions. Engineered to operate while in motion or from a stationary position, BlueView 2D Imaging Sonar enhance... (read more)
2011-02-07 12:36:49

Forward-looking Sonar Simulator

BlueView Technologies recently teamed with Marine Simulation to develop a sonar simulator based on BlueView's line of forward looking multibeam imaging sonars. The new computer-based simulator is designed to be used with ROVsim Pro, Marine Simulation's flagship undersea ROV simulator and will be offered as an optional module later this quarter.   With the addition of BlueView's imaging sonar, ROV pilots can now quickly learn how to navigate in low visibility conditions using the sonar's real-time feedback.  This technique of ‘flying-by-sonar' can dramatically decrease an ROV's downtime resulting from poor water conditions. ROVsim simulators are currently being used by ROV... (read more)
2009-03-03 04:16:28

SeaSprite Sonar for VideoRay

VideoRay LLC announced that Tritech International has produced the SeaSprite sonar as a new accessory for the VideoRay ROV. The SeaSprite weighs just 5 ounces in water and is ideal for small ROVs and AUVs in military and covert uses. By equipping the VideoRay with the SeaSprite sonar, obstacles can be located, identified, and measured in low visibility environments. The SeaSprite simply plugs into any VideoRay Pro II and features an extremely fast scan rate to match VideoRay's high maneuverability. No calibration is needed. When plugged into a Pro II, the SeaSprite can be used in low visibility conditions and... (read more)
2004-03-05 12:00:00

Simrad's New Sonar Direction

Simrad invited distributors from all over the world to join them onboard the M/V Finnmarken, which left Tromsø harbor on 5th October, reaching Trondheim on the morning of 7th October. Simrad presented three new sensors for its PI trawl monitoring system: the Geometry Sensor, Seine Sounder and combination Spread/Depth sensors.   The fisheries research community was well represented onboard M/V Finnmarken. Simrad's fishery research experts discussed the latest high-tech developments in its tools for fishery research, focusing on multibeam systems such as the ME70 Multibeam Echosounder and MS70 Multibeam Sonar.   63 delegates from 20 countries joined Simrad on the... (read more)
2007-10-23 02:02:00

SHADOWS Mapping Sonar

The delivery of high quality, repeatable data is of paramount importance for the successful collation of any large dataset, particularly when the data is acquired in a number of successive campaigns (as with EEZ mapping, route surveys, debris surveys, pre-seismic surveys, environmental characterization surveys, etc). IXSEAs SHADOWS Mapping Sonar is an innovation in seafloor mapping, that may give the answer.   Aside a Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS technology), SHADOWS combines automatic generation in real-time of high-resolution mosaic in GeoTiff format; high-accuracy positioning (the mosaic is generated from the fish position); 600 m true swath (no blind zone at nadir); coverage... (read more)
2008-05-26 12:00:00

Navy Sonar Operations Proposal

NOAA's Fisheries Service is seeking comments now through 19th November on its proposed rule to authorise impacts to marine mammals during Navy training exercises around the Mariana Islands. The NOAA proposal includes protective measures designed to minimise effects on marine mammals.     The Navy has requested an authorization under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, because the mid-frequency sound generated by tactical sonar, and the sound and pressure generated by detonating explosives, may affect the behavior of some marine mammals, or cause a temporary loss of their hearing sensitivity.   NOAA's Fisheries Service does not expect the exercises to result... (read more)
2009-10-21 11:59:22
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