C-Innovation ROVs on Track

C-Innovation, UK, has placed a major order for SPRINT inertial navigation systems (INS) from Sonardyne International Ltd. Working closely with C-Innovation to understand the requirements when using Schilling’s UHD ROVs in  operations, SPRINT has been fully integrated into these ROVs, including the use of specialised Seanet connectors. This resulted in a tested, standardised configuration that supports a dedicated AHRS or INS output direct to the ROV with an automatic mode switch. A configuration that allows the system to be used as both a high-performance AHRS for typical ROV guidance or as an INS that provides automatic station keeping capability for... (read more)
2015-10-21 01:42:41

Fugro Delivers Surface Current Data

Fugro and its technology partner Areté Associates have successfully delivered near-real-time, synoptic, surface current data to characterise loop current and loop current eddy conditions in the US Gulf of Mexico during a period of intense current conditions. Over the course of the five-month programme, Fugro surveyed currents over a distance of more than 125,000 kilometres using the remote ocean current imaging system (ROCIS) which was deployed on its first operational project in the US Gulf of Mexico. ROCIS is the first commercially available system of its kind and represents a step change in technology for mapping surface current conditions over... (read more)
2016-02-11 01:20:18

Long-lost WWII Wreck Discovered off Australia

An expedition team on the R/V 'Petrel', an underwater research and exploration vessel commissioned by philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen, has discovered the shipwreck of the USS 'Lexington', a US aircraft carrier that was sunk during World War Two. The remains of the vessel were located at a depth of about 3km in the Coral Sea, 800km off the east coast of Australia, on 4 March 2018. Images from the seabed captured by the 'Petrel' show details of the ship, including its nameplate and guns, as well as some of its remarkably well-preserved aircraft. The Lexington was one... (read more)
2018-03-06 12:52:17

Gliders Assist Exercise PROUD MANTA 11

From 04-17 February 2011, ten NATO nations will provide six submarines, nineteen aircraft (including ship based helos) and eight surface ships to take part in Proud Manta 11, NATO's largest annual Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) exercise. This year's MANTA will include, for the first time, maritime gliders (low cost autonomous undersea vehicles).     The gliders are to support experiments related to operational employment of autonomous vehicles as part of a larger operation. Also tested will be the use of these vehicles to collect in-situ three-dimensional environmental data to support improved ASW planning and decision-making tools.   The exercise will take... (read more)
2011-01-28 01:39:06

NASA Air Watch on Arctic Ice

Researchers and flight crew arrived in Thule, Greenland, on Monday 14th March for the start of NASA's 2011 Operation IceBridge, an airborne mission to study changes in Arctic polar ice. This year's plans include surveys of Canadian ice caps and expanded international collaboration. With IceBridge, NASA is pushing ahead with its commitment to keep an eye on changes in polar ice to better understand the effects of climate change.   Since 2009, Operation IceBridge has flown annual campaigns over the Arctic starting in March, and over Antarctica starting in October. The mission extends the multi-year record of ice elevation measurements... (read more)
2011-03-17 09:14:15

Hatteland's Quality Control Department Expands

Hatteland Display has appointed Thor Ostrem as Quality Manager at its production facility in Nedre Vats (Norway). At the same time, Bente Blikra joins the Quality Control Department as Quality Assistant.   Thor Ostrem, 50, was previously headed the aircraft maintenance department at Wideroe Flyveselskap AS, a Norwegian airline company.   Following the launch of several new product lines over the previous year, production has risen. Hatteland Display is committed to ensuring the quality of products that leaving the factory.       (read more)
2007-07-09 10:09:54

IXSEA wins prize at Balt-Military-Expo 2006

IXSEA won the 'Amber Medallion' in the Rear Admiral Xawery Czernicki Grand Prix at Balt-Military-Expo 2006 in Gdansk, Poland in early June for MARINS inertial navigation system. Designed to meet the demands of the navy for more accurate INS, MARINS can be used onboard corvettes, submarines, aircraft carriers and navy test vessels. Its performance and quality have passed the space quality grading standards. (read more)
2006-08-14 12:00:00

Deep-water Black-box Retrieval

A Game of Hunt-the-pinger Against the Clock
Restricted operating life, limited range and bearing ambiguity in deep water are the known limitations of current locator beacons mounted on aircraft. These problems raise important questions: what is the best method of locating existing pingers and what can replace them? In deep water, pinger detection equipment could be installed on a submarine. Alternatively, a transponder beacon can provide both range and bearing information, as well as demonstrate a significantly longer listening life. Although heavier and therefore not suitable for light aircraft, commercial aircraft could easily accommodate such beacons allowing easier retrieval of the aircraft black boxes. In the July/August... (read more)
2009-12-04 03:49:14

Technology in Focus: Bathymetric Lidar

With sea level rise and increases in the severity of extreme natural events, there has been a renewed push to further our understanding of the coastal zone. Fundamental to understanding risk in areas of high vulnerability is capturing the near-shore land and sea surface. Bathymetric Lidar is the most effective and cost-efficient technology to capture both the land and seafloor simultaneously to provide a continuous, detailed 3D elevation model along the coastline. Its ability to successfully capture elevation on both sides of the coastline, over areas stretching more than 100km along the coast, has made bathymetric Lidar the ‘gold standard’... (read more)
2016-10-19 10:46:47

Ocean Infinity to Continue Search for Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370

The proposal by Ocean Infinity, a specialist in collecting high-resolution geophysical seabed data, to continue the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has been accepted by the Government of Malaysia. The search will focus initially on the zone identified by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. The 'Seabed Constructor' vessel is now close to the search area, which will enable work to commence imminently. The project is expected to last for 90 days. Ocean Infinity will take on the economic risk of the renewed search, only receiving payment if the aircraft wreckage is located. Commenting on the announcement, Ocean Infinity’s... (read more)
2018-01-10 01:05:30
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