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Kraken Sonar Changes Its Name to Kraken Robotics

Kraken Sonar Inc. has changed its name from Kraken Sonar Inc. to Kraken Robotics Inc., reflecting its evolution from manufacturing sensors to supplying complete robotic systems, software and services in the unmanned maritime systems (UMS) market.   The company will begin trading under its new name effective Friday, September 22; its stock symbols will remain the same: TSX-V: PNG and OTCQB: KRKNF. Kraken’s Canadian operating subsidiary, Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. has been renamed Kraken Robotics Systems Inc.   While the public company name and Canadian operating subsidiary names will

Image of Avro Arrow model captured by Kraken's AquaPix Synthetic Aperture Sonar (Image: Kraken)

Sonar Images Show Historic Avro Arrow Discovery

A search team has recently unveiled images that show the first of nine Avro Arrow free-flight models believed to be sitting at the bottom of Lake Ontario.   Search program organizers OEX Recovery Group held a press conference in Toronto last Friday to unveil sonar and underwater camera images that showcase a free-flight Avro Arrow model launched in a series of tests from 1954 to 1957 as part of the Avro Arrow design program.   The free flight models were launched over Lake Ontario in a series of flight tests conducted in the 1950s as engineers developed the revolutionary Arrow, which

Ocean Infinity Selects Kraken's AquaPix

Kraken Sonar Inc., a marine technology company dedicated to the production and sale of software-centric sensors and underwater robotic systems, said its wholly-owned subsidiary Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. has been awarded a contract valued at approximately C$3,000,000 (US$2.5 million) by Ocean Infinity.   Kraken will supply and integrate its AquaPix (Miniature Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar and Real-Time SAS Signal Processor) solution onboard eight of Ocean Infinity's HUGIN autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). Delivery of the systems is planned to commence during the fourth quarter of

(Image: FarSounder)

FarSounder Overlays S-57 & S-63 Charts

FarSounder’s SonaSoft software’s latest release has been upgraded to be compatible with S-57 and S-63 Charts. Anyone using these chart formats is now able to overlay realtime data on their charts using FarSounder’s software and reap the many benefits of its innovative Forward Looking Sonar (FLS).   “The operators of those ships preferring to use S-57 and S-63 charts are important to us. Our team has worked diligently, with the user in mind, to make this option a reality for them,” said Cheryl M. Zimmerman, CEO.    The software upgrade will provide many

ROV deployment from the RV Petrel (Photo: 3U)

The ROV that Explored USS Indianapolis

all key systems/subsystems and managed equipment manufacturing, testing and integration from a worldwide supplier base.   The result, 3U said, is a powerful 100 kW ROV outfitted for deep ocean exploration. Key features include: INS Based Automation: Waypoint navigation and station keeping; sonar target tracking and station keeping Powerful all-electric propulsion 4500 VAC, 17mm diameter umbilical 5 kW LED lighting system Broadcast quality HDTV video cameras High megapixel stills cameras Scanning and multi-beam sonar systems Multiple high bandwidth data

M3 Sonar mounted on Seabotix vLBV ROV. (Photo: Teledyne Seabotix)

Teledyne Seabotix ROV Integrated with Kongsberg M3 Sonar

The Kongsberg M3 Sonar system can now be mounted on the Teledyne Seabotix vLBV Observation Class ROV. The M3 Sonar is a 2D multibeam system with sophisticated imaging and profiling capabilities. It provides high-resolution and easy to interpret images by combining the rapid refresh rate of conventional multibeam sonar with image quality comparable to a single-beam sonar. The new M3 Sonar integration package developed by Teledyne Seabotix enables detection of small objects at distances of more than 150 meters combined with a 120° to 140° field of view, allowing the operator to see the

3DSS-DX-450 Sonar (Image: Ping DSP)

Ping DSP Releases MBES Mode Bathymetry Software

echo sounding to shallow water and provides the same operational and bathymetric performance benefits of Multibeam Echosounders but over the larger swath.   Ping DSP said the new MBES Mode uses an advanced new seabed detection algorithm that takes advantage of the dual head nature of the 3DSS sonar and its high resolution 3D imaging capability to achieve swath widths far exceeding traditional beamsteering systems. The new MBES Mode introduces user control of sounding beamwidths as narrow as 0.25°, beam densities of up to 1024 beams, and sector sizes to 220°. Beams can be organized as

SeaCat SAS during initial testing on ARCIMS USV with Kraken MINSAS in June 2017 (Photo: Kraken)

AquaPix MINSAS integrated onboard ATLAS SeaCat AUV

Kraken Sonar Inc. wholly-owned subsidiary, Kraken Sonar Systems Inc., has been awarded a contract valued at over C$425,000 ($336,600) by ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Canada to supply and integrate its AquaPix Miniature Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar and Real-Time SAS Signal Processor on the Atlas SeaCat autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). Delivery is expected in September 2017. AquaPix is designed for operation on AUVs and towed platforms. The modular system uses the latest electronics, transducer arrays and signal processing software optimized for the demanding size, weight, power and cost constraint

Oceanscan Invests in Applanix Multibeam and INS

, the compact form factor making it ideal for integration into AUV, ROV, or small boat operations with a range up to 400m of water.    The 3,000m-rated Sonic 2022 unit is fitted with the 700 kHz UHR Option, Truepix backscatter and raw water column detect, making it an ideal high-resolution sonar. When UHR is selected, the beam width is 0.6° x 0.6° providing narrow beam widths – invaluable for detail offshore site surveys such as pipeline inspections, trench mapping, cable lay operations, wreck surveys or other micro bathymetry/hydrographic applications.   User-selectable

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L-3 Klein to Showcase System 5900 Advance Multi-Function Sonar Platform

At the Sea-Air-Space 2013 Show being held April 8-10, 2013, L-3 will display its Klein S5900 Side Scan Sonar which is now in rate production. L-3 will also answer questions concerning its full line of side scan and multi-beam sonar products. The MIL/COTS S5900 Side Scan Sonar represents Klein’s advanced multi-function sonar platform and includes the following key features: high resolution multi-beam side scan sonar, swath bathymetry sonar, gap filler sonar and integrated tow body sensor and subsystems. The sonar employs advanced signal processing techniques and superior acoustic design to

EdgeTech Announces 2013 Sonar Training Seminar

EdgeTech, a high resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology provider, will hold its annual sonar training seminar in New Bedford, Massachusetts September 24-26, 2013. The course will cover sonar theory, operational training, system maintenance and post processing data for all of EdgeTech’s standard side scan sonar, sub-bottom profiling and combined systems. The format for the three-day seminar includes two days of classroom instruction and one day at sea. Topics and systems to be addressed include the following: •4125 Side Scan Sonar: Shallow water side scan sonar

EdgeTech Offers Sonar Training Seminar

EdgeTech, a company in high resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology, will be holding its annual sonar training seminar in New Bedford, Massachusetts September 23-25, 2014. The course will cover sonar theory, operational training, system maintenance and post processing data for all of EdgeTech’s standard side scan sonar, sub-bottom profiling and combined systems. The three-day seminar includes 2.5 days of classroom instruction and half a day at sea. Topics and systems to be addressed include the following: 4125 Side Scan Sonar: Shallow water side scan sonar

3100 Portable Sub-bottom Profiler (Photo: EdgeTech)

EdgeTech to Host Sonar Training Seminar

High resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology company EdgeTech will be hold its annual sonar training seminar in New Bedford, Massachusetts October 6-8, 2014.   EdgeTech said the comprehensive course will cover sonar theory, operational training, system maintenance and post processing data for all of its standard side scan sonar, sub-bottom profiling and combined systems.   The format for the three-day seminar includes 2.5 days of classroom instruction and half a day at sea.    Topics and systems to be addressed include the following: 4125 Side Scan

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Side Scan Sonar Operations and Maintenance Training Seminar

L-3 Klein Associates, Inc., a side scan sonar equipment company, announced their Side Scan Sonar Operations and Maintenance Training Seminar being held from October 29-31, 2013. The three-day seminar will be conducted at L-3 Klein’s Facility in Salem, N.H. The training will include two days of classroom instruction and one day of on the water training. Lunch will be provided daily. This seminar is geared to the operator, as well as to the manager, who wants a better understanding of Side Scan Sonar techniques. The course is open to any user of side scan sonar regardless of brand, experience

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L-3 Klein to Host Side Scan Sonar Seminar

L-3 Klein Associates, Inc., a producer of in Side Scan Sonar equipment, announced it will host a Side Scan Sonar Operations and Maintenance Training Seminar from October 20-22, 2015.   The three-day seminar will be conducted at L-3 Klein’s Facility in Salem, N.H. The training will include two days of classroom instruction and one day of on the water training. Lunch will be provided daily.   The seminar is geared toward operators and managers seeking a better understanding of side scan sonar techniques. The course is open to any user of side scan sonar regardless of brand, experience

MMT's Surveyor Interceptor ROV (Photo courtesy of EdgeTech)

EdgeTech Delivers Sonar for MMT Surveyor Interceptor ROV

EdgeTech has delivered a new sonar system for MMT's high-speed Surveyor Interceptor ROV (SROV), the company announced today. The EdgeTech system is a dual frequency side scan sonar operating at 600/1600 kHz combined with a sub-bottom profiler operating at 1-10 kHz. The side scan sonar includes custom Multi-pulse (MP) and Dynamically Focused (DF) capabilities. To ensure customers can take full advantage of the high-speed capabilities of the MMT Surveyor Interceptor ROV, the sonar needed to be able to produce high quality images while operating at higher speeds than typically seen with work class or

MTR100 '13 L-3 Communications Klein Associates

11 Klein Dr., Salem, N.H 03079 Tel: (603) 893-6131 Email: [email protected] Website: klein.com CEO/President: John Cotumaccio Vice President: Michael Mitchell Engineering Director: Ronald Allen Number of Employees: 55 L-3 Klein Associates is a leading supplier of side scan sonar equipment, and waterside security and surveillance systems to navies, shipbuilders, secure installations, researchers, oil & gas explorers, and hydrographers all over the globe. It manufactures and develop advanced Sonar systems and technologies and is continuing to work with its customers, industries

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L-3 Klein to Host Side Scan Sonar Training

L-3 Klein Associates, Inc. will hold a three-day Side Scan Sonar Operations and Maintenance Training Seminar from May 19-21, 2015 at L-3 Klein’s Facility in Salem, N.H.   Organizers said the seminar is geared to the operator, as well as to the manager, who wants a better understanding of Side Scan Sonar techniques. Training will include two days of classroom instruction and one day of on the water training; lunch will be provided daily.   The course is open to any user of side scan sonar regardless of brand, experience or occupation.   Topics covered will include:

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