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GEOTRACES carousel deployment showing Cortland cable. Image: Cortland

Case Study: Cables in Underwater Missions

. He manages relationships with strategic key accounts in a wide variety of industries to provide highly engineered custom electromechanical cable solutions. Chad has experience in mechanical product design, manufacturing, and testing for custom cable applications ranging from oceanographic research to aerospace. Driven by technical expertise and a problem-solving-approach, he provides innovative solutions and support to customers around the globe. He has also been instrumental in promoting synthetic strength member components as part of cable solutions instead of steel, providing the benefits of high

Takayuki Higuchi, Chief of Sales and Marketing at Riken Dengu Seizo Co., Ltd. (Photo: Hydro Group)

Hydro Group Secures Japanese Partner

;s subsea connectivity product range, including subsea electrical/optical cables and connection assemblies, in the Japanese market.Riken Dengu Seizo specializes in the sale of electrical and optical fiber cables and connectors, and also supplies electronic subsystems and componentry for the defense and aerospace sectors.Heather Andrade, Head of Sales at Hydro Group Plc, said, “The appointment of Riken Dengu Seizo as Hydro Group’s preferred business partner in Japan is an important milestone for us, as they have a wealth of local knowledge and a strong track record of assisting international

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New Cables from TE Connectivity

range from minus 65°C to 200°C (depending on construction).“In addition to designing a cable that is easier to terminate, compared to tape-wrap designs, we offer a variety of material choices versus a one-size-fits-all solution,” said Lynden Bajus, product manager for TE’s Aerospace, Defense and Marine division. “We can draw on a diverse portfolio of materials to design a solution around an industry’s needs and environmental conditions.&rdquo

Marine Technology Reporter published a supplement to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oceanology International. Photo: MTR

Oi: Tracking 50 Years of Ocean Innovation

was Marty Klein, who was instrumental in bringing side scan sonar technology to commercial market. “There was a lot of excitement about the oceans,” he says. “Cities under the sea were going to feed the world. People were building manned submersibles to go exploring in the deep. Aerospace companies were building submersibles, like Lockheed, North American, Rockwell and Westinghouse.”A lot had happened in the years before, recalls Kevin Hardy, who worked at Scripps Institution of Oceanography from 1972 to 2012, from the invention of pingers and even o-rings – a small

“We are moving autonomous technologies into vehicles that have always been "remotely operated" or even manned to realize more efficiency and capability.  We are really blurring the lines between "ROV" and "AUV" and minimizing the technical difference between manned and unmanned. ”
Ben Kinnaman, CEO, Greensea Systems, Inc."

Subsea: The Future of Unmanned Vehicles

‘Rusty’ Jehangir, Founder and CEO, Blue Robotics. “Today, we have a team of 30 people in Torrance, CA, where we’re designing our products, manufacturing them, and shipping them to thousands of customers around the world.”Interestingly, Jehangir’s background is in aerospace engineering and drones. “I’d never made anything related to subsea prior to starting Blue Robotics,” he said. “That’s led to a steep learning curve but a fresh (and perhaps sometimes naive) approach to what we’re doing.”“On the technology side of

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Hydro Group Expands

will offer subsea electrical and optical cables, ROV tethers and more from Hydro Group’s extensive product range.Established in May 2018 by Ofer Kleiner and Moshe Eisenkraft, the firm based in Kfar Saba, Israel, is the official agent for specialist engineering firms active in the defense, aerospace and renewable energy industries.With a strong track record of international expansion in both Asia and the Americas, Hydro Group is continuing to identify local experts and new markets globally for its suite of subsea connectivity solutions.From its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in

Raychem Cat 5e cable (Image: TE)

New Ethernet Cable from TE

TE Connectivity (TE) introduced its Raychem Cat 5e cable that offers high-performance Ethernet connectivity at speeds up to 1-Gb/s in harsh military, marine and aerospace environments.The Cat 5e cable makes use of high temperature fluoropolymers that are designed to perform under extreme temperature fluctuations from -65°C to +200°C. Designed in accordance with ANSI/TIA-568-C.2, the cable is both lightweight and easy to terminate, the manufacturer said. TE’s waterblock variation uses super absorbent tapes and yarns that further help reduce weight, increase flexibility and lower installatio

Dr. Blaine Levedahl (Photo: Olis Robotics)

Olis Robotics Hires Levedahl

conducting and managing both fundamental research and end-to-end system development, Levedahl leverages a diverse range of engineering experiences to identify problems, formulate solutions and achieve results. Levedahl is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. Following his Bachelor of Science, Levedahl received two Masters, one in Aerospace and another in Electrical Engineering. He then went on to obtain his PhD in Aerospace Engineering. His experience includes modeling and control of underwater vehicles in collaboration with Northrop Grumman

MTR does not present an “MTR100 Creative Photo” award, but if we did this year’s winner is Houston Mechatronics. Pictured is Houston Mechatronic’s Aquanaut in wet testing earlier this year holding it’s MTR100 ‘trophy’. (Photo: Houston Mechatronics)

MTR100: The Ones to Watch

; and it’s making steps towards that goal, in subsea oil and gas, but also other applications, including military.For example, the Maelstrom connector has recently been used in the U.S. defense market for autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) docking, including for large clients operating in the aerospace and underwater autonomous systems domain.In the oil and gas space, Brazil’s University of São Paulo recently purchased a Maelstrom connector and a major operator on the Norwegian Continental Shelf has ordered WiSub’s Fonn connector to use as part of an underwater resident vehicle

Matt Hodson. Photo: Marine Hub Cornwall

Innovation Starts @ Marine Hub Cornwall

if you look at the percentage of turnover we can do better.  That is in line with the UK industrial strategy and a UK-wide mission to really look at increasing R&D activity.  We have several other projects that are happening through Invest in Cornwall that look to do similar things across aerospace, health, agriculture and space. Marine-i is focusing on the marine technology companies that are looking to create products, processes, and services for the marine industry. How do we do it? It's a combination of support from university partners including University of Exeter, University of

Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV) (Photo: Textron)

Autonomously Operating Winches for Naval USVs

U.S. based aerospace and defense development and manufacture company Textron Systems Unmanned Systems has taken delivery of new purpose-built autonomous launch and recovery winch systems specifically designed for the high-endurance Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV).The custom-engineered winches were designed, manufactured, assembled, tested and delivered by MacArtney to adapt to Textron Systems’ specific requirements.In designing the winches, MacArtney said it placed special emphasis on tailoring the design and features to the conditions that they will be experiencing throughout their

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