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Hercules in that its large lights illuminate the area. The overhead view from Argus then allows pilots and scientists a higher-level view around Hercules. With Argus thrusters controlling the heading, pilots “flying” the ROV (while sitting in E/V Nautilus control room) can then aim the video cameras toward Hercules and other areas of interest. Measuring 11 feet long and 4 feet high, and weighing 4,000 pounds, Argus (when working individually) can dive to depths of to 3.7 miles. Marine Technology Reporter has been commissioned to publish the Official “Oceanology International

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3D Models of Newly Discovered US WWII Sub

have been working with Mr. Taylor to process and develop technical-grade 3D data-sets of the USS Grunion’s bow for use in virtual and augmented reality outreach, educational programs and applications. Viewport3 specialize in providing underwater photogrammetry services - using ROV or diver mounted cameras to obtain highly accurate point-cloud data, which can then be measured, compared, assessed, exported and in this instance, to educateViewport3 worked on the extensive project over a period of 4 months, processing 25 hours of HD video of varying quality, frame by frame. The total input for the project

Photo: Deep Ocean Engineering Inc

DOE Introduces Phantom X8 ROV

vectored horizontal and two vertical 2.2 kW Tecnadyne brushless thrusters, the Phantom X8 has complete control and authority in any given direction, even in the toughest currents.For clarity underwater, the Phantom X8 boasts high definition (1080p) front (+/-90°) (pan optional) and rear (low light) cameras with 3 LED lights emitting 30,000 total Lumens with adjustable brightness controlled by the pilot control box or GUI. Auto functions for heading, altitude, depth, and positioning guide and control the ROV for diligent underwater tasks and inspections.The Phantom X8's performance at depths up

Sandia National Laboratories researchers use crawling robots and drones with infrared cameras to look for hidden wind blade damage to keep blades operational for longer and drive down the costs of wind energy. (Photo: Randy Montoya)

New Tech for Wind Blade Inspections

of Energy’s Blade Reliability Collaborative work, funded by the Wind Energy Technologies Office, Sandia researchers partnered with energy businesses to develop machines that noninvasively inspect wind blades for hidden damage while being faster and more detailed than traditional inspections with cameras.“Wind blades are the largest single-piece composite structures built in the world — even bigger than any airplane, and they often get put on machines in remote locations,” says Joshua Paquette, a mechanical engineer in Sandia’s wind energy program. “A blade is subject

Deploying the Kraken Katfish.

Offshore Survey Vessels: Ready for Faster Sensors

. We see it, mobilize it, launch and recover it (if all goes to plan) and evaluate its effectiveness for commercial use.  AUVs, towed robotics, synthetic aperture sonars, multi beams, acoustic sources, acoustic arrays, mine hunters, submarine hunters, oil hunters, fish trackers, ROVs, drop cameras, UxVs; the list is endless, and we love every second of it.In light of that, I can postulate over this robotics conundrum with a reasonably experienced and increasingly discerning eye. I know with certainty how important unmanned systems will be in the geosurvey ecosystem of the future, I also know

Photo: ecom Instruments

First Ex-certified Portable Infrared and HD Camera

out and instructions for repairs can be provided remotely. Dual band WIFI with 2.4 GHz and 5GHz and Bluetooth supplement the mobile data exchange.The highlights of the ecom Cube 800 Ex-camera at a glance:Rugged design with Zone 1 and Class 1, Div 1 Ex-certified modelsHD Digital and Thermal imaging cameras including Fusion blended modeRemote control of the Cube 800 camera functions through paired ecom mobile devicesFlexible design enabling hand-held, head-worn, mounted, and monopod useBuilt-in illumination for high quality visuals in low light environmentsAnnotation of pictures or recordings using

MarineNav ROVs for Marine Inspections

as the flexibility to customize the system with a range of extra features and attachments, for example the upgrade of the Topside Control Case to an 18.5-inch (47 cm) widescreen version or a 24-inch (60 cm) TFT-active matrix LCD display. The Oeanus Pro Plus is equipped with Full HD 1080P front and back cameras to enable simultaneous viewing and an optional 4K external camera provides even greater functionality

Images: Modus Seabed Intervention

Flying new Routes Subsea

, but Ward sees that some are seeing the potential. “There is no doubt we have faced challenges in bringing this technology to market,” he says. “Primarily, many companies want to carry on doing operations the way they always have, for example some operators still specify ROV and boom cameras for pipeline inspection.  But those customers who have embraced this HAUV, that require a slightly different approach to tackling GVI, have reaped the benefits in cost savings and improved data quality.“HAUV has been fully commercially operational for nearly a year now, it has a growing

Out-of-this-world: a UX-1 HROV. Photo: EU UNEXMIN Project

Subsea Mining: The Next Big Thing for UUVs

an EU consortium that includes SMD, Damen, Sandvik, INESC TEC, Fugro, Zentrum fur Telematik and BMT Group. When we called, they were deliberating on commercial ways forward for EVA et all. “It certainly has been a success,” Martins says. “EVA packs an extensive set of sensors (multiple cameras, laser-based light systems, multiple sonar types) in a versatile and highly maneuverable system. It was used successfully in a challenging environment, such as the underwater mining scenario, in industrial conditions, and while providing crucial data for the planning, supervision, command and control

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New Subsea Wireless IP Camera Technology

the pig passing through the pipeline and fragmenting in open water to verify pipeline cleanliness, without the need for a diver or remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) in the immediate vicinity. The solution, engineered by wireless subsea device specialists WFS, came in the form of subsea HD cameras mounted on a standard subsea basket, wirelessly controlled and capturing the entire operation in stunning high definition.Building on technology first developed in 2014 and used Australian oil company Woodside for subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR), WFS Technologies developed the Seatooth

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