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Artificial Intelligence Aids Subsea Object Detection

data within 9 minutes, and produced the contact report detailing the ping number, boulder position, and boulder size within 50 minutes. This level of data would typically have taken about three days, including preparing reports."We are currently in the process of extending this capability for defense applications including mine detection at sea, and further commercial applications including seabed classification."

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RE2 Robotics is Developing Manipulators for the US Navy

compact, efficient, human-like capability of DM2S is conducive for integration onto autonomous underwater vehicles so that they can perform longer-duration autonomous inspection and intervention tasks,” stated Jack Reinhart, Director of Product and Project Management. “In addition to defense applications, we are actively pursuing commercial uses for this technology, including underwater inspection, maintenance, and repairs in the oil and gas industry.&rdquo

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

No joystick manipulation of the vehicle or its manipulators is required and as such HMI’s motto for Aquanaut is ‘mouse clicks not joysticks’.Led by Aquanaut, HMI says it intends to continue developing novel subsea capability and other robotic technology for use in oil and gas and defense applications with an objective to increase reliability, efficiency, capability and safety.Stinger Technology: Small But Well FormedStavanger, Norway, based Stinger Technology, is something of a boutique firm in the subsea space. It’s a small firm – with seven staff – but this year it&rsquo

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Teledyne Benthos Acoustic Modems Meet NATO’s New JANUS Interoperability Standard

at sea in exercises involving a number of partners (universities, industries and research institutions) covering a range of application scenarios.Ken Scussel, Acoustic Communications Engineering Manager, said, “Teledyne Benthos acoustic modems have been used extensively for many years for defense applications, particularly for underwater wireless communications requiring high reliability. We’re incredibly pleased that our collaborative effort to conform to the new JANUS standard has been successful, and we look forward to the potential applications that this new protocol will unlock to further

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Kraken Achieves Military Standard Certification

and determination of the electromagnetic interference characteristics (emission and susceptibility) of electronic, electrical, and electromechanical equipment.With these certifications in place, KATFISH-M is now an off-the-shelf solution proven suitable for global deployment in military and defense applications.KATFISH-M has been tested and certified to pass a variety of military standards including:High Temperature (+71°C)Low Temperature (-35°C)Temperature Shock (-10°C to +60°C)HumiditySalt FogImmersionVibration (3 Hz to 100Hz)Shock (up to 10g)EMI/EMC (via MIL-STD-461)David Shea

An image shot from a ROV shows a spare parts box from USS Indianapolis on the floor of the Pacific Ocean in more than 16,000 feet of water. (Photo courtesy of Paul G. Allen)

The Quest to Find and Explore USS Indianapolis

than 5,000 meters. Aiding Vulcan’s team is a 6,000-meter-rated autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), the REMUS 6000, manufactured by Kongsberg Maritime subsidiary Hydroid Inc., which gathered sonar data to locate the USS Indianapolis.   Used regularly in commercial, research and defense applications, the REMUS 6000 AUV has been labeled a “deep-water workhorse” by Hydroid. The vehicle can be configured to include a wide variety of payloads to meet diverse mission requirements and is capable of navigating for 20-22 hours of high speed search operations during a single dive,

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The AUV That Helped Find USS Indianapolis

calls its “deep-water workhorse,” can be configured to include a wide variety of payloads to meet specific mission requirements. With the ability to navigate up to 22 hours per mission, the REMUS 6000 provides wide area coverage and can be used for commercial, marine research and defense applications.   The REMUS 6000 was also used in the discovery of Air France Flight 447, a passenger flight that crashed in June 2009, as well as in July 2010 to explore the site of the Titanic sinking – both search efforts led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

The MTS/IEEE OCEANS’17 Aberdeen Student Poster Competition (SPC) award winners, from left to right: Faye Campbell (Conference LOC SPC Chair), Bilal Wehbe (Second Place), Klemen Istenic (First Place), Habib Mirhedayati Rouds (Third Place), and Dr. Philippe Courmontagne (IEEE OES SPC Chair). (Photo courtesy IEEE OES)

60th OCEANS Conference Held in Aberdeen

more than 480 marine technology papers were presented on subjects ranging from subsea engineering and operations, optical sensing, imaging and instrumentation, fisheries and aquaculture, to exciting cutting edge technologies like marine renewable energy, and unmanned underwater vehicles in defense applications.   The Plenary speakers at the 60th Anniversary of OCEANS included: Professor Dame Anne Glover, University of Aberdeen; Dr. Gareth Davies, Aquatera; Dr. Stef Kapusniak, SMD and Dr. Eric Delory, Plocan.   A robust Student Poster Competition (SPC) was also part of the OCEANS Aberdeen

Teledyne Marine Plans 2nd Technology Workshop

Teledyne Marine said it plans to host its second biennial Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop in which speakers, influencers and attendees from around the globe will converge to explore, learn and share their experiences on a broad range of technologies spanning commercial, academic and defense applications. The 2017 event, slated for October 15-18 2017, will once again be hosted at the Catamaran Resort in San Diego, Calif. This three-day workshop, which is preceded by a day of networking activities, will include customer presentations, product/software training, field service meetings

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Teledyne Maintains Course

, England GU34 2YU   |   Tel: +44 (0)1420 85848|  E-mail:   |   Teledyne ODI is a world leader in subsea electrical and fiber optic interconnect systems for offshore oil and gas, oceanographic, and defense applications. Contact:  Teledyne ODI, 1026 North Williamson Blvd. Daytona Beach, Florida 3211; Tel: +1 386 236 0780|  E-mail:   |   Teledyne Cable Solutions, an alliance formed of Teledyne Storm Cable and Teledyne VariSystems, provides bulk

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Autonomous Boat Deployed to Monitor Ocean Noise

from an at-sea platform. This raises the clear possibility of 24/7 real time remote monitoring by trained operators positioned safely on land.   Seiche manufactures a range of underwater acoustic monitoring equipment from research level data recorders to high performance digital arrays for defense applications. A new digital array will be deployed from another AutoNaut later this year as part of the NATO’s ‘Unmanned Warrior’ exercise, with the aim of detecting submarine activity.   Measuring noise in the oceans is an expensive business, either from specialist vessels, or

The Lifesaver Energy Platform was deployed at the U.S. Navy's Wave Energy Test Site in Hawaii. (Photo: Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center).

Lifesaver Energy Platform Installed off Hawaii

by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Expeditionary Warfare Center. The Lifesaver Energy Platform is the first Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) device to be deployed at one of the new WETS deep water test berths and supports the Navy's interest in advancing renewable energy for Department of Defense applications.   The Lifesaver Energy Platform will be tested in ocean conditions and evaluated for reliability and power output performance relative to wave height over approximately six months. The Platform is an advanced electro-mechanical point absorber WEC platform that uses unique hull and

TerraSond surveying on location in Cape Prince of Wales Shoal, Alaska (Photo: TerraSond)

ASV Deployed to Complete NOAA Charting Survey

and engineering sectors as well as federal, state, local and foreign government agencies.    ASV is a manufacturer of autonomous marine systems with specialist expertise and experience in design, build, operation and maintenance, providing solutions for scientific, commercial and defense applications across the globe.  

“Many would agree that the ocean is a highly under sampled environment. We see our role as facilitating good decision-making by providing the instruments and platforms that allow society to collect as much accurate and quantitative data as possible, at as low of a cost as possible in order to facilitate more informed decision making.”  Bill Kikendall Teledyne Marine Sensors & Systems Group

MTR100: Teledyne Marine Sensors & Systems (PART I)

are committed to delivering highly innovative sensors and seismic solutions for a wide array of surface and subsea applications.  The companies within this group offer a variety of highly innovative, field proven sensors designed to collect critical data for academic, commercial and defense applications.  These solutions span a wide range of technologies from camera and LED lights for Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to highly intricate precision navigation aiding systems, motion sensors, pipe and cable tracking, current profiling devices, and CTD sensors.  Each of these tools

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BIRNS Aquamate

BIRNS Aquamate LLC manufactures underwater electrical connectors, cable assemblies and cable terminations for offshore diving, oceanographic, seismic exploration and defense applications. The company produces a range of standard industry connectors such as the 5500 Series, SC, MC, LP, FAWL/FAWM and Rubber Molded. The firm also produces custom designs for special connector solutions. BIRNS Aquamate Connectors are suited for medium power or signal use, or when weight and/or mechanical abuse are considerations. This series is molded of high-insulation neoprene that may be mated while wet or underwater.

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Boeing, Liquid Robotics Enter Maritime Surveillance Partnership

signed a global, multiyear teaming agreement for collaboration on product development, maritime services and operational deployments. The initial focus of the collaboration will be to develop total integrated solutions for antisubmarine warfare, maritime domain awareness and other maritime defense applications. “It’s a great opportunity to partner with Liquid Robotics to provide new and existing customers a unique portfolio of defense solutions and capabilities,” said Chris Chadwick, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security. “This relationship allows the

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Getting Defensive

Martin. Globe has the ability to evaluate, design and manufacture components for different levels of defense contracts.  Recently it completed construction of a dedicated clean-room facility to perform high-level testing and production of high-tolerance, defense-related components. Its defense applications include, but aren’t limited to: •    Acoustic and/or Electromagnetic signature reduction materials •    High-strength, high-tolerance precision gaskets and seals •    Highly-engineered power transmission barriers, drive system

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