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L to R: Ronald Spithout, President, Inmarsat Maritime and John Laderos, Chief Executive Officer of SRH Marine SAIT. Image: Inmarsat

Real-time ECDIS Updates via FleetBroadband

.L-band services available over the I-6 satellites will support Inmarsat’s fully IMO-approved next generation advanced global safety services – Fleet Safety - and low cost mobile services to Internet of Things (IoT) applications, Spithout said.John Laderos, Chief Executive of SRH Marine Electronics, said that the combination of FleetBroadband and the SRH Marine ECDIS Digital Services distribution platform would help boost e-navigation worldwide, as well as setting new standards on maritime communications.  “This is a straightforward and practical solution for owners seeking to

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

Oi: Tracking 50 Years of Ocean Innovation

the 2017 MATE international event. Photo: MATE II“It was a fabulous time and it was very exciting,” says Stott, who retired in 1999, but is still a member of the SUT. “Many people came back year after year to Brighton, each year with new and exciting technology. Improvements in electronics and computing helped drive advances. It was a social show but a lot of business got done.”“You went from the late 1960s, with a big emphasis on manned intervention in the ocean, with submersible diving systems, deep diving, and the early days of the North Sea oil and gas industry moving

“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

entered the AUV market as a disruptor in the small autonomous undersea vehicle space. In 2018, it released the MkII micro-UUV into full production. The MkII micro-UUV was a significant design leap forward for Riptide and incorporated molded instead of previously 3D printed components and a major electronics evolution. Riptide’s MkII electronics boards dropped the vehicle’s hotel power to 3.8 Watts, providing more power for payloads and greater vehicle endurance. With this electronics update, its was also able to significantly reduce internal wiring, simplifying the design, increasing

Resourceful: Norwegian AUV and oceanographic researchers work in sync. Photo Credit: Professor Martin Ludvigsen, NTNU AMOS

The “Disruption” in AUV Trends

; are, to be sure, guiding supplier offerings of larger units to the world’s navies.Kongsberg Group’s US business, Hydroid Inc. (and Hydroid subsidiary Kongsberg Underwater Technology, Inc.) now offers the remarkable REMUS 6000, its numeric tag a nod its diving depth.With the software and electronics of the smaller, proven, multi-role REMUS 100, the larger REMUS is sure to impress a U.S. Navy contemplating missions as mind-blowing as patrolling transatlantic cables; knocking out seabed listening posts or hardening vital national infrastructure like harbors and offshore oil platforms. Mission

A Hugin AUV being launched (Courtesy Kongsberg)

Unmanned Vehicles: 25 Years of Milestones

and 3D pseudo-seismic as well as archaeological studies are also common commercial applications. Today the survey AUV is not just accepted, but expected, in many maritime applications.With survey AUVs becoming commonplace the emerging frontier for AUVs includes novel concepts enabled by modern electronics, design, and manufacturing techniques. In QinetiQ North America’s SEAScout we see a compact, simple approach. Teleynde’s Gavia offers modularity for payload and system components, and the Riptide UUV family leverages open source approaches to be especially user-friendly.QinetiQ North

The Kongsberg Maritime EM 124 1x2" mapped the Puerto Rico Trench to depths greater than 8,000 meters. (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Sonar Assists Deepest Solo Sub Dive

ocean depths (11,000 m) with unparalleled swath coverage and resolution. Its broad range of functionality includes the simultaneous collection of seabed and water column imagery, which saves time and increases efficiency during the planning, execution and analysis phase of a mission. The low-noise electronics are compact and flexible in design for easy installation and integration into a vessel of any size."The EM 124 is arguably the most advanced underwater sonar currently installed on a civilian vessel," Vescovo saidThe record dive is part of the Five Deeps Expedition, which seeks to reach

(Photo: Forum Subsea Technologies)

Forum Unveils New eROV

; recently launched XLe Spirit is the first observation-class electric remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to utilize Forum’s Integrated Control Engine (ICE) to bring greater functionality commonly only found in larger work-class vehicles.According to the manufacturer, the advanced control electronics pod fitted to all Forum XLe observation class vehicles enables superior connectivity and expansion capabilities. Ethernet interfacing allows for seamless integration with other industry sensors using common IP architecture and ease of remote data transfer.Kevin Taylor, Forum VP of Subsea, said

(Photo: 3D at Depth)

3D at Depth Expands

environmental baseline audits for a wide range of stakeholders including government officials, corporations and nonprofits.”Last winter, 3D at Depth Inc. moved its U.S. headquarters to Longmont, Colo. The larger, consolidated facility supports expanded research and development; optical design; electronics and mechanical design, and a larger manufacturing and calibration department.As the company continues to expand operations and recruit offshore talent to meet the growing demand for subsea LiDAR technology solution, 3D at Depth established a U.K. entity, 3D at Depth Ltd. The Norwich location is

Carl Mancuso (Photo: Teledyne Marine)

Mancuso Joins Teledyne Marine

Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the past eight years. He brings with him a keen understanding of the oceanographic community, and a strong familiarity with Teledyne’s products. Prior to FSI, Mancuso worked in various capacities at Boston Dynamics, American Research Institute, Philips Electronics, and Hazeltine Corp (now part of Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems). He has earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Clark University. Mancuso also has strong local industry ties, presently serving on the Board of Directors of the Marine &

Photo: Teledyne

Teledyne Bowtech: Lamps for the Five Deeps Expedition

to design a bespoke lamp, designed to operate in up to 11,000 meters of seawater and with a lumen output of 15,500. Designed to also meet Triton’s input voltage specification, the lamps were supplied oil filled with individual compensators. The main challenge was the right selection of lamp electronics to ensure that they would be suitable for long-term submersion in oil and were able to withstand the 1100 bar pressure whilst remaining fully operational. In order to achieve all of the above, significant and considerable analysis and testing was conducted to ensure suitability and reliability

File photo courtesy of Hydroid

Hydroid Bags AUV Order from Japan

(JAMSTEC).The New Generation REMUS 6000 is based on the legacy vehicle design and features a modular architecture that allows for the addition of multiple payloads including customer sensor packages, forward fins and additional battery sections, the manufacturer said. With new low-power core electronics and a hydrodynamic hull design, it has increased endurance for longer missions.The order is part of the Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP): Innovative Technology for Exploration of Deep Sea Resources, within the framework of the Cross-Ministerial Programs undertaken by the Cabinet Office

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Turkey to Produce First Marine Missiles

Turkey's Defense Industry Directorate (SSB) has signed a deal with missile manufacturer Roketsan for the mass production of the country's first marine missiles, the SSB said on Friday.In a statement, the SSB also said Turkish defense electronics company Aselsan would produce launch control systems and other equipment for the missiles, which will be called ATMACA.(Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Daren Butler)

Nautilus AUV ready for action (Image: UFRJ Nautilus)

UFRJ Nautilus: A Brazilian AUV Project

Defense and Strategic Management, Maritime Studies and Public Management. Given the complexity of technology, multidisciplinary research and the high amount of resources demanded, the team structured itself into large areas for better organization. They are: Hydrodynamics and Mechanics; Electrical and Electronics; Software; Management of People and Resources; and Marketing – the first being the area with the highest investment.The team has support divided into three branches: institutional, governmental and private. Institutionally, the university supports them with offices, to carry out the technical

Figure 1: The Sea Otter Surf Zone Crawler

Seafloor Crawlers: New Robotic Tools for Challenging Missions

payloads to be mounted within minutes, without concern of payload shape, volume, or weight. Payloads have included salinity, turbidity, sonic velocity depth, various cameras, imaging sonar, release-able buoys, soil penetrometers, and electromagnetic sensor sleds, among others.Batteries and all electronics are included within the track volume maximizing free volume for the payload bay while minimizing “bottoming-out.” The wide track results in ground pressures of less than 1.3-kilopascal, when dry or 0.43 kilopascal when submerged. Track design can be modified for more aggressive grip

(Photo: Exocetus Autonomous Systems)

Exocetus Delivers Glider to Johns Hopkins APL

,” said Joe Turner, Exocetus COO & General Manager.    The delivery took place at the end of July and represents the culmination of two years of developments and improvements to the MOD2 Glider. Exocetus has been improving on its Coastal Glider, expanding the computing and electronics capability of the already proven system.“This is a big step,” Turner said. “To deliver our first updated vehicle to such a technically competent and knowledgeable customer really speaks volumes for the technology, and provides us with insightful feedback to continue to improve

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

or low-power applications, with 24v DC, 50 Watt power transfer and 100 Mbps Ethernet plus serial data transfer, while Fonn offers 24v DC, 250 Watt power transfer. Both have the same Ethernet and serial data transfer as Torden.WiSub’s connectors use high-frequency microwave communication electronics to transfer data at high speed and use inductive resonance to transfer power, as they can coexist without interference. Using induction and microwave electronics also means the connectors have axial freedom and wide angular misalignment tolerances and don’t face wear issues – unlike

Kraken Bags AquaPix Sonar Contract

high-priority, high-potential growth area. We thank our customer for their ongoing confidence in our technology and products.”AquaPix is designed for operation on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), manned and unmanned surface vessels and towed platforms. The modular system uses the latest electronics, transducer arrays and real-time signal processing software optimized for the demanding size, weight, power and cost constraints of unmanned maritime vehicles.To fully realize the potential of unmanned systems, underwater vehicles must carry sensors to observe the underwater environment, and sensor

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