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Sonobuoy Tech Systems Awarded $26-M Sales Contracts

Sparton Corporation and Ultra Electronics USSI Joint Venture – Sonobuoy Tech Systems – inform of the award of sub-contracts worth $26.2-M from their ERAPSCO/SonobuoyTech Systems joint venture. Multiple foreign contracts represent the manufacture of Passive and Active Sonobuoys in support of multiple underwater missions. ERAPSCO/SonobuoyTech Systems will provide manufacturing subcontracts in the amount of $10.6 million to Sparton Electronics Florida, Inc. and $15.6 million to Ultra Electronics USSI. Production will take place at Sparton’s DeLeon Springs, FL facility and Ultra

Ultra Electronics, Liquid Robotics Joint Security Solution

Liquid Robotics and Ultra Electronics USSI today announced the joint development of a new surveillance system for the global maritime security market. This new product leverages the Liquid Robotics Wave Glider, the world’s first wave powered ocean robot, with Ultra Electronics USSI’s state of the art acoustic sensing and signal processing to provide a persistent, best of breed, surveillance capability. This solution helps address the critical need for affordable, long duration, maritime surveillance of the world’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), Exclusion Economic Zones (EEZs), ports

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Tech File: Blue Robotics BlueROV2

 The popularity and availability of aerial quad-copter drones have grown exponentially over the past few years. But, in large part because of the complexities that water penetration poses for electronics, underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) have not experienced that same level of popularity. The technology required to fabricate the components for an ROV to explore beyond a few meters depth has been beyond the capabilities of all but a handful of companies who have mastered the skills. In many cases, those skills have been kept proprietary and the products have demanded high prices.

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MTR100: Rowe Technologies Inc.

velocity measurements (0.01 cm/s). RoweTechs’ core team is centered on advanced electronic engineering and signal processing development, as well as acoustic transducer design and development of traditional and multi-frequency piston products and planar arrays.   RoweTechs’ modern electronics platform for ADCPs and DVLs allows for a compact form factor, as well as the flexibility of up to 16 signal processing channels, and a high resolution velocity measurement. RoweTechs’ dual frequency instruments (offered in Piston and Planar Arrays) provide the industry’s only high-resolutio

Riptide Expands Its UUV Product Line

Unmanned undersea vehicles (UUV) manufacturer Riptide Autonomous Solutions said it has added two new platform offerings to complement its micro-UUV launched in 2016.   The new 1-Man and 2-Man Portable UUVs use the same technical architecture, hydrodynamic hull shape and electronics as the original Micro-UUV. Drawing upon advanced manufacturing, modern electronics and open source concepts the larger Riptide vehicles will deliver the same flexible solution already favored by Micro-UUV users. The 1-Man Portable UUV offers a 7.5 inch (19 cm) diameter and base weight just over 60 pounds (27 kg) with

Dolphin Sea View 2D Sonar

A new 2D sonar that provides high frequency real time imagery has been developed for use on the smallest AUVs and ROVs by Marine Electronics Ltd. The Dolphin Sea View offers a 720 kHz operating frequency which gives it a range setting availability from 100m down to 0.2m. It also provides AUV designers with an Ethernet over power option that enables connectivity to be established using just a two core cable. With a sonar head measuring 228mm x 130mm x 70mm the Dolphin Sea View is designed to provide real-time continuous scanning at 30 frames per second over a 120 degree field of view. The unit includes

MULTIPILOT station showing FarSounder sonar and ECDIS. (Image: FarSounder)

FarSounder 3D Sonar for NACOS Platinum

FarSounder, a developer of 3D forward looking sonar systems for navigation and obstacle avoidance, announced it has entered an integration partnership with Wärtsilä SAM Electronics.   The partnership will see 3D sonar data from FarSounder’s navigation systems visualized and controlled directly from all NACOS MULTIPILOT workstations. The unique forward-looking capabilities of FarSounder's navigation products add a new dimension of situational awareness to the NACOS Platinum Series.   “After working with Wärtsilä SAM Electronics for many years on common

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OceanServer Wins US Naval Undersea Warfare Center AUV Contract

just released including the Rowe Technologies, Inc. (RTI) SeaPILOT 600 kHz Doppler Velocity Log with ADCP. RTI’s SeaPILOT family of Doppler Velocity Logs (DVLs) represents some of the industry’s newest and state-of-the-art acoustic Doppler technology. The compact form factor and powerful electronics provide a versatile platform capable of producing precise bottom referenced velocity and/or current profile measurements for ROVs, AUVs, and other manned/unmanned submersibles. For vehicle navigation applications that require a custom fit like the Iver3, RTI provided four individual piston transducers

OceanServer Wins US Navy Subsea Deal

Iver3 options just released including the Rowe Technologies, Inc. (RTI) SeaPILOT 600 kHz Doppler Velocity Log with ADCP.   The RTI’s SeaPILOT family of Doppler Velocity Logs (DVLs) represents some of the industry’s acoustic Doppler technology. The compact form factor and powerful electronics provide a platform capable of producing bottom referenced velocity and/or current profile measurements for ROVs, AUVs, and other manned/unmanned submersibles. For vehicle navigation applications that require a custom fit like the Iver3, RTI provided four individual piston transducers along with

Icebreaker Winch Controller: Photo credit Beijer Electronics

Icebreaker Winch Control Contract for Beijer Electronics

Adria Winch choose QTERM-A7 HMI by Beijer Electronics for use on the open deck of a Russian icebreaker reseach ship. Adria Winch, a leader in designing and manufacturing of hydraulic, electrical and pneumatic deck equipment for vessels, has chosen the QTERM-A7 human machine interface (HMI) with iX software by Beijer Electronics to control five oceanographic winches located on an open deck of a Russian research icebreaker ship. The QTERM-A7 was chosen because of its ability to operate in harsh environments and its compatibility with existing PLC systems. The icebreaker ship navigates from the

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L-3 SAM Supplies Wind Farm Electronics

L-3 SAM Electronics announced that it has been commissioned by steel contractor Bladt Industries A/S of Aalborg, Denmark, to outfit transition pieces for the EnBW Baltic 2 wind farm due to become operational this year. “The EnBW Baltic 2 project is the second major turnkey wind farm contract to have recently been awarded to L-3 and further underscores the effectiveness of our Marine & Power Systems (M&PS) wind energy working group in leveraging its broad capabilities to meet customer needs,” said Juergen Meyer-Pepel, senior vice president of L-3 SAM Electronics. “Headed by

L-3 SAM Electrical Package for Pipelay Vessel

L-3 SAM Electronics announced today that it has been awarded a major contract to provide complete electrical packages, as well as integrated navigation, automation, communications, energy distribution and propulsion systems for Ceona Amazon, the 199-meter offshore construction and pipelaying vessel to be delivered this coming October to Ceona, a London-based subsea contracting organization. The turnkey supply work, which also includes all cabling installation, is to be carried out under contract to the vessel’s principal outfitter, Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven AG, Germany, which subcontracted the

Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine Ecosystem vision is centred on high levels of connectivity and digitalisation. Photo: Wärtsilä Marine Solutions

Wärtsilä Introduces its Smart Marine Ecosystem Vision

out using standard bandwidth, and no land-based technology was used for communications between the vessel and the remote operator work station. Other notable examples include the Wärtsilä HY, a fully integrated hybrid power module combining engines, an energy storage system, and power electronics optimised to work together through a newly developed energy management system, and Wärtsilä’s wireless charging innovation for battery powered vessels.   Wärtsilä has already opened one Digital Acceleration Centre (DAC), located in Helsinki, to speed up innovation

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Mathewson Joins FarSounder as Sales Director

 Marine electronics manufacturer FarSounder, Inc. announced that Michael Mathewson has joined the company in a newly-created position of Director of Global Sales, charged with addressing the continued growth in the international marketplace for FarSounder key technologies for commercial, defense and private luxury yachts. He will report to CEO Cheryl M. Zimmerman. A mechanical engineer by training with expertise in the marine science, technology, engineering and international marketplace, Mathewson has spent his career managing multifaceted projects and developing high-performing engineering

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New Connectivity Controllers from OMEGA

length changes and maintenance-free cells, the manufacturer said.   OMEGA said the new product is an ideal auxiliary instrument of various types of conductivity sensitive processes, suitable for automotive, chemical and water industries for measurement and control of conductivity in water, electronics, chemical and manufacturing processes.   

Oceans' 14 Call for Abstracts

The Oceans'14 Local Organizing Committee along with the Marine Technology Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers OES is pleased to advise that it will be extending the deadline for the Call for Abstracts for our September 14-19, 2014 event.    The new deadline for Submission of Abstracts is Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. NST (Newfoundland Standard Time).    Student Poster Competition as well as the Call for Tutorials also close at the same time and date as the Call for Abstracts.  

ELITE-3x FRONT

Industry's First Color Fishfinder by Lowrance

  Lowrance, a world-leading brand in marine electronics since 1957 — announced today the newest additions to its Elite family of fishfinder and chartplotter products, the Elite-3x and Elite-3x All Season pack. The most affordable color fishfinder ever introduced, the new Elite-3x includes a dual-frequency 83/200 kHz Broadband SounderTM transducer and features an LED-backlit display with detailed 240x360-pixel resolution that’s easy to see in full sunlight from wide viewing angles. Equipped with award-winning Lowrance Broadband Sounder technology, the Elite-3x allows anglers to

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