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Photo: Kongsberg

Kongsberg Inks First Deal for HUGIN Superior

EM 2040 mkII multibeam echo sounder along with the latest generation of sensors for sub bottom profiling, optical imaging, laser profiling, magnetic sensing and water turbidity sensing. All payload and navigation data are stored on a swappable network attached storage (NAS) device with 10 gigabit Ethernet connectivity for the fastest possible access to the data after the mission.A new feature introduced with the HUGIN Superior is the possibility to use the HISAS synthetic aperture sonar as a navigation aiding sensor to greatly improve the autonomous navigation performance. Developed in close collaboration

Photo: Coda Octopus

Coda Octopus USE Version 8.7 Released

Explorer (“USE”).This release includes routine maintenance fixes to improve the functionality of the software and respond to customer feedback. Customers who have already purchased the 4G Performance Pack Upgrade can now use these features:new processor that supports industry standard 100mb Ethernet capability Interleaving ping mode, or Ping Pong feature, using different frequencies, ranges, beam detection and different thresholdsIncreased ping rate to 20Hz adding more data points and improving the quality of real-time moving image processingReducing the minimum imaging range to only 0.5cmA

GeoPulse USV (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Introduces GeoPulse USV

(Mexican hat) pulse forms, the GeoPulse Compact offers the best amalgam of penetration and resolution, with clearly-defined return of sediment layers. The system has a user-friendly operating method, controlled from a laptop using the supplied GP1000 software which is interfaced to the deck unit via an ethernet radio modem

914-DX Expansion Card (Image: Moog Focal)

Moog Focal Releases New Expansion Card

system up to 24 extra isolated serial channels. The 914-DX offers a significant reduction in size for isolated serial channels, and features a software configurable TTL option for the first time from a Focal multiplexer.The suite of 914-X series cards offers multiple data formats including HD Video, Ethernet, and serial data channels, plus NTSC/PAL video, sonars, CAN Bus, responders, and hydrophones. The 914-X series supports many applications for Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), HD video platforms, and electro optical (EO) sensor pods. With its condensed size and modular expansion, via stacking connectors

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Forum Unveils New eROV

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, “As the subsea market continues to recover from a sustained downturn, cost efficiency is high on the agenda for the

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

Figure 1: The Sea Otter Surf Zone Crawler

Seafloor Crawlers: New Robotic Tools for Challenging Missions

high (expandable in length and width)Speed: forward or reverse, variable up to 1-m/sNavigation: 3-axis IMU, FOG, dual encoders, dual-sided, dual-frequency GPSControl: user selects fully autonomous (pre-programmed), tether, or radio controlBattery: rechargeable Li-ionPorts: charging port, programming Ethernet port, two guest Ethernet portsThe Sea Otter design is modular. The starboard and port side pontoons are core pieces, but the length, width and ground clearances can be changed by lengthening the idler sprocket brackets or changing out the connecting bridge. The current design includes two Ethernet

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

, building and qualifying a new autonomous ROV called ATOLL. It is designed to use machine vision technology to dock on subsea infrastructure. Because vision-based technology is critical to the autonomous docking of ATOLL, Forssea has developed a range of vision-based products, ranging from low-cost Ethernet cameras, adapted to augmented reality applications, to an enhanced vision product called ‘Polar X’, which improves the visibility factor and target identification in turbid underwater conditions by a factor of three.Forssea’s most recent development is V-LOC, which uses QR code

Figure 1: The first iteration of the Tentacle is designed for Kraken’s KATFISH. (Image: Kraken)

Meet Kraken’s Tentacle Autonomous LARS

to predict timing of wave peaks and troughs and optimize the variable torque on the motor to minimize input disturbances through the tow cable.The operator can achieve manual control of the Tentacle Winch either through manual switch inputs similar to those in traditional systems, or remotely via secure Ethernet and Wi-Fi interfaces. A semi-autonomous mode allows for dynamic surge (front/back motion) and heave (up/down motion) compensation to minimize input disturbances on the tow cable even in high seas. A fully autonomous mode allows the KATFISH tow body to command the winch. As water depth increases

(Image: ABB)

Powering the Seafloor: Put a Socket in It

completions inside the wells, which would then mean more intelligent completions – which again means more information about and greater control of the wells is available. Indeed, BHGE is working on a battery powered DHSV, which is expected to be ready in 2020.Combining electrification with ethernet and fiber optic communications then enables that data to be readily available, real-time, so that data analytics can be applied for production optimization, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance.The shape of the communications and computing architecture – i.e. centralized or decentralized

SaabSeaeye Leopard (Photo: SaabSeaeye)

ROV Roundup: Recent Tech Innovations

product range. This provides a wide range of auto-pilot and pilot assist modes when appropriate sensors are fitted.The control electronics pod fitted to all Forum XLe electric vehicles is designed to enable superior connectivity and expansion capabilities when compared with other ROVs on the market. Ethernet interfacing allows for seamless integration with other industry sensors using common IP architecture and ease of remote data transfer.Blue Robotics: Retrofit KitBlue Robotics released a retrofit kit which provides the components needed to upgrade to the BlueROV2 Heavy Configuration. The upgrade

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