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Sonardyne Fusion 2 Software Update

Sonardyne International Ltd. has increased the capabilities of its Fusion 2 software package to enable surveyors and construction personnel to do even more, both on and offshore, with their existing hardware.This latest release of Fusion 2 unlocks new benefits, including a simplified surface box-in app and the ability to perform wireless structure deflection monitoring, without having to deploy specialist hardware. Additionally, Fusion 2 now includes 'office’ mode as standard, allowing project teams to plan and fine tune procedures before doing them for real offshore. Multi-user mode now

Duane Fotheringham, President, Unmanned Systems, HII

One-on-One with Duane Fotheringham, President, Unmanned Systems, HII

enough to operate for long periods of time without failure.”Advances in autonomy, artificial intelligence and machine learning will continue to push the boundaries of what is possible, according to Fotheringham. “By leveraging advanced GPUs to run machine learning algorithms, performing data fusion from sensors and maintaining greater situational awareness, vehicles will have the ability to adapt in real-time to their environment. Fielding these systems also requires new approaches to verification and validation to ensure their safety and reliability. Not only are we investing in these areas

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Cambridge Pixel Announces Dual Redundant Radar Tracking

Pixel's integrated radar processing and display software based on COTS software and Open Standards. The SPx suite of software libraries and applications provides highly flexible, ready-to-run software products for radar scan conversion, visualization, radar video distribution, target tracking, sensor fusion, plot extraction and clutter processing.Cambridge Pixel's radar technology is used in naval, air traffic control, vessel traffic, commercial shipping, security, surveillance, and airborne radar applications. Its systems have been implemented in mission-critical applications with companies such

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Aker Solutions, Cognite Win $2M Grant for Floating Wind Farm Tech

operating expenses and maintenance costs by improving production efficiencies. Making this data available to a wide range of users will allow for additional understanding of environmental and wildlife impacts to help reduce mitigation, the company said."We look forward to employing Cognite Data Fusion to this project to help revolutionize the wind market in California through data liberation and contextualization," said Dr. John Markus Lervik, chief executive officer and co-founder of Cognite. "We believe applying new digital technologies is key to accelerating the green transition and

SUNFISH in a Cave, and the Data used for SLAM (Credit Stone Aerospace)

Untethered Vehicle Tech Continues to Advance Autonomy

a USV world model, and image recognition. The first is perhaps most obvious and a relatively direct transition from crewed vessel operations. But the second and third elements are quite sophisticated. A USV world model draws upon a three-dimensional world model, geo-referencing, image recognition, sensor fusion, and overall evaluation of this model via machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques.A USV Demands a spectrum of control and “autonomy” (Credit: Kongsberg Maritime)Kongsberg’s AUV presentation also addressed these ideas. In that case they have a similar spectrum of

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Stinger Prepping Kawasaki's SPICE AUV

test its prototype AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle).Stinger said last weekend that it would provide Kawasaki with services related to planning and preparing site testing of an AUV equipped with a robot arm for performing subsea pipeline inspections."The underwater intervention drone is based on a fusion of submarine technologies and industrial robot technologies fostered in-house over many years in Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd," Stinger said.The preparation will include the installation of an about 700m pipeline down to an ocean depth of 230 meters. Installation of pipeline and testing are

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SBG Systems' INS Chosen for Shom Fleet

and BH2 is easier to maintain, like the number of spare equipment, for example,” explains Rémi Labonde, in charge of Positioning and Hydrographic Equipment at Shom. Designed for hydrographers, Navsight Apogee grade is composed of a GNSS receiver and a processing unit enabling the real-time fusion of inertial and navigation data. Navsight provides connections to several external equipment such as echo sounders, computers, etc. With its titanium enclosure, the Apogee sensor could be installed in the floodable engine compartment, close to the multibeam echo sounder.Navsight Apogee solution is

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Klein Chooses RadarWatch for Korean Offshore Wind Farm

from Kelvin Hughes, Simrad, Terma and Furuno, and provides a common software architecture that can be scaled to single or multi-sensor installations.The RadarWatch software accepts open data formats such as ASTERIX and NMEA-0183 and works with other Cambridge Pixel software applications, including SPx Fusion, SPx Camera Manager and SPx Radar Data Recorder. Augmented vision is also implemented within RadarWatch to fuse primary radar tracks with data from ship (AIS) and, where appropriate, aircraft (ADS-B and IFF) transponders and then display this as an overlay to camera video

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PGS, Cognite Partner on Seismic Surveying

our digital transformation journey we are partnering with Cognite in order to extract the full value of our vessel operations and their assets. The use of data to drive decision making will be key in this process,” said Rob Adams, EVP Operations in PGS.Both work streams will leverage Cognite Data Fusion’s core technology to extract data from different source systems, making different types of data related to one piece of equipment easily accessible within a single interface. Cognite Data Fusion is a software package that integrates seamlessly with existing IT/OT infrastructures and liberates

A REMUS vehicle shows the traditional four element DVL array (Photo Courtesy Hydroid)

ADCPs & DVLs: Recent Tech Developments

issued in 1997. This capability unleashed the modern era of current measurement. In the decades since, oceanographers and ocean engineers have employed these tools in a variety of configurations and thousands have been delivered. But what have the last few years brought to the field?An inline DVL on the Fusion vehicle (Photo Courtesy Nortek)As the ADCP/DVL ecosystem has matured there have been many innovations. Recently, leading manufacturers have brought creative developments to the field. Teledyne RDI, the successor to the first company to commercialize the ADCP, continues to deliver key technologies

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