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

The “Disruption” in AUV Trends

ISE would know. Its subsea business is rooted in long-haul military work.HUGIN Superior. Photo courtesy KongsbergOrdinary disruptionMissions — probable or imagined — 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

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Hydroid Bags AUV Order from Japan

Autonomous underwater vehicle (AUVs) manufacturer Hydroid, Inc., said on Monday it has received an order for a New Generation REMUS 6000 AUV from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science Technology (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

REMUS M3V (Photo: Hydroid Inc.)

Hydroid Introduces New High Speed, Low Cost Micro AUV

Marine robotics manufacturer Hydroid Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, announced the release of the new REMUS M3V compact, one-man portable autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).   Low cost and ready to use right out of the box, this micro AUV supports numerous applications including search and survey; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); marine research; and multi-vehicle missions. The REMUS M3V can dive up to 300 meters in depth. It is an A-size (36” x 4.875”) vehicle with no fins or appendages outside the A-size envelope and can be used for multi-domain

Hydroid Names Rogers VP of Engineering

Dr. Andrew K. Rogers has joined Hydroid Inc. as vice president of engineering, responsible for leading all engineering and program management activities at the Massachusetts based Kongsber Maritime subsidiary, including research and development, new product development, program planning and execution and product support.    Dr. Rogers brings to the role more than 28 years of experience that spans a broad range of technologies and markets. He most recently served as the president of DRIVE Solutions, a consulting and independent advisory company supporting several leading companies within

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

even with the new insight, finding a ship that has been missing for over seven decades is no easy task, especially at depths greater 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

(Photo: Paul Allen)

The AUV That Helped Find USS Indianapolis

co-founder Paul Allen have found the wreck of the World War II heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35), lost July 30, 1945.   Aiding Allen’s team in the discovery was a 6,000-meter-rated autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), the REMUS 6000, manufactured by Kongsberg Maritime subsidiary Hydroid Inc., which gathered the sonar data that helped locate the USS Indianapolis, 72 years after it was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese Navy near the end of World War II.   The wreckage was found on August 19, sitting 5,500 meters below the surface in the Philippine Sea.   “We are

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Hydroid Opens New Headquarters

Hydroid Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and manufacturer of marine robotics, has opened a new headquarters building in Pocasset, Mass.   The new environmentally friendly building, located at 1 Henry Drive, houses the company’s corporate and administrative offices, and is on the same campus as Hydroid’s existing manufacturing and research facility.   Hydroid said it worked closely with Bourne, Mass.-based RESCOM Architectural, Inc. and Mansfield, Mass.-based Rubicon Builders to design and build the 15,000 square-foot building. The headquarters is an open concept

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Hydroid Announces REMUS Software Updates

Kongsberg Maritime subsidiary Hydroid, Inc., a manufacturer of marine robotic systems, has released version 7.4.0 software updates for its REMUS autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and REMUS Vehicle Interface Program (VIP), an intuitive graphical interface that allows users to view the vehicle's status, program missions and download the data, all from one easy-to-use program.   According to Hydroid, the 7.4.0 software updates include:    REMUS Vehicle Added Support for the Line Capture Line Recovery (LCLR) Module: This allows for increased operational flexibility for autonomous

Duane Fotheringham (Photo: Eric Haun)

MTR100: Hydroid

Hydroid, Inc. – a part of Kongsberg Maritime’s autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) group since its acquisition by Norwegian technology conglomerate Kongsberg Gruppen in 2008 – is a manufacturer of AUVs, including its signature REMUS vehicles. Hydroid founder Christopher von Alt’s knowledge of the intricate technology has been integral to the products’ development and widespread adoption. After years of fabricating and developing the REMUS vehicle at WHOI, in 2001 von Alt co-founded Hydroid, creating an independent company to commercially manufacture, support and further

Hydroid Unveils Subsea Hyperbaric Testing System

Manufacturer of marine robotic systems Hydroid, Inc. has installed a new subsea Hyperbaric Testing System (HTS) at its manufacturing facility in Pocasset, Mass. in order to assess and ensure rated depth integrity of its autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and other marine robotics products.   Hydroid, a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, said this testing was previously performed at third party facilities and that bringing this capability in-house will allow for faster response times and customized testing routines.   “The level of advanced testing this system provides is crucial

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Hydroid Introduces the New Generation REMUS 100 AUV

Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime unveiled the new generation of the REMUS 100 AUV.    The new generation REMUS 100 AUV offers advanced core electronics, a flexible navigation suite with an exclusive conformal Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) and an open architecture platform for advanced autonomy. The vehicle was created over a period of two years, and is designed based on feedback from the world’s largest AUV user community. “The New Generation REMUS 100 AUV has impressive capabilities not previously seen on a man-portable vehicle,” said Duane Fotheringham

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