Kongsberg Underwater Technology Inc News

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

The “Disruption” in AUV Trends

;s the main driver. The amount of ballast would have some bearing as well. For the most part, it’s endurance. For 24/7 endurance, then you need additional battery power,” says Reynolds. 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

KONGSBERG’s new ocean gliders. L-R: Kongsberg Seaglider, Oculus shallow water and Seaglider M6 deepwater system (Photo: Kongsberg)

Kongsberg to Market Two New Underwater Gliders

Kongsberg Underwater Technology, Inc. announced it has completed negotiations with CoMotion, the University of Washington’s collaborative innovation hub, to obtain the sole rights to produce, market and continue development of two new underwater glider systems.   Ocean gliders are a specialized type of autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). Rather than using a propeller to move through the water, they use fixed wings and changes in buoyancy to achieve both vertical and forward motion. The vehicles move through the water in a saw-tooth trajectory and surface periodically to communicate data

Kongsberg Inks Dealer Agreement with Symphotic Tii

Norway headquartered Kongsberg Maritime, through its U.S. subsidiary Kongsberg Underwater Technology Inc (KUTI, has entered into a dealer agreement with Symphotic Tii Corporation for distribution of its subsea solutions in California.    The agreement, which focuses on the provision of Kongsberg Maritime’s underwater and positioning technology, extends the availability of subsea products in the U.S., particularly for exploration and research companies based on or near the West Coast of America.   “We are excited to offer the market-leading products developed by Kongsberg

Mark Baldwin, Business Manager, Kongsberg Maritime

Baldwin to Lead Kongsberg European Seaglider Support Center

Kongsberg Maritime created a European support center in Southampton, UK, for its Seaglider autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). Seaglider is a buoyancy driven AUV manufactured by Kongsberg Underwater Technology, Inc. in Lynnwood, Washington. Due to the product’s long duration deployments for continuous measurement of oceanographic parameters, Seaglider has revolutionised the way in which oceanographic data is collected. The product has been designed to be as efficient as possible, accommodating a wide range of oceanographic sensors and its method of propulsion uses very little energy.

Autonomy Takes Off Underwater

rapid sensor reconfiguration and battery replacement. Mills, Kongsberg The Kongsberg Maritime AUV portfolio includes the HUGIN and MUNIN vehicles manufactured in Norway; the REMUS vehicles produced by Hydroid, a Kongsberg Maritime subsidiary in Massachusetts, and the Seaglider made by Kongsberg Underwater Technology Inc. based in Lynnwood, Washington.  The HUGIN AUV System is renowned as the most successful and capable commercial AUV available today. It has seen operations with survey companies and navies around the world, covering more than 700,000 line km of contracted commercial survey. MUNIN

HYPACK Holds Hydrographic Training Event

, equipment resellers and service providers at HYPACK 2015. The following list of exhibitors was updated as of press time: Teledyne Odom Hydrographic Caris Applied Marine Systems Tritech International Ltd. iLinks Gesolutions LLC Measutronics Corp. Specialty Devices Inc. Kongsberg Underwater Technology Inc. Falmouth Scientific Inc. EdgeTech OGI Inc. R2Sonic Navigation Electronics, Inc. Imagenex Oceanscience Group SonTek Subsea Technologies, Inc. Valeport Ltd. SBG Systems Novatel Inc. AML Oceanographic Seafloor Systems, Inc. Survey Equipment Services L-3 Klein Associates

Kongsberg Maritime’s Seaglider AUV, developed for continuous, long-term data acquisition for oceanographic, environmental, defense, research and other marine applications, will be distributed by Fastwave in Australia.

Fastwave Offers Kongsberg Seagliders in Australia

Marine systems integration specialist Fastwave has been appointed Australian distributor by Kongsberg Maritime for the supply, installation, training, service and support of the Seaglider system. The Seaglider is an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) developed for continuous, long-term data acquisition for oceanographic, environmental, defense, research and other marine applications. The Seaglider’s propulsion method and design allows it to execute autonomous data gathering missions lasting many months, with a range of over 4,500km and depth of up to 1,000m. The vehicle supports a range of

Tank testing KONGSBERG Seaglider

Fullscale Production of Kongsberg Seaglider Begins

to manufacture of new Seaglider vehicles, the facility is also performing refurbishment or upgrade of existing systems. “We are very happy with the progress of our underwater glider systems program,” remarked Rich Patterson, General Manager Underwater Glider Systems, Kongsberg Underwater Technology Inc. “In only six months we have been able to establish a top notch engineering and production group, and we are busy fulfilling orders for several systems that will ship during the first half of the year.” As the first vehicle from the new Kongsberg Maritime business unit

Seaglider™: Photo courtesy of Kongsberg

Kongsberg's Seaglider in Spotlight at 'Offshore Europe 2013'

working on transition of the technology into the commercial sector. "Reception to KONGSBERG Seaglider has so far been very positive and we are looking forward to showing it to the industry at Offshore Europe," says Rich Patterson, General Manager Underwater Glider Systems, Kongsberg Underwater Technology Inc. "With our HUGIN and REMUS AUVs already well-established in the market, KONGSBERG has a proven track record in the underwater vehicle field. Our decision to become the sole commercial developer of Seaglider™ ensures that this technology will remain accessible to its existing

Photo: Kongsberg

Kongsberg Seaglider AUV Debuts at AUVSI 2013

proven glider technology, we are keen to maximize its potential for the marine research community by combining the extensive specialist knowledge and experience we have gained from developing Hugin and Remus AUVs,” commented Rich Patterson, General Manager Underwater Glider Systems, Kongsberg Underwater Technology Inc. “Seaglider already has an excellent reputation in the marine research and naval markets, which we plan to build on with the development of additional capabilities. We will also work on the transition of the technology into the commercial sector, using our success in the commercial

Kongsberg to Commercialize Seaglider Technology

Kongsberg Underwater Technology, Inc. announced that it has successfully completed negotiations with the University of Washington’s Center for Commercialization to obtain the sole rights to produce, market and continue the development of Seaglider technology. Seaglider is an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) system developed at UW’s School of Oceanography and Applied Physics Laboratory with funding from the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation. Rather than using a propeller to move through the water, a Seaglider uses fixed wings and changes in buoyancy to

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