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Seiche Unveils Acoustic Monitoring Technology

Seiche has launched a digital hydrophone developed in partnership with UK-based multinational defense technology company QinetiQ. Due to be unveiled at Oi2020, Hydraq QQ1000, is a combination of acoustic and auxiliary sensors suitable for seabed, rising cable, or suspended cable deployment.Providing enhanced metrology, the instrumented hydrophone has applications spanning underwater noise measurement and environmental use for Port and Harbor Authorities, including compliance with environmental legislation, through to recording of marine mammals, generic noise pollution, and identification of

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New UK Center for Maritime Innovation

by giving an understanding of commercial opportunities aligned to a shared roadmap. This will underpin government initiatives and investment and support the wider prosperity agenda linked to innovation.Eight maritime companies (Babcock, BAE Systems, BMT Group, Cammell Laird, Lloyd’s Register, QinetiQ, Rolls-Royce and Shell),supported by the Society of Maritime Industries, and four universities (Newcastle, Southampton, Strathclyde and UCL) have been working to develop MarRI-UK since 2013. Led by Patrick Carnie of Babcock Marine and Technology and Professor Alex Duffy of the University of Strathclyde

Figure 6: A DOLPHIN Sonar trial result, SAS at three times Nyquist speed. Image: QinetiQ North America

DOLPHIN: Enabling Technology for Acoustic Systems

capabilities. Where radio waves do not propagate well, and light is absorbed quickly, acoustic signals help us map, see, locate and communicate. The many products and technologies that employ acoustics all depend upon signal processing, thus new processing approaches can impact many applications.  QinetiQ North America (QNA) and its partner Optimal Systems Laboratory (OSL) have developed DOLPHIN - a patented method using analog cancellation that eliminates receiver saturation and enables simultaneous transmit and receive.  Figure 1 describes this concept.Figure 1: The basic concept of DOLPHIN

A Hugin AUV being launched (Courtesy Kongsberg)

Unmanned Vehicles: 25 Years of Milestones

studies are also common commercial applications. Today the survey AUV is not just accepted, but expected, in many maritime applications.With survey AUVs becoming commonplace the emerging frontier for AUVs includes novel concepts enabled by modern electronics, design, and manufacturing techniques. In QinetiQ North America’s SEAScout we see a compact, simple approach. Teleynde’s Gavia offers modularity for payload and system components, and the Riptide UUV family leverages open source approaches to be especially user-friendly.QinetiQ North America’s SEAScout is a lightweight, A-size

Hydroid Names Rogers VP of Engineering

. He most recently served as the president of DRIVE Solutions, a consulting and independent advisory company supporting several leading companies within the automotive autonomy, robotics, private equity, aerospace and defense industries. Prior to founding DRIVE Solutions, Dr. Rogers was the president of QinetiQ North America. During his 19 years at QinetiQ (or with companies acquired by QinetiQ), he held a variety of corporate positions including executive vice president and general manager; senior vice president and group director, technology solutions; vice president and group director, survivability

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BMT Debuts VENARI-85 MCM Concept Design

to navies around the world. According to BMT, VENARI-85 offers a flexible platform that is capable of a spectrum of roles which is future-proofed and able to evolve as technology advances in the unmanned and offboard systems markets take shape.   Combining BMT’s ship design pedigree with QinetiQ’s integration expertise, and drawing upon the experience of mine warfare operators from several different navies and system suppliers, VENARI-85 has been specifically designed and configured to exploit the next generation of offboard vehicles, mission systems and operational concepts. 

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Dates Set for Human-powered Sub Races

The fourth European International Submarine Races will take place over a fortnight from July 2-13, 2018, announced organized The IMarEST.   Sponsored by defense technology company QinetiQ, the races are a unique sporting and engineering challenge which involve teams from universities across the world designing, building and racing human-powered submarines around a slalom course at QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin, one of the world’s largest indoor freshwater tanks in Gosport, U.K.   The team from the University of Auckland, New Zealand won the 2016 races with their Taniwha 2 submarine.

NOC Workshops to Address Robotics Challenges

, network building, identification of areas needing investment and collaboration in order to meet the challenges facing the whole industry. They will be hosted by a series of organizations that have an interest in robotics and are based along the South Coast, including NOC, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, QinetiQ and the Universities of Exeter, Southampton and Portsmouth.   The launch of this program coincides with the first anniversary of the opening of the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre in Southampton. Opened in November last year, by Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science

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SeeByte Supports Unmanned Warrior Operators

the U.S. Navy Lab of Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC-PCD), Defence Research and Development Canada, an agency of the Canadian Department of National Defence, and the U.K.’s Defence Science and Technology Lab (Dstl).    Together with ASV Global, Bluebear, and QinetiQ the team were successful in facilitating the collaboration of unmanned vehicles including air, surface, and subsea, on common missions running through Dstl’s Maritime Autonomy Framework (MAF) realised through SeeByte’s Neptune software. Using vehicles from Hydroid, OceanServer Technology

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AutoNaut 5m Completes Performance Trials

The brand new AutoNaut 5m vessel has undergone testing in QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin at the Haslar Marine Technology Park. The new design was put through its paces in a range of wave conditions to evaluate the performance of the patented AutoNaut Wave Foil Technology at the 5m size.   AutoNaut’s wave foil system passively harvests the energy from the pitch and roll of waves at sea, providing elegant, silent propulsion with zero emissions. Using the waves in this way ensures that power generated by solar panels or fuel cells is available for sensor payloads and AutoNaut’s custom

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