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Cables SAS/Bathymetry Overlay  (Image: Kraken)

Kraken Reports Contracts Worth $2.8 Million

Aperture Sonar continues, with first sea trials expected later this year. This product will provide a unique capability, enabling simultaneous ultra-high-resolution acoustic imagery and buried object detection from the same sensor.Kraken said it continues to develop numerous other innovative sensor technologies, further separating Kraken from traditional sonar market competitors. Two of these technologies include an ultra-high-resolution nadir gap filler solution and seamless SAS capabilities. The company expects to provide further details on these new technologies and related products in the coming

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Vaisala Launches New Smart Probes

for industries to save energy, optimize processes, and improve product quality.The new probes will improve customers’ process efficiencies by providing accurate and reliable measurement data for their industrial processes. The capabilities of the new probes are based on next-generation sensor technologies.The new Vaisala DRYCAP Dew Point and Temperature Probes DMP5, DMP6, DMP7, and DMP8 are optimized for low humidity and high temperature or pressurized environments. Dew point measurements are particularly important in various industrial drying applications, for example in ovens and compressed

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Blue Ocean Monitoring Orders AUV

water bathymetry surveys and benthic habitat monitoring; however, there are many other applications we are currently exploring.  The AUV has open system architecture and a modular payload which allows us to be flexible, but it also gives us the opportunity to integrate and test emerging sensor technologies easily as they become available.&rdquo

Calibrating the equipment: Newton’s M3200UW scans a pipe using Sonardyne’s SPRINT 500 and Fusion 6G software to remove the risk of latency and timing jitter, to gain centimetric level precision. (Photo: Sonardyne)

Underwater Laser Mapping on the Move

vehicles, SPRINT-Mapper.   The companies say the milestone paves the way for greater adoption by industry of mobile laser mapping technology to survey seafloor sites and subsea structures, and eliminates many of the challenges currently faced by users when attempting to configure advanced sensor technologies from different vendors prior to mobilizing equipment offshore.    Newton and Sonardyne entered into a formal collaboration agreement in late 2017 to develop and promote dynamic underwater laser mapping, a rapidly emerging survey technique which significantly reduces the time needed

ThunderFish Alpha being delivered to Kraken's facility in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland (Photo: Kraken)

ThunderFish Alpha AUV Delivered to Kraken

vessels, employ smaller crews and operate from field resident subsea docking stations, thereby reducing the number of people at sea and reducing or eliminating the number of vessel days required. Because AUVs are inherently faster and more stable platforms than ROVs they can deploy a wide range of sensor technologies (including high resolution sonar, laser, magnetic, video and others) and collect higher quality data with higher area coverage rates and significantly lower cost.   Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Market The unmanned underwater vehicle market is experiencing an advanced rate of growth

OCEANS Conference Returns to Aberdeen

;.  Major topics in the Aberdeen OCEANS are marine energy and renewables.   A plenary presentation by Dr. Gareth Davies, Director of Orkney based Aquatera will focus on the future of marine renewables, providing an overview of current European R&D projects developing new sensor technologies and focus on an end-to-end approach of the value chain of ocean observation, also addressing proposed transversal innovations to the community. A cross-cutting aspect of the presentation will be the potential and challenges of integrating new developments on current commercial autonomous platforms

AgilPose implemented on a UAV for a precision hover/land system. The company plans to launch the system for underwater precision docking in UUVs. (Photo: Agile Sensor Technologies)

Atlantic Canada Profiles: Agile Sensor Technologies

Agile Sensor Technologies, a manufacturer of intelligent robotic components based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, has launched its new performance monitoring multi-motor controller Synapse.   Developed for industrial and military UAVs, Synapse advances beyond traditional electronic speed controllers (ESCs) to offer flight data recording, real-time propulsion system feedback, faster controller response time, and the ability to increase flight time by approximately 10%.    Typically, UAVs and other electric vehicles require one ESC per motor, adding bulk to the vehicle without any

NOC Seeking Sensor Technologies Partners

Oceanography Centre (NOC) said it is seeking commercial partners to exploit its state-of-the art platform technology incorporating lab-on-chip microfluidic techniques.   The technology is expected to be of interest to companies currently involved in the manufacture and sale of water quality sensors for freshwater, estuarine and ocean applications. End users are anticipated to be the scientific, aquaculture, shipping, industrial water processing and freshwater regulator markets.   The benefits of in situ lab-on-chip microfluidic cell technology arise from having a platform/sensor that

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MTR100: Rockland Scientific Inc.

has also identified turbulence as a significant factor in the commercial and technical viability of tidal power generation infrastructure. In 2011, Rockland formed a strategic partnership with JFE Advantech, a major oceanographic instrumentation manufacturer in Japan, covering distribution and new sensor technologies. In 2013, Rockland formed a strategic partnership with Partrac, a marine data acquisition company specializing in oceanographic surveys. Partrac utilizes Rockland’s technology and expertise to provide turbulence measurement solutions for the U.K. tidal energy industry. Such information

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