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

DOLPHIN: Enabling Technology for Acoustic Systems

planned in defense applications. Commercial and scientific applications and trials are of great interest.  While the core technology is ready, the many layers of product and “system of systems” developments will evolve over time. A robust ecosystem of hardware manufacturers, software developers and end users must mature around the underlying, enabling technology.  With appropriate, collaborative effort, it is reasonable to assume that many products and applications will become DOLPHIN enabled.Author BiographiesJustin Manley is a technologist and executive with experience in

Marta Padilla, Software Developer, Teledyne CARIS (Photo: Teledyne CARIS)

Teledyne CARIS’ Padilla Earns National Award for Excellence

Software company Teledyne CARIS announced Tuesday that one of its software developers, Marta Padilla, has been awarded the Ministry of Education in Spain’s prestigious National Award for Excellence in Academic Performance in the field of Engineering and Architecture. This award is one of the oldest academic awards granted, with a history dating back to the 19th century. Recipients of this award are recognized as the overall best student in their field of study in the country.  Padilla completed a BSc in Geomatics and Surveying Engineering at the University of Jaen where she received a

(Image: Kongsberg)

Mapping the Future

, with i.e. national hydrographic agencies or commercial entities?We see incredible enthusiasm especially in industry. Autonomous data acquisition and processing is now one of the most competitive and pressing problems in the field. Our industry partners include mapping equipment developers, software developers, and service providers and this collaboration is useful for every side.What are the key challenges you are facing in such a huge task?The key challenge for data processing team is time. Big data sets should be processed and all information should be visualized in such a manner that it is easy-to-un

Cefas’ Wave Glider Lyra sailing away on the start of the 41 day mission after being deployed from RV Cefas Endeavour. (Photo: Cefas)

Scientists Complete 1700km Autonomous Acoustics Mission

challenging but with potential to collect important data in a cost-effective way.”“This very successful mission outcome was possible due to development work carried out by a multi-disciplinary team of experts at Cefas including scientists, mechanical and electronic engineers, software developers and technicians.”“These autonomous vehicles could eventually take over elements of ship-based monitoring of the fish and zooplankton community by being able to identify these components of the food chain from the acoustic data alone and thus saving money by reducing the durations


Easier Access to UK Tidal Data

The U.K. Hydrographic Office has released a new ADMIRALTY application programming interface (API) that puts U.K. tidal data in the hands of software developers.The U.K. Tidal API gives developers access to accurate data from the U.K.’s largest authoritative network of tidal stations, allowing them to build tidal height and time predictions into their own online applications. These predictions can be useful for a wide range of coastal activities, whether choosing the best time to go surfing and sailing around the U.K.’s beaches, or helping emergency services to plan resource placement and

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Rovco Awarded Innovate UK Funding

inspection costs each year, Rovco said.   The project will be 70 percent supported by Innovate UK, and the remaining 30 percent will be funded by Rovco. The newly-formed company will be seeking further equity investment in the second quarter 2017 as it looks to engage with subsea companies, software developers and universities across the country to become collaborative partners in the firm’s latest venture.   Innovate UK is the U.K. Government’s innovation agency that works with people, companies and partner organizations to identify and drive forward the technology that will

Planet OS Joins AWS for NOAA's Big Data Project

of very complex problems."   Planet OS's mission is to crawl and index geospatial sensor datasets on the public web, offer the same functionality to private enterprises via independent deployments, and facilitate data exchange between stakeholders. The platform is also used by software developers who build data-driven solutions for enterprise workflows.   Planet OS technology automates sensor data transformation and geospatial analysis of a wide variety of sensors from different manufacturers. With its cloud accessibility and on-demand visualizations, Planet OS helps solve a

SubVIS ORCA Camera (Image: Imenco)

Designing an HD Camera Platform for the Future

be used to detect leakage while elsewhere the settings may be tailored to recognize collision. While it is not possible to carry out exact measurements, it is possible to make estimates based on what else is in the picture." While these apps will be available to users, and that third-party software developers may launch others, Imenco anticipates that some companies will integrate the platform into their own in-house systems. "For this reason, we have made it an open source system," said Wulfsberg. "It is likely that operators will have a good understanding about what they intend

BIOSwimmer from Boston Engineering

Getting Defensive

leadership on the subject of Innovation in over two dozen management books and magazine articles including Newsweek, the N.Y. Times, and an NBC Special on The Business of Innovation. Rite Solutions, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business with more than 125 engineers, scientists and software developers, brings more than 2500 combined years of experience in providing Systems, Software Engineering, and Information Technology services and products to DOD and commercial clients. Rite Solutions has gained a niche as a premier provider of services and products to the U.S. Navy, particularly in

AUV control room: File photo

Hydroid Sponsors 2014 AUV Hydrographic Bootcamp

course is by invitation only, and will teach participants about the operational methods of AUVs to collect bathymetric data for the purposes of nautical charting and the data processing techniques required to create hydrographic-quality survey products. Designed for AUV operators, commercial software developers, engineers, researchers and graduate students, participants will have the ability to interact in a small group environment, both in the field in Portsmouth Harbor and ashore. “Hydroid is proud to sponsor the AUV Hydrographic Bootcamp this year,” said Duane Fotheringham, president

Image of Prometheus’ signal processing work showing the difference in “featuregrams” between targets and non-targets using Prometheus MIRK processing. The match filter processing (commonly used by Navy) identifies all of the noted peaks as targets but when the signal is processed using a Prometheus algorithm suite, targets and non-targets are correctly identified.

Dr. Jennifer Brower, Prometheus

due to technology advances and budget constraints, but the integration of truly autonomous, real-time, single pass software is rare. What do you consider the greatest challenges to making it more commonplace?     One great challenge is connecting small business technology/software developers with DoD and prime contractors.  It is difficult, particularly for businesses new to defense contracting, to understand the specific needs and systems.  The contracting process itself also stands in the way to innovative software integration. What initiatives specifically do you

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