DOF Subsea Upgrades ROV Fleet
Subsea services provider DOF Subsea has equipped a further three of its Brazilian offshore vessel fleet with hybrid acoustic and inertial navigation technology from Sonardyne Brasil Ltda.Sonardyne’s SPRINT-Nav all-in-one subsea navigation instruments are now supporting five Forum Energy Technologies (FET) remotely operated vehicles (ROV) on board the three vessels. This latest order takes the total number of DOF Subsea’s Brazilian vessels equipped with SPRINT-Nav aided ROVs to six.SPRINT-Nav combines Sonardyne’s SPRINT sensor, Syrinx 600 kHz Doppler velocity log (DVL) and a pressure
MTR100: Sonardyne International Ltd.
the same time, the company’s BlueComm optical modems were used to support the world’s first television broadcast from an untethered manned submersible, as part of the Nekton First Descent mission in the Seychelles.Meanwhile, the company’s leading subsea hybrid navigation instrument, SPRINT-Nav, is helping to push the boundaries of long-range autonomous subsea navigation in partnership with the National Oceanographic Center (NOC). It’s already the instrument of choice for subsea resident vehicles and is supporting the most demanding autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) applications
Neptune Adopts Sonardyne’s All-in-one Platform
be Sonardyne’s latest ‘plus’ hardware platform (6+), engineered to unlock the full capabilities of Fusion 2.Built from the ground up, with ease of use and operational efficiency in mind, Fusion 2 software offers a seamless environment in which surveyors can perform all of their LBL, SPRINT INS (inertial navigation system) and sparse (INS-aided) LBL operations. When used alongside 6+ hardware, Fusion 2 offers the ability to simplify complex projects - all with less subsea and topside hardware.As part of the deal, Neptune is trading-in its inventory of Compatt 5 seabed transponders which
Sonardyne Equips Latest Oceaneering Vehicles
Sonardyne announced Tuesday it has received an order from Oceaneering International to provide hybrid navigation systems for its subsea resident vehicles Freedom and E-ROV. The two resident vehicle systems are to be fitted with Sonardyne’s SPRINT-Nav an all-in-one navigational instrument. SPRINT-Nav combines a SPRINT INS sensor, Syrinx 600 kHz DVL (Doppler velocity log) and a high accuracy intelligent pressure sensor in a single unit, Sonardyne said.Oceaneering’s E-ROV has already proven the ability for battery powered remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) working in the oil and gas
Sonardyne’s SPRINT-Nav 700 selected for new under-ice AUV
Center (NOC), has selected high-performance hybrid navigation technology from Sonardyne International Ltd. for the next generation of its Autosub autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), targeted for under-ice operations.The NOC, based in Southampton, will incorporate Sonardyne’s highest performing SPRINT-Nav inertial navigation system (INS) into the new 2,000 meter depth-rated Autosub, which is being specifically developed for carrying high-performance sensors on the most demanding research missions under polar ice, hence its name Autosub2KUI, or A2KUI.SPRINT-Nav combines Sonardyne’s SPRINT
Sonardyne Unveils Fusion 2
powerful customizable user interface and flexible operating environment, letting surveyors work how they want and see the information they want, when they want.”Fusion 2 is being rolled out in two releases. The Fusion 2 INS pack, released today, delivers LBL aided operations using Sonardyne’s SPRINT INS technology. The second release, due in Q2 next year, will deliver the full acoustic LBL package. The Fusion 2 system works through Sonardyne’s Navigation Sensor Hub (NSH), which also supports the company’s Ranger 2 USBL system, so users will need fewer systems in their inventory and
Sonardyne Leads AUV Collaboration Project
sensors. Geraint West, Global Business Manager - Oceanographic, Sonardyne said, "The accuracy of low-power sensors degrades over time and AUVs consequently often have to surface to reinitialise with a GPS fix. However, by including high-performance, high-power navigation instruments, like our SPRINT INS, and integrating them with the low-power instruments to dramatically reduce power consumption, vehicle operators will get the best of both worlds, which will enable longer-duration independent deployments."
DOF Subsea Selects Sonardyne Navigation Tech
International subsea services provider DOF Subsea has chosen acoustic and inertial navigation technology from Sonardyne Brasil Ltda. to support its deepwater operations from three vessels offshore Brazil.The three vessels will be equipped with Sonardyne’s SPRINT-Nav all-in-one subsea navigation instrument for underwater vehicles. A remote operated vehicle (ROV) on one of the vessels will also be fitted with a Sonardyne Syrinx Doppler Velocity Log (DVL), in place of its existing system. All three vessels are on long-term contract in Brazilian Waters.SPRINT-Nav combines Sonardyne’s SPRINT
Project to Enable Autonomous Navigation in Denied Environments
access or other sensors fail.The AutoMINDER (Autonomous MarIne Navigation in Denied EnviRonments) project, backed by Innovate UK, will also create a common interface structure to allow the different sensors to be fed into one platform and develop an industry standard.The system uses Sonarydne’s SPRINT-Nav, all-in one subsea navigation instrument, which combines Sonardyne’s SPRINT INS solution, Syrinx DVL and a high accuracy pressure sensor, into one tightly integrated unit. The tight integration enables highly accurate acoustic aided positioning by integrating sensor data from the Doppler
UK Hydrographic Office Appoints Makewell CTO
, academic and cultural sectors. He has a degree in Computer Science from Southampton University and gained an MBA (Entrepreneurship) in 2006. One of Makewell's first engagements at the UKHO was to support its data science experts who presented at the Government Digital Service’s ‘Sprint 18’ conference on May 10th. Here they demonstrated how the UKHO is using machine learning to exploit satellite imagery in order to help protect the marine environment and promote global maritime trade.