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Edd Moller presents Fusion 2 on launch day during OSEA 2018 in Singapore (Photo: Sonardyne)

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

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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."

Sonardyne’s SPRINT-Nav all-in-one subsea navigation instrument for underwater vehicles. (Image: Sonardyne)

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

Vessel position using Sonardyne and Guidance Marine technology compared with RTK Global Positioning System data. (Image: Sonardyne International)

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

Terry Makewell  (Photo: UKHO)

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.  

Sonardyne 6G Wideband Acoustics allows simultaneous operations by  multiple platforms. (Courtesy Sonardyne International)

Digital Ocean: Making Subsea Data More Easily Accessible

to ASVs or manned surface units for transmission to ground stations via satellite.   Inertial systems – To complement its state-of-the-art acoustic systems and provide the best possible positioning solutions for subsea vehicles, Sonardyne has developed its own inertial systems, Lodestar and SPRINT. Lodestar is a combined solid-state attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) that is upgradable to become the SPRINT acoustically-aided inertial navigation system. The unit is comprised of three high-grade, high-reliability, commercially-available ring laser gyros (RLG) and accelerometers. The

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

Subsea technology companies Newton Research Labs Inc. and Sonardyne International Ltd, UK. have completed tests to integrate Newton Labs’ underwater laser scanners with Sonardyne’s acoustically-aided inertial navigation system for underwater 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

Sonardyne said tight integration between its Syrinx DVL and SPRINT INS will provide accuracy, precision and integrity for Kasetsart University’s long range AUV (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Navigation Chosen for Thai AUV Program

being developed by a joint-research program between PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) and Kasetsart University (KU), Bangkok, Thailand will feature marine robotics navigation technology supplied by Sonardyne Asia Pte. Ltd, of Singapore.   The order for Sonardyne’s SPRINT inertial navigation system (INS) and Syrinx Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) was placed by the PTTEP-KU and will be integrated on a 4,000 meter rated, long endurance AUV being built for applications including pipeline maintenance and oil-spill detection.    With a track record spanning 10 years

An ROV equipped with underwater dynamic laser mapping equipment from 2G Robotics and Sonardyne prepares for its next survey mission (Photo: Sonardyne)

Partners Developing Dynamic Subsea Laser Mapping

on the development and promotion of a dynamic underwater laser mapping solution which reduces the time needed to survey seafloor sites and offshore structures.   The new agreement centers on the integration of Sonardyne’s acoustically-aided inertial navigation system for underwater vehicles, SPRINT-Mapper, with 2G Robotics’ ULS-500 PRO dynamic underwater laser scanner. Projects conducted over the past six months have shown that combining the high resolution afforded by the 2G Robotics’ laser scanner, with an unprecedented level of practical positioning accuracy, produces a complete

The worksite (Image: DOF Subsea UK)

Next-Generation Subsea Metrology: Better Measurements, Fast

for the study – Loch Sunart Support vessel for deployment and recovery – Loch Shiel Work class Triton XL WROV Facilities for guests from Operators and Contractors HSEQ Control Sonardyne •Acoustically Aided Inertial Navigation System, comprising: •SPRINT Inertial Navigation System (INS) •SYRINX Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) •Fusion navigation software •Janus INS Post-Processing software Micro-Compatt 6 acoustic transponders  2G Robotics / Seatronics ULS 500 Pro Laser Scansoft laser control &

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Innova Selects Sonardyne INS, DVL for Resident ROVs

Norwegian subsea engineering and technology company Innova AS has selected acoustic and inertial navigation technology from Sonardyne International Ltd. for two new in-field resident remotely operated vehicles (ROV) being built in the country.   Each ROV will be installed with a co-housed Sonardyne SPRINT Inertial Navigation System (INS) and Syrinx Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) to provide tightly coupled navigation data that will support a wide variety of survey and inspection missions in water depths up to 4,000 meters.   The contract was announced on the opening day of the Seabed Mapping and

Unique Group has selected Sonardyne’s SPRINT INS and Syrinx DVL technology to support deep water ROV and AUV operations (Photo: Unique Group)

Unique Group Expands European Rental Pool

Hydrographic survey and diving equipment specialist Unique Group said it has selected subsea vehicle positioning and navigation technology from Sonardyne International Ltd. to add to its expanding equipment rental pool.   The SPRINT Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) and Syrinx Doppler Velocity Logs (DVLs) will be held at the company’s regional headquarters in Aberdeen and made available to support survey and construction projects using ROVs and AUVs in water depths up to 4,000 meters.   Introduced onto the market over 10 years ago, Sonardyne’s SPRINT makes optimal use of

Equipped with Sonardyne acoustic and inertial navigation technology, SuBastian will provide scientists from around the world with new opportunities to explore and study the ocean. (Photo: SOI)

Schmidt Selects Sonardyne Navigation for SuBastian

time, the system has provided scientists with the ability to track equipment down to abyssal depths in excess of 5,000 meters.   Based on its track record with Ranger 2, SOI and Sonardyne worked together to configure an integrated navigation solution for SuBastian. This resulted in the supply of a SPRINT Inertial Navigation System (INS), Syrinx 600 kHz Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) and a Wideband Mini Transponder (WMT), all of which is compatible with the Falkor’s existing Ranger 2 topside hardware.     Now in its third generation, Sonardyne’s SPRINT exploits the long-term precision

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Underwater Laser Scanner Aids 3D Mobile Mapping

equipment. This high-resolution deepwater dynamic mapping of Sur Ridge was performed using 2G Robotics’ ULS-500 underwater laser scanner mounted to a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV). For the survey, the ROV was equipped and navigated using Sonardyne’s inertial navigation sensor SPRINT interfaced with a Syrinx 600 kHz DVL, ROVNav 6 LBL transceiver and a precision pressure sensor. EIVA’s hydrographic survey and navigation software was integrated with the ULS-500 using EIVA’s dedicated driver for 2G Robotics’ systems to facilitate with data capturing and post-processing

New additions to Sonardyne's Lodestar and SPRINT product lines means there is now a model to suit all applications and budget. (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne to Debut New Technologies at OI 2016

Subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd will debut its expanded lineup of ROV and AUV navigation solutions during next week’s Oceanology International exhibition and conference in London.    New additions to the company’s Lodestar AHRS and SPRINT INS product lines mean that there is now a model to suit all underwater vehicle applications and budgets. As all versions utilize the same small, lightweight subsea housing, users can now switch capability without the need to fit different hardware - saving both vehicle payload space and operational expenditure. The

C-Innovation reliably tracks an ROV at 4,000 meter depth using Sonardyne SPRINT INS (Photo: C-Innovation)

C-Innovation ROVs inks deal with Sonardyne

C-Innovation, an integrated marine services company whose core services and products evolve around ROVs within the oil and gas sector, has placed a major order for SPRINT Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) from Sonardyne International Ltd. SPRINT is an acoustically aided inertial navigation system for subsea vehicles and makes optimal use of acoustic aiding data from acoustic USBL and LBL positioning and other sensors such as Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) and pressure sensors. This improves position accuracy, precision, reliability and integrity while reducing operational time and vessel costs. Workin

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Subsea 7 Employs Sonardyne’s Acoustic and Inertial Navigation

requirements of the project, together determining the optimum configuration of subsea, ROV and vessel-based equipment. For a low-risk, multifunctional and cost-effective solution, a combined acoustic and aided-inertial navigation approach was adopted comprised of Fusion 6G LBL (Long BaseLine) and SPRINT inertial navigation technologies.    For the installation of the flowlines and structures, a high precision seabed array of Sonardyne Compatt 6 transponders was deployed. The SSG assisted Subsea 7 in designing the array, optimizing array geometry and modeling acoustic ray bending paths

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