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

DOLPHIN: Enabling Technology for Acoustic Systems

DOLPHIN Signal Processing TechnologyAcoustics enable many core undersea 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.

(File photo: GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team)

12-meter Ship Aims to Be First to Cross Atlantic Without a Crew

Final preparations are underway for a 12-meter-long ship to set sail from Canada and attempt the world's first transatlantic crossing without a crew.The USV Maxlimer, an unmanned surface vessel, is bound for the south coast of England and will conduct deep sea surveys on the way, guided by a skipper in a control station in Britain.The voyage is expected to take about 35 days.

Blogs

MTR COVER PAGE

MTR100: Applications Available

13th Annual MTR100 set to publish in the July/August 2018 edition of Marine Technology Reporter -- the world's largest circulation b2b subsea publication. Top companies in the global subsea sector are invited to apply now for the "MTR100". Marine Technology Reporter's annual MTR100 awards edition is the subsea industry's most awaited annual ranking of the leading companies serving the global subsea industry.

Offshore Energy

(File photo:Magseis Fairfield)

Magseis Fairfield Lines Up GoM Survey

Norway based marine seismic surveyor Magseis Fairfield announced Wednesday it has received a letter of intent (LoI) for a two-month deepwater data acquisition program in the Gulf of Mexico.The survey is due to commence late in the fourth quarter of 2019, the company said.Magseis Fairfield CEO Per Christian Grytnes said, “The award demonstrates our strong position in the Gulf of Mexico and the high activity level in this market.”

Subsea Defense

Photo: RTsys/French Navy

French Frigate Sonars Get an Upgrade

Since summer 2017, four vessels equipped with analog sonars have been upgraded using RTsys AS3i technology (Analog Surface Ship Sonar Improvement), which digitalized and improved the processing of signals rendered by sensors.Brittany-based company RTSYS does not only deals with AUV, subsea recorders and buoys, but can also display a full range of sonar systems such as handheld devices for divers or sonar retrofit.

Unmanned Vehicles

The 2018 MATE International ROV Competition was held at the King County Aquatic Center in in

MATE ROV Competition Planned in Tennessee

The world unites in Tennessee for the international underwater robotics competitionEnsuring public safety, maintaining healthy waterways and preserving historical artifacts are all on task for students participating in the 18th annual MATE International ROV Competition. The underwater robotics competition is set for June 20-22, at the Kingsport Aquatic Center and MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center in Kingsport, Tenn.

Innovation

Pictured here at the Sidus booth are (L to R): Leonard Pool, Mark Hopper, VP, and Francis Labonte

Subsea Camera: "You never miss anything"

At the Offshore Technology Conference 2019 (OTC) in Houston this year Sidus Solutions and Vantrix unveiled a partnership which aims to design and deliver a new subsea camera with some unique and unparalleled capabilities. "You never miss anything," is how Leonard Pool, Managing Director of Sidus Solutions, described the system, which offers a 182-degree field of vision and the ability to allow multiple users in multiple locations to see unique views from the same camera,

People

Phoenix Opens New Florida Office

Underwater solutions provider Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. said it has relocated its Florida office to accommodate company growth and ongoing support of underwater ship husbandry clientele.At 11,000 square feet, the new facility in Davie is twice as large as the company's previous one, offering ample parking and upgraded conference rooms and offices, it said.