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iXblue Launches its First Navigation-Grade Accelerometer

iXblue has announced the launch of the iXal A5, the company’s first navigation-grade accelerometer dedicated to high-performance applications. It is based on the vibrating beam accelerometer (VBA) technology and the vibrating inertial accelerometer (VIA) concept developed by the French aerospace lab ONERA.   The iXal A5 is a rugged sensor that provides high accuracy and repeatability, as well as a

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Modular USV Designed For Survey Operations

Unmanned Survey Solutions (USS) has designed and built the next-generation accession-class USV for use in nearshore and offshore industries. The unique modular design of the USV allows the vessel to increase its base design length of 3.5 m to a maximum of 5 m for additional payload equipment or power for extended endurance depending on operational requirements. Built by surveyors

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NASA-Sponsored Research Instrument Measures Particle Size Distribution

Sequoia Scientific has completed a NASA-sponsored phase II small business innovation research (SBIR) project spearheaded by Principle Investigator Dr. Wayne Slade, who proposed an instrument for continuous and automated measurement of suspended particle size distribution (PSD) in flow-through systems on research vessels. PSD is a key environmental parameter with diverse biogeochemical applicability, and estimation of particle size is a goal

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Optical Dissolved Oxygen Logger Allows Long-Term Deployment

RBR released the RBRduet³ T.ODO optical dissolved oxygen logger for applications down to 6,000 m. The optical oxygen sensor provides high stability for very long deployments where accurate dissolved oxygen concentration and saturation measurements are critical. Its marine thermistor provides a high accuracy temperature measurement. The fast version of the RBRduet³ has a 1 s time constant for dissolved oxygen

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Underwater Drone Offers 360-Degree Lighting and Video

The 360-ROV is a high definition, 360° spherical, modular ROV and lighting system that uses eight high-definition cameras and a powerful computer to create a live-streaming 360° spherical video. It carries more than 74,000 lumens of white, cool and UV light and captures all viewing angles simultaneously. The 360-ROV has a modular design that allows components to be changed as

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iXblue and Forssea Partner on Advanced LBL Deployment

iXblue, which designs and manufactures advanced navigation, imagery and subsea positioning solutions, and Forssea, a robotics startup that develops autonomous docking underwater technologies, have joined forces to bring more agile and cost-effective subsea tools to offshore operations. Combining Forssea’s Atoll, an observation-class ROV that offers autonomous docking capabilities, with iXblue’s DriX offshore going USV and its Gaps USBL embedded gondola,

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