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SBG Inertial Navigation Systems Fully Tested

SBG INS testing Hamburg

SBG Systems put all its inertial navigation systems to the test during a three-day hydrographic survey in the Hamburg port area in Germany. Test results take the form of interactive maps so hydrographers can select a product and compare its performance through seafloor maps.  SBG Systems and local partner McArtney GmbH tested three grades of the MEMS INS (Ellipse, Ekinox, Apogee) with FOG

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OceanScan-MST Uses iXblue Phins for Lightweight AUVs

iXblue’s Phins Compact Series has been selected by OceanScan-MST, the Portugal-based manufacturer of the lightweight, cost-effective AUV (LAUV), to equip three new vehicles. To respond to end-user demand for a higher position accuracy with a small size factor and lower cost, OceanScan-MST opted for the Phins C3. Built on iXblue’s fiber-optic gyroscope (FOG) technology, the Phins compact series is a

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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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War-Fighter Unmanned Vehicles Developed for U.S. Marines

L3 OceanServer was awarded a contract to support the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command for an Iver3 UUV to be used for testing and evaluation. Over the past four years, L3 OceanServer has leveraged hundreds of thousands of operational hours on Iver vehicles to build a system with war fighter-driven attributes. With more than 300 vehicles sold to various customers

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Combination INS and LBL Software Simplifies Offshore Survey Operations

A new platform is available that offers a reduction in complexity and overhead for offshore operations. The Fusion 2 long baseline (LBL) and inertial navigation system (INS) software offers marine survey contractors and offshore construction companies a single solution from which they can undertake field development projects faster and easier. In the Fusion 2 platform, the separate software applications, vessel-fit

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Deep Dive into Engineering the World’s Most Advanced ROV System: Q&A with Carl Barrett

In August 2017 a research group led by explorer and philanthropist Paul G. Allen used ultra-high-tech underwater equipment to locate the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, a ship that sank in the final days of WWII after it was struck by Japanese torpedoes. The discovery was made by Mr. Allen’s company, Vulcan Inc., using a new expedition ship it acquired

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