2G Robotics Providing Exclusive Preview of New Underwater Laser System at EIVA

September 9, 2016 - via 2G Robotics

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - On September 14 and 15, 2G Robotics will provide EIVA Days attendees with a unique preview of new technology during an exclusive live ULS-500 PRO mounted to a Triton 1000/2 submarine to dynamically scan a WWII battlefield 700 feet down in the Atlantic.demonstration of the highest resolution, longest-range laser solution, the ULS-500 PRO. 2G Robotics’ CEO, Jason Gillham, will be presenting on this new technology and performing the dynamic scanning demonstration.

With a cutting-edge high sensitivity, low noise sensor, the ULS-500 PRO can reach ranges previously unattainable with laser scanning, resolving fine-scale dimensional features from distances as far as 20 metres. The ULS-500 PRO also provides stills imaging capabilities. 2G Robotics’ stills imaging camera and smart subsea light can attach to the ULS-500 PRO to seamlessly capture still images between laser profiles.

The ULS-500 PRO has proven its performance offshore during recent trials and deployments. The system was recently mounted to a vessel to dynamically scan shipwrecks in Lake Huron. EIVA operator on the deployment, Kevin Tomanka, Senior Hydrographer and Data Processor at OARS, noted that the “the laser data is very dense and at standard survey speeds of 4-5 knots the ULS-500 PRO captured over 6500 points per square meter.” Tomanka stated that the “ULS-500 PRO sets a new benchmark for data density and quality. Similar to the advent of Multibeam Echosounders into mainstream usage over the last few decades, it is clear that laser point data combined with digital still images will be the new standard for high-resolution seabed mapping going forward.”

 

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