News Articles with Category: Navigation

DARPA-BAA-15-30 for the Positioning System for Deep Ocean Navigation (POSYDON) project

April 24, 2015 - via DARPA DARPA approaches industry for new kinds of underwater navigation for undersea vehicles and submarines. DARPA experts say they envision a small number of acoustic sources, analogous to GPS satellites, around an ocean basin. By measuring the absolute range to several source signals, an undersea platform can obtain continuous, accurate positioning without surfacing for a GPS fix.

View Full Story

Kraken Introduces AquaTrak(TM) Correlation Velocity Log

April 15, 2015 - via Kraken AquaTrak(TM) Uses Advanced Acoustic Correlation and Synthetic Aperture SonaR Signal Processing to Provide Superior Performance Over Conventional Sensors

View Full Story

Advanced Navigation Launches Subsonus USBL

January 19, 2015 - via Advanced Navigation The system features calibrated hydrophone array combined with an internal tightly coupled INS, all packed into a miniature titanium enclosure small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

View Full Story

Intelligent deep sea robotics

December 10, 2014 - via Okayama University Underwater navigation with this combination of sound and 3-D visual servo feedback enables our AUV to search, track, and pinpoint targets with a precision of 5 mm

View Full Story

Advanced Navigation Poseidon Released

September 24, 2014 - via Advanced Navigation The antenna is lightweight, compact, corrosion resistant and able to withstand depths of up to 3000 metres.

View Full Story

TELEDYNE TSS PRESENTS THE NEW SATURN NAVIGATION AND MOTION SENSING SYSTEMS

May 31, 2014 - via Teledyne TSS Saturn is a completely new fibre optic-based range of inertial navigation, and attitude and heading reference systems developed and manufactured in the UK by Teledyne TSS. The system uses the latest developments in FOG (Fibre Optic Gyro) technology combined with advanced thermal calibration techniques that enable the company to claim new performance and price benchmarks for systems of this type.

View Full Story

Vt. startup spotlights high-tech efforts

May 26, 2014 - via Greensea Systems Greensea provides software that helps undersea vehicles navigate in a world where there are no GPS signals. Underwater, the software calculates the position by combining a variety of measurements from different sensors.

View Full Story

Quantum Technology To Help Submarines Find Their Way

May 22, 2014 - via Imperial College London The quantum accelerometer provides a much more accurate reading by measuring the force applied to individual atoms. A laser cools the atoms to near absolute zero, effectively freezing them in position and allowing another laser to measure any changes in the atoms caused by acceleration.

View Full Story

Submarines May Turn to Quantum Positioning for Guidance

May 15, 2014 - via Electronics Weekly Once we have understood the first generations, we’ll start to miniaturise it for other applications

View Full Story

Moog Crossbow Unveils Integrated Guidance, Navigation and Control System for Unmanned Platforms

May 12, 2014 - via MOOG The GNC1000 includes a user configurable PowerPC based platform with flexible I/O for hosting higher level vehicle functionality including flight control laws and a multi-function autopilot.

View Full Story

iXBlue Extends Inertial-Acoustic Solution Offerings with Next-Gen Medium Frequency LBL Positioning System RAMSES

March 12, 2014 - via iXBlue Sparse array positioning, embedded computing, and third party transponder interoperability enhance industry-leading product advantages

View Full Story

TELEDYNE TSS LAUNCHES THE NEW SATURN FAMILY OF FOG-BASED AHRS AND INS SYSTEMS

March 11, 2014 - via Teledyne TSS The Saturn family is based upon fibre-optic technology developed and manufactured by Teledyne TSS. The family also incorporates advanced digital signal processing and algorithm design to deliver a highly accurate and reliable product to meet the demanding needs of the marine market. All units are compact, lightweight in both air and water and provide a unique alternative to competitive products.

View Full Story

New Product: Ekinox Subsea Series

February 3, 2014 - via SBG Systems SBG Systems releases the Ekinox Subsea Series at SUBSEA EXPO (UK). Ekinox Subsea Series is a product family of survey-grade inertial systems designed for underwater applications – up to 6,000m.

View Full Story

James Gosling Smartens up Floating Robot with Linux/Java "Regulus" OS

April 10, 2013 - via Linux.com Instead of sending raw sensor data, Regulus can analyze and summarize the data onboard. For example, if the craft is carrying a hydrophone to listen underwater, and if customers can't wait to retrieve the recordings later, Regulus can instantly report key findings.

View Full Story

Quantum sensing using laser-cooled atoms shows promise for Army navigation, detection

April 8, 2013 - via Army Research Laboratory Quantum sensing using laser cooled atoms shows promising future for Army navigation and detection

View Full Story

GAPS-NG takes underwater positioning to the next level

April 4, 2013 - via iXBlue The enhancements make GAPS-NG compatible with more underwater transponders and easier to interface with a variety of peripheral systems and sensors.

View Full Story

Kraken Secures Government of Canada Funding to Support Development of Acoustic Velocity Sensor

January 21, 2013 - via Kraken Sonar Systems The funding will be applied to the development of AquaTrak™ - a new Correlation Velocity Log (CVL) designed for underwater navigation. AquaTrak™ will be used to measure the speed over ground of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) and can also be used for high resolution current profiling.

View Full Story

Grant finances aquatic robot

November 16, 2012 - via Drexel University Hsieh’s project aims to understand how current patterns can improve autonomous underwater robotic navigation. She wants to discover ways to use currents to form fuel-efficient paths for underwater robots.

View Full Story

Precise underwater navigation with sonar is aim of Navy research contract to Penn State

October 7, 2012 - via Military and Aerospace Electronics Navigation and Timekeeping Technology program seeks to develop a small, portable quantum physics-based gravimeter/accelerometer for underwater navigation application; a bathymetric underwater navigation device by sonar and light detection and ranging (lidar); and precise navigation in littoral sub-surface and surface navigation using various sensors such as sonar, radar, and lidar.

View Full Story

KCF Technologies Celebrates Smart Tether Milestone

June 28, 2012 - via KCF Technologies A tether-based underwater positioning system for a variety of underwater applications including positioning vehicles in mine countermeasure applications.

View Full Story

DARPA pushes forward with navigation sensor fusion initiative to reduce dependence on GPS

June 17, 2012 - via Military and Aerospace Electronics DARPA released a broad agency announcement (DARPA-BAA-12-45) last week for the second phase of the All Source Positioning and Navigation (ASPN) program, which seeks to develop algorithms and a prototype sensor-fusion system to enable low cost navigation for military users on any operational platform and in any environment, with or without GPS.

View Full Story

Mag648 in underwater glider application

May 25, 2012 - via Bartington Instruments Bartington Instruments’ low noise Mag648 magnetometer is being used to assist underwater gliders in navigating beneath the icecap.

View Full Story

DARPA seeks to wean smart weapons off GPS with hybrid inertial navigation system-on-a-chip

April 18, 2012 - via Military and Aerospace Electronics Navigation and guidance experts at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., are trying to reduce the military's reliance on Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite guidance for advanced munitions, mid- and long-range missiles, and other weapons by creating a navigation-system-on-a-chip that combines traditional and atomic inertial guidance technology.

View Full Story

NOAA releases new views of Earth’s ocean floor

April 16, 2012 - via NOAA The new online data viewer compiles sea floor data from the near shore to the deep blue, including the latest high-resolution bathymetric (sea bottom) data collected by NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey primarily to support nautical charting.

View Full Story

New tool for underwater exploration

February 28, 2012 - via WCAX.com "The ability to put a vehicle down miles and miles in the water and know very accurately its location and geo-reference coordinates, like latitude and longitude, is really powerful. It's something that was absolutely not available say a few years ago for practical and commercial application,"

View Full Story

DARPA asks Honeywell to develop common testing for advanced MEMS-based inertial navigation

February 7, 2012 - via Military and Aerospace Electronics Navigation and guidance researchers at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., are asking test and measurement experts at the Honeywell Aerospace Microelectronics & Precision Sensors segment in Plymouth, Minn., develop a universal testing platform for advanced miniature gyroscopes under development for smart munitions, ships, vehicles, aircraft, infantry soldiers, and ocean divers.

View Full Story

Advanced mathematical techniques enable better AUV navigation

November 8, 2011 - via MIT You want to place the AUV at an unknown location in an unknown environment and, using only data from its acoustic sensors, let it incrementally build a map while at the same time determining its location on the map,"

View Full Story

Workshop on navigation, guidance and control of underwater vehicles, Porto, Portugal

November 1, 2011 - via Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto A workshop on navigation, guidance and control of underwater vehicles will take place from 10 to 12 April 2012 in Porto, Portugal.

View Full Story

Sonardyne announces the release of Wideband Sub-Mini 6 transponder

November 1, 2011 - via Sonardyne The WSM6 is designed for positioning ROVs, towfish and other mobile targets in water depths of up to 4,000 metres. Reliable, robust and compact, the new transponder is based upon field proven WSM mechanics and is available in MF Directional and MF Omni-Directional versions to suit a wide range of operational scenarios.

View Full Story

Navy seeks to apply RFID technology to undersea navigation and obstacle avoidance for UUVs

January 9, 2011 - via Military Aerospace The Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) in Bethesda, Md., issued a sources-sought notice (solicitation number N00167XXXXXXX) last week for the Passive Radio Frequency Identification Technology/Hardware program.

View Full Story