North Falmouth, MA – October 12, 2016 - Teledyne Webb Research (TWR), a leading manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles including the Slocum G2 glider and Slocum hybrid glider, announced today the release of their new glider piloting software, the Slocum Fleet Mission Control Software (SFMC). SFMC is a software suite used to manage multiple Teledyne Webb Research Slocum glider deployments around the world. SFMC builds on the traditional Dock Server software application and provides a revolutionary web based front end that allows for collaboration among multiple glider pilots.
The new SFMC software suite offers customers some key benefits including active vehicle tracking and mission planning, consolidated data management, the ability to access piloting tools from any platform including tablets and smartphones, and increased security with individual login accounts and multi-level permission sets. The software can be purchased on a yearly license for existing gliders. A one year license is included with the purchase of a new Slocum glider and dock server application. Several packages are available with, and without, data hosting options.
The Slocum glider is an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) driven by a buoyancy engine capable of long-term deployment for measuring oceanographic parameters. The Slocum G2 glider has a maximum depth rating of 1000m, requires very little power to operate, and can be deployed for as long as one year. The glider’s low logistics, high performance characteristics and modular design make it ideally suited for persistent ocean surveillance using a broad range of available sensor suites. The Slocum hybrid G2 complements the vehicle's buoyancy drive with a small folding blade thruster to enable additional flight modes and provide the ability to operate in strong water density stratifications and higher current regimes.
About Teledyne Webb Research
Teledyne Webb Research designs and manufactures scientific instruments for oceanographic research and monitoring with a focus on extended observations over both time and space. Teledyne Webb Research specializes in three areas of ocean instrumentation: Neutrally buoyant, autonomous drifters and profilers, autonomous underwater gliding vehicles, and moored underwater sound sources. These systems are core to several major ocean monitoring programs including the international Argo array, the National Science Foundation Ocean Observatories Initiative and the U.S. Navy Littoral Battlespace Sensing – Glider (LBS-G) program of record. A Teledyne Webb Research Slocum glider, the Scarlet Knight, was the first unmanned vehicle to cross an ocean. To learn more, visit www.webbresearch.com.
About Teledyne Marine
Teledyne Marine is a group of leading-edge subsea technology companies that are part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Through acquisitions and collaboration over the past ten years, Teledyne Marine has evolved into an industry powerhouse, bringing Imaging, Instruments, Interconnect, Seismic, and Vehicle technology together to provide total solutions to our customers. Each Teledyne Marine company is a leader in its respective field, with a shared commitment to providing premium products backed by unparalleled service and support. www.teledynemarine.com