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August 12, 2013 via - UUST 2013
Abstract— Kraken Sonar Systems Ltd, based in St. John’s, Canada, produces an Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar (InSAS) system, suitable for integration on a wide range of AUVs and towed platforms. In 2012, Kraken entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, Rhode Island. This paper seeks to present a background of Kraken’s InSAS technology, and detail the results of the CRADA. The primary focus of the paper (and the CRADA) is the integration and testing of an AquaPix InSAS on NUWC’s medium-sized 12.75” diameter REMUS600 AUV, manufactured by Hydroid. Kraken designed a payload section for the R600, and assisted NUWC operators with integration onto the AUV. After a very short integration, the resulting integrated SAS-AUV was able to produce ultra-high resolution 3cm imagery and co-registered 25cm bathymetry with no vehicle re-tuning necessary. The main conclusion from this trial was objective evidence that SAS is achievable on medium sized AUVs without extensive tuning or additional control planes.View Full Article
August 11, 2013 via - UUST
Global Oceans is a new 501c3 nonprofit organization designed to develop and operate innovative infrastructure solutions to the challenge of sustaining and expanding ocean science capacity globally within an increasingly resource constrained research environment. Developing partnerships with private-sector organizations that can integrate current and emerging technologies with the Global Oceans model will provide greater and more cost-effective access to these tools worldwide for ocean science.View Full Article