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3 Lancaster St, St. John’s, NL
Newfoundland And Labrador, Canada A1C 1E2
CEO/President: Karl Kenny
Vice President: David Shea
Number of Employees: 25
Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. is a world leader in ad- SAS sea? oor data in real-time. SAS uses sophisticated vanced sonar and sensor technology. Kraken’s AquaPix signal processing techniques to compare multiple obser- has set a new standard for high-speed, high-resolution vations of the same area of sea? oor. The resulting image underwater imaging. The system provides both high reso- resolution is signi? cantly increased, often by an order of lution seabed imagery and 3D bathymetry with a spatial magnitude, when compared with conventional sidescan resolution of 3 cm and swath widths of 600 meters. sonar. The KATFISH combines the Kraken Miniature
Kraken Sonar Inc. is a marine technology company Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar (MINSAS) with engaged in the design, development and marketing of ad- an actively controlled towed platform. As a towed system, vanced sonar and acoustic velocity sensors for Unmanned SAS images can be viewed as they are processed in real-
Underwater Vehicles used in military and commercial time making it ideal for search and survey operations applications. Over the last two years, the company has where the earliest possible prosecution of seabed targets earned a reputation as world leaders in Synthetic Aperture is required.
Sonar, a revolutionary underwater imaging technology The active control system onboard ensures not only that dramatically improves seabed surveys by providing that the system is able to meet the stability requirements ultra-high resolution imagery at superior coverage rates. of the SAS, but also adds a higher level of autonomy to
Kraken’s systems offer comparable performance to exist- the system with features such as terrain following and ing high end military systems at less than 20 percent of obstacle avoidance. The KATFISH is a portable, com- the cost. plete system package and can easily be deployed on
Expanding on the successful Synthetic Aperture Sonar any surface vessel, including USVs. The higher level of (SAS) product line, Kraken is introducing a new under- autonomy simpli? es operations while the remote opera- water system. The Kraken Active Tow? sh (or KATFISH) tion capability allows the system to be controlled through is a complete system solution for collecting and viewing a radio link to a remote station.
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