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latest high-performance pilot’s aid. All including positioning, stabilization and our devices are based on our patented navigation. The business is a joint ven-

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vibrating ring design which means they ture, owned by Collins Aerospace and

MTR TV spoke with Andy Hughes, can deliver a unique combination of pre- Sumitomo Precision Products and, after

Sales Manager, Silicon Sensing re- cision performance and robustness – a 20 years in operation, has supplied ap- cently in Southampton, England.

combination that is particularly appro- proaching 30 million gyroscopes and https://www.marinetechnologynews.

priate in the tough and ever-changing accelerometers to thousands of cus- com/videos/video/silicon-sensing- marine environment.” tomers. With demand for their devices launches-new-technology-100110

Silicon Sensing Systems’ micro elec- growing, a new JV agreement has re- tro-mechanical systems (MEMS) devic- cently been signed which will take the es are relied on in many maritime roles, business through its third decade.

Oceaneering ‘Resident’ Vehicles feature Sonardyne Tech

Oceaneering has ordered hybrid navi- long, maintenance free-deployments, on fast becoming the INS instrument of gation systems from Sonardyne for its autonomous missions and with support choice for resident vehicles,” said Char subsea resident vehicles Freedom and from shore-based pilots. Franey, Sales Manager for Survey and

E-ROV. The two resident vehicle sys- The vehicle will be based out of dock- Construction at Sonardyne in Houston. tems are to be ? tted with Sonardyne’s ing stations on the seabed, enabling it to “They’re free from the calibration rou-

SPRINT-Nav an all-in-one navigational recharge and download data before and tines otherwise required and, because instrument. SPRINT-Nav combines a after its subsea inspection, maintenance they also run on a unique dual engine

SPRINT INS sensor, Syrinx 600 kHz and repair missions. It will operate in algorithm, powering the INS and Gyro

DVL (Doppler velocity log) and a high tethered and autonomous “tether-less” compass, initialization is fast and gaps accuracy intelligent pressure sensor in a modes, performing both AUV and ROV in navigation are few and far between. single unit. Oceaneering’s E-ROV has related tasks, including survey, inspec- Thanks to these qualities, SPRINT-Nav already proven the ability for battery tion, torque tool operation and manipu- is not only ideally suited to subsea resi- powered remotely operated vehicles lator-relator activities. dent vehicle applications, but also au- tonomous and unmanned underwater Tight integration of the separate sen he oil and gas in (ROVs) working in the oil and gas in- “Tight integration of the separate sen- tonomous and unmanned underwater sors within SPRINT-Nav as well as the rom shore, via 4G dustry to be piloted from shore, via 4G sors within SPRINT-Nav as well as the vehicle (AUV/UUV) naviga-vehicle (AUV/UUV) naviga- ansmitted from a mobile broadband transmitted from a use of high-speci? cation Ring Laser tion.”use of high-speci? cation Ring Laser tion.”

Gyros are behind the high performance f support vessels. buoy, independent of support vessels. Gyros are behind the high performance eneration resident our customers are seeing from these The company’s next-generation resident our customers are seeing from these units. Combined with their compact m builds on the E- hybrid ROV Freedom builds on the E- units. Combined with their compact form factor, these results are debut in offshore ROV concept. Due to debut in offshore form factor, these results are seeing SPRINT-Nav eedom is targeting trials later this year, Freedom is targeting seeing SPRINT-Nav

Sonardyne’s SPRINT-Nav is RINT-Nav is the hybrid navigation ation instrument of choice for sub- sea resident ve- e hicles for future ? eld operations.

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