Raytheon Subsidiary Teams With Scottish Firm On Undersea Project

Applied Remote Technology, Inc.

(ART), a California-based Raytheon Company subsidiary, teamed with a Scottish firm to conduct a laser imaging pipeline survey in the North Sea.

ART and Aberdeen-based SubSea Survey (a division of SubSea Offshore), used ART's LS-4096 underwater laser line scan system to conduct tests. The team deployed the system on the SubSea Focus Remotely Operated Tow Vehicle (ROTV). These trials were carried out on the M/V British Viking. The vessel was contracted to EMC, which is the pipeline contractor to Statoil for the Europipe and Zeepipe II projects.

The LS-4096 provided high resolution real-time video imagery of the pipeline debris such as entangled fishing nets, discarded hardware, and the seabed around the pipeline.

The real-time pan and zoom capabilities of the LS-4096 made it possible to determine the condition critical elements of the pipeline such as field joints and anodes.

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