Real Time Systems

  • Agile Sensor Technologies, a manufacturer of intelligent robotic components based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, has launched its new performance monitoring multi-motor controller Synapse.

     
    Developed for industrial and military UAVs, Synapse advances beyond traditional electronic speed controllers (ESCs) to offer flight data recording, real-time propulsion system feedback, faster controller response time, and the ability to increase flight time by approximately 10%. 
     
    Typically, UAVs and other electric vehicles require one ESC per motor, adding bulk to the vehicle without any additional functionality. A traditional ESC serves only one primary function: to control an electric motor’s speed. Agile compresses the functionality of multiple ESCs into one compact hub, while also adding features not possible with a traditional setup.
     
    Synapse incorporates a black box flight recorder for on-board data logging. Essential data is automatically recorded and easily accessible to support maintenance. This data can be used to easily track all aspects of your flight history, and makes this information both transparent and accessible as further regulations are being placed on the operation of UAVs. 
     
    A recent study by RMIT University investigated 150 drone incidents and identified technical failure as the cause of 64% of incidents. Synapse allows you to take intelligent action to protect your UAV when issues arise with the propulsion system. Real-time diagnostics such as voltage, current and temperature offer the ability to set onboard performance thresholds and employ safe operating limits. Immediately, the system can relay alerts back to the autopilot, and if desired, can be programmed to take preventive actions without a pilot. 
     
    According to Gartner Research, battery life is one of the largest inhibitors to drone adoption in industrial applications. Synapse keeps UAVs in the air longer. Our ultra-efficient solution incorporates motor commutation algorithms and active braking that reduce power consumption by up to 10% per motor. What does this all mean? UAVs can stay in the air longer, carry more payload and fly further.
     
    Synapse has been designed as an advanced motor control solution for high-performance industrial and military aircraft. It is equipped with a UAV flight recorder, real-time system monitoring and feedback, rapid response times, and ultra-efficient flight performance. All of this is packed into a single-board hub, giving users maximum performance with minimum footprint. The team is also researching the use of Synapse in unmanned marine vehicles for its future versions. 
     
    In addition, the Agile team is working on AgilPose, an autonomous precision targeting and docking system for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). AgilPose allows a vehicle to calculate its position and orientation in high precision across three axes, which can then guide the vehicle to a specific docking location. 
     
    The company has already worked with Boeing to implement AgilPose into a UAV landing/hover system. As AgilPose runs on the same FPGA architecture as Synapse, the team hopes to combine the two systems on an underwater platform by the end of 2017. 
     
     
    (As published in the January/February 2017 edition of Marine Technology Reporter)
  • Real-time with Synthetic Aperture Sonar Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) is a technique for creating high resolution seabed imagery that shares many similarities with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR).  The forward motion of the sonar is used to synthesize an array that is much longer than its physical length

  • Life of Field Seismic systems. Teledyne Interconnect brands include: AGG, Bolt, Geophysical Instruments, RTS, and new tech for 2018 includes:Teledyne Real Time Systems (RTS) has released its new SmartPhone D System with an integrated 24-bit digital near-field hydrophone (NFH) system for real-time monitoring

  • extremely proud of our science so we strive for scientific excellence,” Moloney stressed. Going forward Moloney says the company is looking at more real time systems and instruments. “Collecting data and analyzing after the fact is not the way it is going for us in the future. Our instrument fleet is capable

  • navigational information to the mariner in a more timely manner. For many U.S. ports, this information could be added to the NOAA Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS) observation network.    Such a system would give the port control over how often and to what extent the information reaching the

  • and to bring American waterways into the 21st Century. Together with NOAA’s Office of Ocean Services, the Coast Guard is integrating Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (NOAA PORTS) information into AIS-Application Specific Messages (AIS-ASM) to broadcast hydrographic and weather data. NOAA PORTS-AIS integration

  • Tritech won a contract for its real-time riser and mooring line monitoring system RAMS. Tritech was selected by Single Buoy Moorings Inc. (SBM), designer and supplier of Turret Mooring Systems (TMS), to supply the primary safety tool for real-time mooring line failure detection and riser monitoring for the

  • Chesapeake Technology  announced an advance to its flagship software SonarWiz processing with the addition of a Real-Time Acquisition Server for the EdgeTech 4600 and recently-introduced EdgeTech 6205 interferometric bathymetry systems. The EdgeTech bathymetry systems are unique in the industry offering

  • to render useful 3D images of the area being inspected and cannot image moving objects. Many subsea applications require technology that can facilitate real-time 3D decision making of both static and dynamic operations.   Coda Octopus Products Ltd. has recognized this market requirement and has been at

  • 1994, Coda Octopus Products Limited has become a global leader and specialist in underwater technologies as the patent holder for the world’s first and only real-time 3D sonar, the Echoscope, which enables subsea operators to constantly monitor operations when poor water visibility prevents the use of traditional

  • . Features unique to Kraken’s sonar systems are the modular arrays, which allow the system to range from 60 cm to 240 cm array length, along with an integral real time SAS processor.    RTSAS processes the full swath sonar and bathymetry data in real time, onboard the AUV or Towfish as it is running its mission

  • processing. Its senior professional staff of 23 includes 15 PhD scientists (mathematics, engineering, physics). Its goal: Provide mathematical solutions and real-time code to dramatically improve system performance at reduced costs. Prometheus has provided computationally efficient mathematical solutions for:

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