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

  • A newly established research center on Norway’s west coast hopes to improve subsea operation and maintenance by bringing risk management into real time. Integrated Well and Subsea Instrumentation (IWSI) is the latest development from independent technology research institute Christian Michelsen Research AS

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  • MN Nov-19#103 PRODUCTS
FLIR Introduces Raymarine 
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    PRODUCTS FLIR Introduces Raymarine DockSense Alert FLIR Systems’ Raymarine Dock- Sense Alert is a new addition to Ray- marine’s intelligent docking technol- ogy line designed for a broader range of vessels. Raymarine DockSense is Taylor Machine Works’ the marine industry’s

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    PRODUCTS VRSim Virtual Reality Tool For Commercial Painting VRSim’s SimSpray 3.0, the next generation of a virtual reality paint training tool, uses HTC’s VIVE Pro HMD and VIVE Trackers, and offers intuitive and true-to-life user experi- ence by featuring enhanced visuals, Lumitec Digital Lighting

  • MN Nov-19#101 PRODUCTS
InvaSave Mobile BWT System     
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    PRODUCTS InvaSave Mobile BWT System The InvaSave 300 IMO-certi? ed system is an external ballast water treatment unit that uses mechanical ? ltration and ultraviolet radiation to eradicate invasive organisms from discharged ballast water, to IMO-D2 Dometic’s Combined standards. InvaSave can

  • MN Nov-19#100 PRODUCTS
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    PRODUCTS HOLDFAST – Engineered with One Key Goal in Mind: Grip Holdfast utilizes HMPE and nylon ? ber to deliver a lightweight, high- strength, ? oating line that will grip on H-bitts and capstans much bet- ter than traditional 100% HMPE lines. Holdfast is coated with TEUFELBERGER’s proprietary

  • MN Nov-19#98 PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS
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    PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy PuritisBlanchet Rockwood Piccione Gage Ingalls Shipbuilding Shea & LytleGriebenow have joined the ? rm in senior leader- specializing in designs using alternative of Gulfport. Shipbuilder Academy was ship positions. Paczkowski joins the fuels and

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    PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS Seaspan Shipyards Clarke MacLeod Hargreaves Thomson Oliver Diaz Sandy studied aircraft maintenance Seaspan Shipyards Announces at Northrop University in Inglewood, Management Additions Seaspan Shipyards announced the ap- California and graduated as a me- pointment of James

  • MN Nov-19#94 VESSELS
SCHOTTEL Delivers Propulsion for World’s First)
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    VESSELS SCHOTTEL Delivers Propulsion for World’s First Emission-Free Pushboat eration of Maritime Systems at the Technical University of Berlin, will be equipped with rudderpropellers from SCHOTTEL. The hybrid canal push boat is powered by a combination of fuel cells, batteries and an electric motor.

  • MN Nov-19#92 VESSELS
SAFE Boats Delivers 19th Boat to FDNY
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    VESSELS SAFE Boats Delivers 19th Boat to FDNY SAFE Boats International (SAFE) has delivered boats 17, 18 and 19 to the marine division of the New York Fire Department, all during the month of August. The three latest additions to the FDNY ? eet are 33’ full cabin boats, the most popular con? guration

  • MN Nov-19#89 MARINE EQUIPMENT
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    measure of light bending as it passes through one medium into another), color, and absorption spectra. NOAA also states that total suspended solids (TSS) is a quantitative measure of the total dry weight mass of the particles or material present in a given amount of water. Measuring TSS is important

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    DOMESTIC DREDGING REPORT Dredging U.S. Ports Requires a Diverse Fleet The reasons for that are many and these realities cater to regulatory, commercial and regional needs. By Michael Gerhardt he U.S. dredging market is complex and relies on the TSHDs may have one or two drag-arms that lower to the

  • MN Nov-19#78 TECHNOLOGY
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    TECHNOLOGY “... there are still maritime companies out there still working within a traditional framework of manual processes which are becoming less relevant, practicable and competitive with every passing day. As the industry moves inexorably towards integration and automation in everything from supply

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    time transformation, where new technology and digital solutions enable a move towards smarter, more ef? cient, safer and greener operations. From MAN’s perspective, digitalization supports its commitment to help its customers increase the safety, re- liability and predictability of their individual

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    of value adding solutions to access and analyze vessel data using cloud-based solutions is the market. Collaboration between vendors in the indus- now a realistic option for more commercial operators. trial digital value chain is therefore a win-win for vendors, The recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding

  • MN Nov-19#71 Lower Stress = Reduced Accidents
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    Lower Stress = Reduced Accidents Because of the FASST Winder’s design requires less effort and engages other muscle groups, the winch allows for four times less back stress and reduces shoulder stress by half, compared to the ratchet model, according to a third-party report. In a nutshell, the FASST

  • MN Nov-19#70 TECH FILE: DECK MACHINERY
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    TECH FILE: DECK MACHINERY A Step Up in Safety How NABRICO’s FASST Winder Winch created a safer work environment. reat ideas can come anytime, from anyone. For leg muscles in the process. NABRICO, a ? eld team member’s understand- NABRICO discovered a core issue with the tradition- Ging of the physical

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  • MN Nov-19#67 Cut downtime through 
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    Cut downtime through preventative maintenance Monitoring engines and other criti- cal equipment enables the crew and the vessel operations team to take re- medial action before equipment suf- fers catastrophic failure. This offers many logistical bene? ts. For example, operators can minimize the level

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  • MN Nov-19#64 REGULATORY REVIEW
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    REGULATORY REVIEW than spend the money ahead of time to comply. That’s not they share in common is that they all want to go home the Coast Guard’s fault. It’s also not their fault if an opera- safely at the end of each work period. On board, it means tor decides to run substandard equipment with substandar

  • MN Nov-19#62 REGULATORY REVIEW
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    REGULATORY REVIEW “If there is a system in place to use third party organizations, then the USCG should trust the TPOs – especially if they do not have the manpower to do the job. Are the IACS classi