Acoustic Positioning Technology

  • Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 acoustic positioning technology has been selected by Transas for use on two new build ice-class multi-purpose salvage vessels (MPSVs, the project is developed by Marine Engineering Bureau) commissioned by the Russian Ministry of Transport. The vessels are currently under construction at Nordic Yards in Germany and will each be fitted with dual Ranger 2 Pro systems. In conventional Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) operating mode, Ranger 2 calculates the position of a subsea target, such an ROV or towfish, by measuring the range and bearing from a vessel-mounted transceiver to an acoustic transponder fitted to the target. By interfacing it to a dynamic positioning system, Ranger 2 can be used to simultaneously help maintain the vessel’s own position. In Pro configuration, Ranger 2 adds support for Long and Ultra-Short BaseLine (LUSBL) acoustic positioning. The technique uses a network of transponders deployed on the seabed to offer precision and repeatability and is widely used for applications where maintaining a reliable vessel position is a critical operational requirement.
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    (As published in the March 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - www.seadiscovery.com)

  • The Case Sonardyne’s integrated low risk subsea technologies reach far beyond the company’s origins in acoustic positioning, with sonar imaging, wireless communications and inertial navigation now integral to its offering. Sonardyne remains an independent manufacturing business with more than 300 employees

  • and services for navigation, positioning and imaging, recognized for its work on the development of ultimate performance fiber-optic gyroscopes (FOG), acoustic and sonar signal processing and inertial-acoustic sensor data fusion. iXBlue’s offerings encompass inertial navigation systems, acoustic positioning

  • Founded in 2000 by a group of international scientists and R&D experts, German high-tech enterprise EvoLogics GmbH specializes in underwater acoustic communications, acoustic positioning equipment and innovative solutions for robotics. The Berlin-based company says its mission is to develop innovative

  • the Bollsta Dolphin drilling rig. NASNet DPR is a position reference system for Dynamic Positioning that also features the benefits of the NASNet subsea acoustic positioning system and can be used either within pre-installed field-wide NASNet arrays, or as a localized positioning system. According to Nautronix

  • The new FlowQuest 600 Micro acoustic current profiler operates at 600 KHz. It is similar to the standard FlowQuest 600 acoustic current profiler in terms of functions and performance, but is much smaller and lighter. The FlowQuest 600 Micro current profiler is 13 cm in diameter and 21.0 cm in length, and

  • spread-spectrum technology allows to deliver optimal results for various subsea applications. EvoLogics products include several series of underwater acoustic modems, underwater acoustic positioning systems (USBL, LBL), as well as the Sonobot - autonomous USV for bathymetric surveys. EvoLogics’ products

  • T: 858-623-9916    E: sales@link-quest.com    W: http://www.link-quest.com    CEO    Ning Xiao, Ph.D.      LinkQuest manufactures precision acoustic instruments for offshore oil exploration, construction, drilling, survey, environmental study and other oceanographic applications. Its acoustic communicat

  • Ramsden Engineering Director: Simon Partridge Number Of Employees: 310 Not content with remaining known as a world-class manufacturer of underwater acoustics, the last few years has seen UK-based Sonardyne International transform its business into a 300 people-strong organization able to offer inertial

  • sales@link-quest.com Website: www.link-quest.com CEO/President: Ning Xiao LinkQuest Inc., of San Diego, Calif., manufactures precision acoustic instruments for offshore oil exploration, construction, drilling, survey, environmental study and other oceanographic applications. The company’s

  • +1 858 623 9900 E: sales@link-quest.com W: http://www.link-quest.com CEO/President: Ning Xiao, Ph.D. The Company LinkQuest manufactures precision acoustic instruments for offshore oil exploration, construction, drilling, survey, environmental study and other oceanographic applications. The company’s

  • San Diego based LinkQuest Inc. manufactures precision acoustic instruments for offshore oil exploration, construction, drilling, survey, environmental study and other oceanographic applications. The company’s acoustic communication and positioning products are based on the innovative Broadband Acoustic

  • MT Apr-19#3rd Cover  power-saving Wake Up module,
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    , addressing and networking, remotely con? gurable settings - extendable platform with multiple con? guration options: power-saving Wake Up module, acoustic releaser, additional sensors, custom solutions, OEM versions availableh USBL POSITIONING SYSTEMS LBL POSITIONING SYSTEMS simultaneous positioning

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  • MT Apr-19#63 PRODUCT, PROFESSIONAL, VESSELS, 
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    PRODUCT, PROFESSIONAL, VESSELS, MTR BARGES & REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Marketplace For over 30 years, All American Marine has been at the forefront of aluminum vessel design and manufacturing. From our award-winning hybrid-electric passenger ferry or a high-speed catamaran with dynamic hydrofoil technology

  • MT Apr-19#61 Balmoral Boltless Bend Restrictor
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    Balmoral Boltless Bend Restrictor Balmoral has extended its bend restric- tor range to include a genuinely boltless restrictor (patent pending). This innovation allows ? tting times to be slashed, offering savings in offshore installation costs. In line with Balmoral’s track record for prod- uct

  • MT Apr-19#60   equipped with a dual acoustic release 
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    fabricated met- ? oor to collects data. The product is buoyancy to the ocean science commu- al products for use subsea. DeepWater equipped with a dual acoustic release nity. The product line is more than 35 Buoyancy will also design and produce system which allows it to drop ballast years old and is known

  • MT Apr-19#59 ployment and retrieval.  Its portfolio of  ers in the)
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    ployment and retrieval. Its portfolio of ers in the marine, construction, indus- Hawboldt Industries Hawboldt is a designer and manufac- rental equipment includes winches with trial and oil and gas industries. Based turer of custom-built Launch and Recov- a variety of cables, mobile A-frames in in New

  • MT Apr-19#58 Products LARS
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    April 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 58

    Products LARS MacArtney A/S The MacArtney Group is a global sup- instruments to large work class ROV system design features an industry plier of underwater technology systems, systems. MERMAC A LARS solutions unique extra skid joint which allows the products and integrated solutions. can be designed as

  • MT Apr-19#57 come one of the principal innovators 
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    come one of the principal innovators in the subsea imaging and measure- ment industry. It is headquartered is in BIRNS, Inc. Kildare, Ireland with of? ces in the U.S., BIRNS started out in the subsea the U.K., China and Australia. industry creating underwater cam- Currently the company is building

  • MT Apr-19#56 Products Imaging
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    Products Imaging SubC Imaging Remote Ocean Systems SIDUS Solutions, LLC ROS is an ISO-9001-2008 certi? ed company with a 28,000 sq. ft. research and manufacturing facility dedicated to producing products. Its product line includes underwater video cameras, lights, rugged pan and tilt positioning

  • MT Apr-19#54  mission ef?  ciency. 
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    1,700-kilometer mission autonomously collecting ? sheries thus increasing mission ef? ciency. acoustics and physical properties of the sea surface. As part Looking back 20 years, we celebrate the progress and ad- of this multi-vehicle mission under the U.K. NERC/Defra vancements made in ocean observatio

  • MT Apr-19#53  Subduction 
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    were to signi? cantly increase the number and frequency of mea- equipped with: surements of strain accumulation in Cascadia Subduction • Sonardyne acoustic modems Zone and elsewhere. • Dual frequency GPS receiver embedded in an inertial navigation system (INS) Monitoring the Alaskan Subduction Zone:

  • MT Apr-19#52  our planet  with GPS acoustic sensors they were able)
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    collected by sen- the plates were moving and interacting. Using a Wave Glider sor networks on land and in space. To understand our planet with GPS acoustic sensors they were able to measure the seis- and to solve some of the grand challenges before us such mic activity with precision resolution, down

  • MT Apr-19#51 Changing the Equation 
for Ocean Observation
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    April 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 51

    Changing the Equation for Ocean Observation By Ryan Carlon www.marinetechnologynews.com Marine Technology Reporter 51 MTR #3 (50-63).indd 51 4/11/2019 2:25:52 PM

  • MT Apr-19#47  Gliders, Buoys & 
 
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    Sep 23-25 Abu Dhabi, UAE Ad Close: Oct 22 Ad Close: Sep 21 Ad Close: Nov 21 OCTOBER NOVEMBERNOVEMBER/DECEMBER Ocean Observation: Gliders, Buoys & Acoustic Doppler Sonar Technologies Sub-Surface Networks ADCPs and DVLs Instrumentation: Profilers, Samplers MTR White Papers: Fresh Water Monitoring

  • MT Apr-19#46 tech delivers cost savings and Waagen’s Test Center)
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    tech delivers cost savings and Waagen’s Test Center attracts A place to grow Along with the 1,100-square-meter testing and training cen- wind power entrepreneurs, ? oating or marine wind power con- ter backed by The Switch — plus researchers, equipment and tinues to grow. Since Equinor’s launch of a

  • MT Apr-19#45 At least one unnamed wind player (our guess is Equinor))
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    At least one unnamed wind player (our guess is Equinor) has “Norwegian Catapult” or the Test Center — is hoping to pro- already signed on with Unitech. While they’ve opted for wind duce other Unitechs out of an expected stream of startups. power cables, Unitech is also in negotiations with clients for

  • MT Apr-19#44 n Europe, where offshore turbines heavily dot maritime)
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    n Europe, where offshore turbines heavily dot maritime tween wind turbines. The spooling system can also be mount- maps, there’s acknowledged room for innovation in ed as a barge. turbine construction, support shipping and subsea. In- Spooled cable is custom “spun” like yarn from a ? xed or Istallations

  • MT Apr-19#43 The making of a 
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Wind is “the tech of)
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    The making of a (supply chain) star Wind is “the tech of choice,” the International Energy Agency said recently, just as a new report by the University of Delaware outlined the opportunity in U.S. of shore wind: 5,000 miles of of shore cabling and 1,700 turbines, it turns out, are bundled into current

  • MT Apr-19#41 AUV visuals: 
Swire Seabed’s 
user interface. 
Photo:)
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    AUV visuals: Swire Seabed’s user interface. Photo: Swire Seabed Norway has announced it will follow the Cooke Isles example of issuing licenses to quali? ed subsea mining companies. Ocean Minerals’ quali? ed offshore process involves low- ering pipe bound to nodule-harvesters on the seabed. Nod- ules

  • MT Apr-19#39 waii, underwater mining tools target the whole gamut of)
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    waii, underwater mining tools target the whole gamut of min- of major offshore acreage awards. Deepsea miner, Ocean ing support tasks. Minerals, says REEs are “17 chemically similar metals con- sisting of the 15 elements known as the lanthanides plus yt- High-stakes ops trium and scandium” and they’re of

  • MT Apr-19#37  (as in providing local acoustic navigation sup-
many)
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    deep sea mining, it can be used either in local support can mine underwater. EU-funded projects, of which there are of operations (as in providing local acoustic navigation sup- many, have helped launch a new spherical drone called UX-1b port or an AUV charging dock) or in the transport of equip- to map and

  • MT Apr-19#35 tenance activities, these are effectively hotel boats with)
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    tenance activities, these are effectively hotel boats with a lot term we want to develop the HAUV track and survey buried of redundant time. We have developed HAUV to be able to be cables autonomously. Various pipe tracking technologies are deployed and recovered from these vessels essentially replac-

  • MT Apr-19#34 survey, producing stunning images, as well as point cloud)
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    survey, producing stunning images, as well as point cloud data, says Ward. “The CathX Laser system provides a very high- of both the pipeline and passing marine life (see inset with de- resolution point cloud of the pipeline and adjacent seabed. The tail of the shark’s teeth, taken at 2 knots) using a

  • MT Apr-19#33 AUVs in the market are not actually that autonomous;)
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    AUVs in the market are not actually that autonomous; often from a quayside at a lake close to Saab’s Facility in Sweden the vessel needs to track the vehicle during a scope, which, in to perform a “mow the lawn” style pre-programmed survey our eyes, defeated the object of the autonomous feature.”