Ocean Applications

Undersea Cable Laying

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Since a remotely piloted robotic cable burying machine, sometimes called a trencher, can cost several million dollars, the safety of the machine is of utmost importance. Secondly, reliability is a primary concern because the cost of at-sea operations is high.

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Buoy & Current Monitoring

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When a scientific data monitoring sensor is placed into a buoy, a reliable device that can remain in the field for many months at time is needed. Selecting a sensor for a buoy or current monitoring package can be a difficult task. This is especially true when the device is to be used at high magnetic latitudes near the north pole.
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Other Applications

  • Barge
  • Model Basin
  • Magnetic Field Measurement

Satellite Tracking Antenna

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A ship rolling and pitching in the sea is a difficult dynamic environment. Satellite antennas require gyro stabilization to accurately receive or transmit data, since they can only accommodate a small amount of pointing error before being rendered unable to communicate with the satellite.

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Yacht & Ferry Stabilization

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Ocean-going yachts and ferries are susceptible to rolling and pitching with waves. To minimize the effects of wave motions on the passengers and cargo, a sensor is needed that can provide the necessary information to an active stabilization system. Yachts are stabilized primarily to provide additional comfort to the passengers. The main purpose of stabilizing ferries is safety related. The roll angle of the vessel is controlled so that any cargo stored inside will not shift.

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Remotely Operated Vehicles

 

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Normally, small submersibles are stabilized by the pilot’s actions in response to the orientation of the sub. In the case of an ROV, there is no human ‘feel’ for the orientation of the vehicle. This situation can lead to damage or loss of the submersible. Since the cost of the vehicles as well as the expense of at-sea operations is quite high, a sensor package is necessary that can reliably transmit accurate data on the attitude of the sub.

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Other Applications

  • Optical Landing Path Stabilization
  • Sonar Stabilization
  • Camera Stabilization
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Antenna Stabilization

Remotely Operated Vehicles

Remotely Operated Vehicles

Normally, small submersibles are stabilized by the pilot’s actions in response to the orientation of the sub. In the case of an ROV, there is no human ‘feel’ for the orientation of the vehicle. This situation can lead to damage or loss of the submersible. Since the cost of the vehicles as well as the expense of at-sea operations is quite high, a sensor package is necessary that can reliably transmit accurate data on the attitude of the sub.

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Other Applications

  • Heading Reference
  • Survace Ship Navigation