Kongsberg Seaglider AUV Debuts at AUVSI 2013

SeaDiscovery.com
Friday, August 09, 2013
Photo: Kongsberg

Following its acquisition of the Seaglider exclusive commercial license from the University of Washington in May this year, leading subsea technology developer Kongsberg Maritime is proud to launch the Kongsberg Seaglider AUV at AUVSI 2013.

As the first vehicle from the new Kongsberg Maritime business unit, Underwater Glider Systems, Kongsberg Seaglider is a comparatively low-cost, very long endurance AUV that is capable of deployment durations in excess of nine months. The technology uses changes in buoyancy for thrust, which combined with an extremely hydrodynamic shape results in very low-energy requirements, hence its ability to partake in much longer missions than propeller driven AUVs.

Kongsberg Seaglider joins the Kongsberg Hugin and Remus AUVs, and introduces extreme long-duration operation capabilities into the company’s underwater vehicle portfolio. The system is capable of deploying a diverse range of sensors making it a cost effective instrument for collecting a wide variety of ocean data. This makes the Kongsberg Seaglider a very attractive option to the many organizations that are facing the challenge of operating on smaller budgets.

“As the sole holder of the commercial rights to this highly successful, field proven glider technology, we are keen to maximize its potential for the marine research community by combining the extensive specialist knowledge and experience we have gained from developing Hugin and Remus AUVs,” commented Rich Patterson, General Manager Underwater Glider Systems, Kongsberg Underwater Technology Inc.

“Seaglider already has an excellent reputation in the marine research and naval markets, which we plan to build on with the development of additional capabilities. We will also work on the transition of the technology into the commercial sector, using our success in the commercialization of the Hungin AUV as a starting point,” added Tom Healy, President, Kongsberg Underwater Technology Inc.

Full production of Kongsberg Seaglider is expected by December 2013 although there is capacity for delivery of special orders before this date.

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