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.

km.kongsberg.com
 

Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Navis to Deploy Its N4 TOS to France's Largest Container Terminal

Navis has reached an agreement to deploy its N4 terminal operating system (TOS) to the largest container terminal in France, the company announced today.   The license agreement was with EUROFOS,

New Tool for Recovering Oil from Sunken Wrecks

A tool for removing oil trapped in submerged vessels has been developed in Norway by design specialists Miko Marine.   The launch of the Moskito aims to address

GOST to Unveil New Products at MSE Conference

GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies),announced today that it will highlight its newest commercial maritime products at the 2015 Maritime Security East conference in Jacksonville,

News

Two Mooring Tugs Delivered to NSW

Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) has delivered two new Qatari-built mooring tugs to towage operator Nakilat SvitzerWijsmuller (NSW).   The delivery of the

Senate Committee Approves Vessel Discharge Reform Legislation

The effort to establish a uniform national framework for the regulation of vessel discharges took another step forward as the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved S.

Vancouver Port Operations Resume Atfer Container Fire

Port Metro Vancouver said on Thursday that operations had resumed at most port facilities shut down by a shipping container fire the day before, but that its Centerm

Underwater Engineering

Wintershall Takes Over Operatorship of Norwegian Subsea Oil and Gas Field

Wintershall has taken over the operatorship of the subsea oil and gas field Vega from Statoil, Wintershall announced today.   Vega is the BASF subsidiary’s

New Tool for Recovering Oil from Sunken Wrecks

A tool for removing oil trapped in submerged vessels has been developed in Norway by design specialists Miko Marine.   The launch of the Moskito aims to address

Ensco Announces Cash Tender Offer

Ensco plc announced today that it has commenced a cash tender offer to purchase any and all of its outstanding 3.25% Senior Notes due 2016 (CUSIP No. 29358QAB5).

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2395 sec (4 req/sec)