High Resolution Subsea Digital Imaging

MarineTechnologyNews.com
Friday, March 21, 2014
Image: Imenco

Digital transmission is something most people use - knowingly or otherwise - everyday, whether it be smart phones, tablets or via other electronic devices. The subsea industry is the exception with its reliance on analogue (SD or Standard Definition) cameras in the belief that analogue systems have sufficiently low latency.

Latency is the time it takes for the signal to travel from the subsea camera to the operators screen, via the ROV umbilical (wire). For the signal to make this journey, it needs to be converted to an analogue signal in the camera before travelling up the umbilical. Delays can be unacceptable when controlling manipulators on an ROV.

Imenco said it is about to challenge the established standards with the introduction of an all-digital system that will have considerable ramifications in the way the subsea industry carries out inspection tasks.

The electronics industry worldwide is seeing the availability of analogue modules diminishing rapidly. Imenco recognized this trend in 2012 and, having identified the enormous performance improvements that could be accrued through an all-digital system, have developed a new hardware and software data acquisition platform that will be launched later this year. The solution, and all of Imenco’s future systems, will be run with Ethernet using the latest TCP/IP Standard.

With the ‘PC’ inside the camera rather than on the surface customers will be able to tailor how they use the subsea system to meet their own specific demands using Apps supplied by Imenco or written specifically for their need.

Imenco has designed and written the software providing greater control over the image, lower latency and the ability to deliver potential communications activity currently unachievable in the subsea arena. The most exciting element is that subsea devices will be able to automatically ‘talk’ to each other.

The software driven display system also has advantages over the typical operations in the ROV control room. Imenco’s all-digital system will allow metadata to be utilized correctly during the image gathering process, with the operator using menu-driven controls in the background providing the ability to write notes and attach files to the image directly.

One of the most useful properties of cameras run over TCP/IP will be the capability to potentially communicate wirelessly making the compatibility with the idea of a subsea internet in general, and specific application in particular, involving remote or stand-alone cameras increasingly possible.

imenco.com
 

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

Technology

U.S. Senators Urge Obama to Block Arctic Oil Drilling

A group of 18 mostly Democratic U.S. senators on Friday urged the Obama administration to stop Royal Dutch Shell's preparations for oil exploration in the Arctic,

Seaway to Receive Prestigious OECD Award

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced today that it will receive a prestigious award from the Organization for Economic Cooperation

Torqeedo Introduces New Deep Blue Inboard

Torqeedo now offers a shaft drive version of its 40 and 80 horsepower Deep Blue motor. An electric drive designed for marine use from the ground up, the Deep Blue inboard shares the safety,

New Products

DMW Marine Takes the Lead in Military Cranes

DMW Marine Group, LLC. has completed a number of projects for the U.S. Navy and foreign Navies in recent years, claiming a place as a go-to supplier for Navy departments globally.

Torqeedo Introduces New Deep Blue Inboard

Torqeedo now offers a shaft drive version of its 40 and 80 horsepower Deep Blue motor. An electric drive designed for marine use from the ground up, the Deep Blue inboard shares the safety,

Protea to Launch Heavy-Lift Cranes at Nor-Shipping

Protea, a global manufacturer of offshore handling equipment, will launch two types of heavy lift cranes at Nor-Shipping 2015 in Oslo, June 2-5. Tomasz Paszkiewicz,

Marine Equipment

Seaway to Receive Prestigious OECD Award

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced today that it will receive a prestigious award from the Organization for Economic Cooperation

DMW Marine Takes the Lead in Military Cranes

DMW Marine Group, LLC. has completed a number of projects for the U.S. Navy and foreign Navies in recent years, claiming a place as a go-to supplier for Navy departments globally.

Protea to Launch Heavy-Lift Cranes at Nor-Shipping

Protea, a global manufacturer of offshore handling equipment, will launch two types of heavy lift cranes at Nor-Shipping 2015 in Oslo, June 2-5. Tomasz Paszkiewicz,

Electronics

K-Sim Engine Chosen for Malaysia's Defense University

The National Defense University of Malaysia has selected Kongsberg Maritime’s Engine Room Simulator platform K-Sim Engine for its facility in Kuala Lumpur. The contract,

NAVTOR AS, Nautic AB Launch Complete Navigation Solution

E-navigation specialist NAVTOR has joined forces with Nautic AB, a provider of navigational equipment, charts and publications to the Swedish market, to launch NAVTOR NAUTIC AB.

Danelec to Lead Working Group in EU’s EfficienSea2

Danish marine electronics company Danelec Marine informs it will oversee a working group in the European Union (EU) EfficienSea2 maritime innovation project designed

Software Solutions

LR Establishes Applied Technology Group

Lloyd’s Register establishes the Applied Technology Group, centered around the activities of Martec Limited   The Applied Technology Group (ATG) describes is

SSI to Showcase New Software at Nor-Shipping

SSI informs it will showcase the latest versions of its CAD/CAM software, ShipConstructor and EnterprisePlatform, at Nor-Shipping 2015, June 2-5. SSI CEO Darren

Globavista Launch Software Product Update

Globavista drives greater efficiency in vessel fleets by providing enhanced operational intelligence to fleet managers with new software product updates, the developer announced.

 
 
Maritime Security Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.2068 sec (5 req/sec)