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 Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter April 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Aydin Marine Debuts Multi-Touch K-17T

Aydin Marine – the manufacturer of industry-leading, type-approved displays, computers and peripherals, announced today the release of a 17-inch multi-touch, sunlight-readable

Alfa Laval HCO Filter Approved for Validation Testing

A manufacturer of two-stroke engines has agreed to validation tests of an Alfa Laval hydraulic control oil (HCO) filter . The approval to test the final HCO filter

Maritime Surveillance Drone Testing to Begin this Summer

The AR5 Life Ray UAS, developed by TEKEVER, has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to demonstrate the

New Products

Alfa Laval HCO Filter Approved for Validation Testing

A manufacturer of two-stroke engines has agreed to validation tests of an Alfa Laval hydraulic control oil (HCO) filter . The approval to test the final HCO filter

Logimatic Launches 3D Vessel Performance Management Service

Logimatic has expanded the vessel reporting system and dynamic dashboards within its Sertica software package, to provide an improved level of visual presentation

IMTRA Unveils Clite2

IMTRA announced today its new high-output LED searchlight – the Colorlight CLite2. The Colorlight CLite2LED Searchlightfrom IMTRA is the first compact, high-output

Marine Equipment

Aydin Marine Debuts Multi-Touch K-17T

Aydin Marine – the manufacturer of industry-leading, type-approved displays, computers and peripherals, announced today the release of a 17-inch multi-touch, sunlight-readable

$ 280 mi Deal for Pacific Patrol Boats Replacement

The Turnbull Government today signed a contract with Austal Ships Pty Ltd to build and sustain up to 21 steel-hulled vessels to replace the existing fleet of Pacific

MacArtney Winch Deployment from Vessels of Opportunity

CORMAC M4C winch supplied by MacArtney Benelux to Belgian dotOcean specialising in sediment and soil characterisation systems and instrumentation CORMAC M4C

Electronics

Aydin Marine Debuts Multi-Touch K-17T

Aydin Marine – the manufacturer of industry-leading, type-approved displays, computers and peripherals, announced today the release of a 17-inch multi-touch, sunlight-readable

Raytheon Anschütz Steering Gear Control for Luxury Cruise Ships

The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz was awarded a retrofit contract of steering gear control systems for two luxury cruise ships chartered by Noble Caledonia Ltd.

Smulders Appointed CEO of Radio Holland

Paul Smulders has been appointed CEO of Radio Holland, part of the RH Marine Group (formerly Imtech Marine).   Smulders returns to Radio Holland where he started

Software Solutions

Aydin Marine Debuts Multi-Touch K-17T

Aydin Marine – the manufacturer of industry-leading, type-approved displays, computers and peripherals, announced today the release of a 17-inch multi-touch, sunlight-readable

SENER, ESI Group to Integrate Solutions

The global company ESI Group, a virtual prototyping and testing software developer, has joined efforts with SENER, a company in marine engineering and the development

Logimatic Launches 3D Vessel Performance Management Service

Logimatic has expanded the vessel reporting system and dynamic dashboards within its Sertica software package, to provide an improved level of visual presentation

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair 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: 0.0730 sec (14 req/sec)