Ocean Infinity Kongsberg HUGIN AUV system
HOUSTON – Ocean Infinity has added a 6,000-m (19,685-ft) rated Kongsberg HUGIN AUV system to its present fleet of eight.
For this newest HUGIN vessel, which has been particularly configured to conduct under-ice surveys, Ocean Infinity selected Kongsberg’s Extremely Built-in Artificial Aperture Sonar (HISAS).
The payload sensors embrace, along with the HISAS unit, a Kongsberg EM2040 multibeam echosounder, which is put in in an upward dealing with modular payload part designed to facilitate surveys of the underside of the ice. An upward wanting Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) can be put in in the identical part to assist under-ice navigation.
When wanted, the automobile can be configured for conventional surveys with the EM2040 multibeam echosounder dealing with down.
Oliver Plunkett, CEO of Ocean Infinity, stated: “That is an thrilling addition to our fleet which suggests there may be now virtually no place beneath the oceans we can not examine, survey and discover.”
Ocean Infinity is scheduled to take supply of this new HUGIN AUV System in December 2018. The system will instantly be put to work on a scientific analysis projected scheduled for the start of 2019.