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RAMMS in new naval demonstration

14th November 2019 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Fugro and Aretés’ Rapid Airborne Multibeam Mapping System (RAMMS) has taken part in a Naval Oceanography event held at Southern Mississippi’s Marine Research Center.

Jointly developed to improve maritime domain awareness for the US Navy, RAMMS is based on Areté’s Pushbroom Imaging Littoral Lidar System (PILLS), an airborne seabed mapping capability.

The system is designed to deliver hydrographic mapping of an accuracy and quality that can support numerous data applications, including updated nautical charts.

Areté first demonstrated the upgraded PILLS during an Advanced Navy Technology Exercise (ANTX) with the Hydrographic Department at the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) in August. The exercises involved mapping areas of the Eastern Gulf Coast and providing in-depth analysis and post-processing training for US Department of Defense personnel at the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise, with participation from NAVOCEANO and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

Eric Korpie, PILLS programme manager, said: ‘Areté is proud to have showcased the PILLS technology at ANTX in partnership with NAVO and USACE, and to have teamed with Fugro to successfully deliver a commercial capability that meets the demanding technical requirements of the hydrographic community.’

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