UV - Unmanned Vehicles

Ocean Infinity buys ninth Hugin AUV

7th February 2018 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Ocean Infinity has added a ninth Kongsberg Hugin autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to its fleet, configured for under-ice survey operations, the company announced on 1 February.

The new AUV is equipped with Kongsberg’s Highly Integrated Synthetic Aperture Sonar and has a depth rating of 6,000 metres.

The payload sensors also include a Kongsberg EM2040 multibeam echosounder, which is installed in an upward facing modular payload section to facilitate surveys of the underside of the ice. The vehicle can also be configured for traditional surveys with the echosounder facing down.

An upward looking Doppler Velocity Log is also installed in the same section to support under-ice navigation.

Ocean Infinity will take delivery of this new system in December 2018. The system will immediately be put to work on a scientific research projected scheduled for the beginning of 2019.

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