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Ocean Infinity selects AquaPix

12th September 2017 - 10:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Kraken Sonar Systems has received a contract from Ocean Infinity for its AquaPix Synthetic Aperture Sonar system, the company announced on 7 September.

Under the contract, Kraken Sonar Systems will supply and integrate the AquaPix system onto eight of Ocean Infinity's HUGIN AUVs.

Delivery of the systems will begin during the fourth quarter of 2017.

AquaPix provides 3D seabed imaging for underwater defence, commercial and ocean science applications. The system produces ultra high-resolution seabed imagery at very long ranges for detection, classification and identification of items on the sea floor. AquaPix bathymetry data is registered and geo-referenced to the same pixel grid co-ordinates as the imagery. 

Karl Kenny, president and CEO, Kraken, said: ‘Ocean Infinity has the world's most advanced unmanned maritime technology for seabed mapping, survey and search. Adding AquaPix sonar to their fleet will enable them to simultaneously produce crisp imagery and detailed 3D digital terrain maps of seafloor topography.

‘The system will be used worldwide to collect high-resolution seabed data in water depths up to 6,000m and to cover huge swaths of seabed quickly and accurately.'

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