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NOV 2013

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SEATECHNOLOGY A Teledyne Marine Systems Company ® The Worldwide Information Leader for Marine Business, Science & Engineering NOVEMBER 2013, Volume 54, No. 11 Visit our website at www.sea-technology.com for online versions of feature articles and news departments. The editorial staff can be contacted at oceanbiz@sea-technology.com. 10 IMPROVING FALSE ALARM RATE FOR ASW, MCM OPERATIONS Dr. Jim Byrnes (Prometheus Inc.) discusses how the MIRK algorithm characterizes targets for defense decision making. 13 SIMULATING SYSTEM PERFORMANCE WITH ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Dr. Junho Lee, Dr. Mengqing Yuan and Dr. Bo Zhao (Wave Computation Technologies) explain how communications can be boosted through the U.S. Navy program Integrated Topside. 17 WATERBORNE SURVEILLANCE FOR ENHANCED HARBOR SECURITY Nathan Whittenton (L-3 PHOTONICS), Rich Granger (Battelle) and Craig Walker (Naval Undersea Warfare Center) develop solutions to address vulnerabilities in waterways. 23 AUVS PROVIDE BROAD SUPPORT TO THE US NAVY Tom Reynolds (Hydroid Inc.) demonstrates how a military can increase effciency with the use of unmanned vehicles. 27 PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL — Company Profle 31 VIDEORAY PRO 4 ROVS FACILITATE US PORT, UNDERWATER SECURITY Kate McGarry (VideoRay LLC) outlines how ROVs can be integrated into military operations. 35 TOWARD AN ESTIMATE OF WIND RESOURCE OFFSHORE NORTH CAROLINA Harvey Seim, Sara Haines and Natalie Thomas (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) evaluate a stability-based extrapolation scheme. Gavia Complete Survey Solution in a Low Logistics AUV AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLES • Greatest depth rating in its class rated to 1000m 39 MULTIBEAM SONAR FOR ROV CONTROL Dr. Ioseba Tena (SeeByte) and Ed Cheesman (Teledyne BlueView) review a multibeam imaging sonar that enables object-relative positioning and movement. 43 COASTAL MARINE ENVIRONMENT MONITORING IN GREAT WALL COVE Xiangnan Wang (National Ocean Technology Center of China) and Changlei Ma (Ocean University of China) describe an upgraded system in China that transmits real-time data from the Antarctic. • Low logistics, modular survey platform 45 ST50 TIME LINE: 2005-2009 As Sea Technology magazine celebrates its 50th year, we look back on major events in the oceanographic industry and the world. • Wide range of sensor options including SSS, SBP, and swath bathymetry For more information on these news items, visit our website at www.sea-technology.com. Editorial.......................................................7 Soundings ...................................................9 Capital Report ...........................................49 International ..............................................51 Navy Currents ...........................................53 Ocean Business .........................................54 Product Development ...............................56 Ocean Research ........................................58 Marine Electronics.....................................59 Marine Resources ......................................61 Environmental Monitoring .........................62 Marine Renewables ...................................64 Offshore Oil & Ocean Engineering ............66 Contracts ...................................................67 Meetings ...................................................68 People .......................................................69 ST Looks Back ...........................................70 Professional Services Directory..................71 Soapbox ....................................................73 Advertiser Index ........................................74 • High-accuracy survey-grade INS navigation with USBL and LBL aiding Gavia Ofshore Surveyor AUV COVER— The U.S. 6th Fleet fagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) is underway conducting unit level training in the Mediterranean Sea in October 2013. (Photo Credit: U.S. Navy, Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Collin Turner) NEXT MONTH— Development and feld trials for a seafoor mapping AUV ... Training regimen for the Exosuit atmospheric diving system ... Extended range distributed serial laser imaging in turbid estuarine and coastal conditions ... Automatic XBT launch and measure system ... A low-consumption, stand-alone system for image detection and analysis ... Advancements and applications for Doppler sonar ... Conference preview: Underwater Intervention ... Conference review: OCEANS '13 San Diego. ©Copyright 2013 by Compass Publications, Inc. Sea Technology (ISSN 0093-3651) is published monthly by Compass Publications, Inc., Suite 1010, 1600 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 524-3136; FAX (703) 841-0852. All rights reserved. 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