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JUN 2017

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www.sea-technology.com June 2017 / st 57 & LINEAR For mor building amplifiers to drive reactive loads. Model S16-20 A A 20% duty 35 x 31.5 x 35.5 inches; 985 lbs. isit our .instrumentsinc.com 7263 Engineer Rd., San Diego, CA 92111-1493 (858) 571-1111 FAX (858) 571-0188 info@instrumentsinc.com Copyright 2017 and oceans, which has caused pollu- tion and the risk of explosion. Several international organizations have been formed to address the prob- lem of UXO. Among them is the Japan Mine Action Service nonprofit, which uses JW Fishers Pulse 12 boat-towed metal detector that locates both fer- rous and nonferrous metals buried up to 16 ft. Another organization using Fish- ers equipment is the Regional Centre for Underwater De-mining (RCUD) in Montenegro, which was part of the for- mer Yugoslavia. A bloody civil war in the 1990s left the country littered with UXO. RCUD acquired a Fishers side scan to help locate the mines. Today, RCUD is working with RPM Nautical Foundation and the Center for Conser- vation and Archaeology to locate his- toric shipwrecks and map other under- water sites of significance. Full Mission Simulator For Training Engine Crews Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has inaugurated a new installation of its sophisticated W-Xpert Full Mission Simulator (FMS) for training complete engine room crews at the Marine Pow- er Academy Training Centre of Hudong Heavy Machinery Co. Ltd. (HHM) in Shanghai, China. The simulator joins a network of some 20 other installations at strategic locations around the world. As well as being the first installation of WinGD's dedicated, multitouchscreen simula- tion hardware in China, the Shanghai FMS system is also first to be prepro- grammed with specially adapted ver- sions of the engine-specific W-Xpert simulation software WinGD develops with its partner UNITEST Marine Simu- lators Ltd., based in Poland. First LNG Testbed Unveiled in Germany Caterpillar Marine has unveiled the first LNG testbed for gas-fueled engines at its facility in Kiel, Germany. It com- prises an LNG tank and a gas prepara- tion unit, both in 40-ft. container size, developed and provided by Marine Service GmbH, Hamburg. LNG's clean-burning nature has drawn numerous vessel owners, par- ticularly those with an eye on future compliance. Gas-fueled engine prevalence will only increase over time, Caterpillar believes. NEXUS 800 UAV Surveys Oroville Dam Flooding Event Recent extreme flooding events in California have taken its toll on the state's water infrastructure. When the Oroville Dam event required an im- mediate and timely survey to assess damage, emergency response teams turned to the surveyor and engineers to provide the necessary technical exper- tise to properly mitigate the event. The NEXUS 800 UAV was used by SurvTech Solutions of Florida and Brunswick Engineering of Canada to attain survey-grade LiDAR data that was expeditiously processed and dis- seminated to the mitigation teams for action. Due to the complexity of the ter- rain, the team utilized the real-time capabilities of HYPACK to monitor and respond accordingly through the use of the HYPACK Matrix and Real Time Cloud modules to safely navigate the terrain. This increased situational awareness and real-time feedback al- lowed the team to perform multiple sorties safely and efficiently. ST

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