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www.sea-technology.com November 2017 / st 5 The Worldwide Information Leader for Marine Business, Science & Engineering SEA TECHNOLOGY® ©Copyright 2017 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. Neither this publication nor any part of it may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of Compass Publications Inc. Periodicals postage paid at Arlington, Virginia, and additional mailing offices. Subscrip- tions may be purchased at the following rates: domestic, $60 one year; $80 two years; foreign air mail, $136. Single copies $4.50 plus shipping and handling (current issue only). POSTMASTER: send address changes to Compass Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 600, Deer Isle, ME 04627-0600. CUSTOMER SERVICE, Tel. 1-800-989-5253 or 1-207-348-1057. For more information on these news items, visit our website at www.sea-technology.com. COVER— USNS Montford Point (T-ESD 1), the U.S. Navy's first expeditionary transfer dock, is moored skin-to- skin with the USNS Dahl (T-AKR 313), a large, medium-speed roll-on/roll-off vessel, during the Navy-Marine Corps joint exercise Pacific Horizon 2015. The exercise took place off the coast of Camp Pendleton in Califor- nia October 2015. See related story by John Kusters (p. 15) in this issue. (Photo Credit: U.S. Navy) NEXT MONTH— USVs to accelerate research work and bridge undersea environment with shore installations ... 4K minicam for deep-sea documentaries ... SS490 undersea camera with full 4K resolution suitable for vary- ing lighting conditions ... Conference Preview: Underwater Intervention ... Conference Review: Oceans'17 MTS/IEEE Anchorage. NOVEMBER 2017, Volume 58, 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 MULTIBEAM SIDE SCAN SONAR FOR UNMANNED MCM Giuseppe Di Stefano (Klein Marine Systems) reviews the Klein 5900 performance at the North Sea Unmanned MCM Trials. 15 ADDRESSING MILITARY SEABASING CHALLENGES John Kusters (General Dynamics) discusses how FutureWaves technology uses marine X-band wave radar to mitigate risks and increase operability with environmental and ship motion forecasting. 23 CLEAN GULF — Conference Preview 24 THE FUTURE OF SUBSEA ENERGY STORAGE Dr. Jerome E. Gormley (General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group) gives an overview of the Lithium-ion Fault Tolerant (LiFT) system architecture for undersea vessels and the Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell. Editorial.......................................................7 Soundings ...................................................9 Capital Report ...........................................29 International..............................................30 Ocean Business.........................................32 Navy Currents ...........................................34 Offshore Oil & Ocean Engineering............35 Product Development ...............................36 Environmental Monitoring.........................38 Ocean Research ........................................39 Marine Electronics.....................................40 Marine Renewables ...................................42 Marine Resources......................................43 Contracts...................................................44 Meetings ...................................................44 People .......................................................45 ST Looks Back ...........................................45 Soapbox ....................................................47 Professional Services Directory..................49 Advertiser Index ........................................50 Sea Knight PROVIDING SOLUTIONS FOR COMPACT DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY IMAGING • INSTRUMENTS • INTERCONNECT • SEISMIC • VEHICLES www.teledynemarine.com • 13MP stills in JPEG format • PAL/NTSC SD video viewfinder • Compact and lightweight • 16GB memory accessible via USB 2.0 • Focus, exposure, colour and picture control

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