Sea Technology

NOV 2017

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40 st / November 2017 Caterpillar Working on Marine Advanced Propulsion Caterpillar Marine, partnering with Caterpillar Innovation & Technology Development Division (ITDD), is de- veloping a proprietary advanced pro- pulsion system for marine applications. The Cat Marine Advanced Variable Drive (AVD) leverages Caterpillar's extensive experience with heavy-duty continuously variable transmission (CVT) technology, advanced controls and power system integration knowl- edge. In this joint development, ITDD is leading a cross-functional innovation team to develop and validate a fully integrated marine propulsion system from bridge interface down to the pro- pellers. Supercarrier Equipped with Navy's First IP Video System The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), the first in the new Ford-class of nu- clear-powered supercarriers, is going to sea with a Globecomm-designed, multifunctional communications and entertainment system along with the first IP video system in the U.S. Navy fleet. As a turnkey solutions provider/ systems integration subcontractor to Huntington Ingalls Industries' New- port News Shipbuilding, Globecomm provided the USS Gerald R. Ford with an advanced satellite and fiber-optic- based communications distribution infrastructure in addition to a newly improved SITE TV IP video system that provides the crew with live-streaming media options, multimedia program- ming while at sea, as well as pier-side cable services. These innovative sys- tems are expected to deliver tremen- dous cost savings along with superior quality, scalability and the flexibility to add new capabilities and services in the future. GeoSwath Multibeam Systems For Lake Surveying Garmin International has long rec- ognized the benefits of using Geo- Swath systems for its lake-surveying program and upgraded four existing systems by replacing them with Kongs- berg's GeoSwath 4 shallow-water mul- tibeam system. The new transducers and control units together with all new software will allow faster and more ac- curate mapping of lakes and will allow Garmin to add more sites and higher- accuracy charts to their existing recre- ational database. Ranger 2 USBL Tracks Gavia AUV in Trials Teledyne Gavia and Sonardyne In- ternational Ltd. have successfully dem- onstrated the capabilities of the Ranger 2 USBL system acoustically tracking a Teledyne Gavia Offshore Surveyor AUV during trials in Plymouth, Eng- land. The AUV was equipped with Sonardyne's 6G Nano transponder, specifically designed to acoustically position small underwater vehicles and divers. The trials, conducted at Sonardyne's trials facility in Plymouth, U.K., uti- lized the company's vessel Echo Ex- plorer. The AUV was launched and programmed to transit significant dis- tances while being tracked by Ranger marine electronics IOSTIA and Sea Technology magazine announce partnership The International Ocean Science and Technology Industry Association, a new 501(c)(6) industry association representing businesses that provide technology and services for sectors that sustainably and commercially utilize the oceans, today announced a partnership with Sea Technology magazine to provide innovative marketing solutions for blue tech companies. Sea Technology adds an important component to IOSTIA's Small Business Advantage Program by providing the association with dedicated space in the magazine, which in turn provides IOSTIA members the opportunity of unique marketing content. IOSTIA can be found at: and

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