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NOV 2017

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www.sea-technology.com November 2017 / st 41 2 and using the AUV's own modem to update its INS. After the vehicle was recovered, the post-processed data demonstrated that the integration was successful. Orca ESS Receives DNV GL Type Approval Corvus Energy has received type ap- proval by DNV GL for its Orca energy storage system (ESS) for use in battery- powered or hybrid vessels and offshore units. DNV GL approval confirms that the latest generation of ESS from Cor- vus Energy has been found in com- pliance with international standards, regulations and recognized DNV GL rules. Orca was awarded Type Approval Certificate No. TAE000026N, which is valid to August 2022. Products ap- proved by this certificate are accepted for installation on all vessels classed by DNV GL. Wärtsilä Induction Charging Tested on Hybrid Ferry Wärtsilä has successfully tested its automatic wireless induction charging system on a hybrid-powered coastal ferry. This is the first commercial ferry in the world operating with high-pow- er wireless charging capability for its batteries, and the successful project represents a notable breakthrough in the evolution of plug-in electrically operated vessels. The tests were carried out on the 85-m-long MF Folgefonn in Norwegian waters. Wireless charging eliminates the cable connection between the vessel and shore, thereby securing and fa- cilitating safe connections and discon- nections. It also reduces maintenance since wear and tear to physical con- nection lines is eliminated. The integrated Wärtsilä system is based on inductive power transfer and is capable of transferring more than a MW of electrical energy. The Wärtsilä system is designed to maintain efficient power transfer at distances of 50 cm between the two charging plates built into the side of the vessel and the quay. Smartglasses to Aid Technicians During Antenna Conversions Cobham SATCOM is working with custom software house Kanda and Os- terhout Design Group (ODG) smart- glasses to build an Augmented Reality (AR) wearable solution for maritime service technicians. With AR already established as an efficiency-enhancing tool for business and industrial appli- cations, the project is a proof of con- cept that will show the potential for AR to support professionals installing and servicing equipment on ships. The AR smartglasses team is work- ing with ODG's award-winning R-7 smartglasses to develop a solution for installation technicians in the field who are tasked with in-situ conver- sions of SAILOR VSAT antennas from Ku to Ka-band, using field conversion kits. The smartglasses provide step-by- step guidance to their wearer during conversion installations, making paper manuals obsolete and greatly speeding up and simplifying the process. The AR smartglasses solution can re- duce costs for vessels and fleets when they are switching to a different satcom service but keeping the same antenna on board. The technician wearing the glasses will receive all the information required in their line of sight; ensuring that strict quality and technical guide- lines are followed. ST & 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

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