Kongsberg AUV claims ultra-deepwater depth record

Kongsberg Maritime has successfully completed the customer acceptance testing for the first delivery of its HUGIN AUV with a new cNODE subsea positioning and communication system.

Apr 14th, 2015

Offshore staff

KONGSBERG, Norway –Kongsberg Maritime has successfully completed the customer acceptance testing for the first delivery of its HUGIN AUV with a new cNODE subsea positioning and communication system.

During testing earlier this year offshore Bali, Indonesia, and in the Indian Ocean, theAUV reached a record operational depth of 4,449 m (14,596 ft), said Kongberg Maritime.

The HUGIN AUV, which is rated to 4,500 m (14,764 ft), uses the cNODE system in place of three separate acoustic systems; a beacon transponder for positioning, an acoustic data link (uplink) and an acoustic command link. The new cNODE features the HiPAP 501 acoustic positioning system.

04/14/2015

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