Kraken Robotics Inc. declares a $1.1 million buy order from an unnamed buyer for a number of of AquaPix® artificial aperture sonars (SAS). These programs might be built-in to Autonomous Underwater Automobiles (AUVs) for supply to 2 distinct NATO navies. Supply is anticipated within the first half of 2023. Kraken’s AquaPix® is an off the shelf, configurable SAS that replaces excessive finish sidescan programs at an reasonably priced value, whereas delivering larger decision, vary, and space protection charges (ACR). The elevated vary, decision, and due to this fact larger useable ACR of SAS over conventional Facet Scan Sonar programs considerably broaden the capabilities of naval, scientific, and business purposes. Kraken’s AquaPix is able to 2 cm x 2 cm Extremely Excessive-Definition SAS imaging at lengthy ranges.

AquaPix is uniquely positioned inside the {industry} to deliver this functionality to the more and more fashionable small, man-portable automobile class. AquaPix is modular and has been built-in and deployed on over 20 completely different underwater automobile platforms from shallow water to full ocean depth. Kraken’s SAS is modular and versatile, demonstrated by being one in every of solely two firms on the earth that has offered and built-in SAS into small, man moveable automobiles, towed programs, and deep-water automobiles. This potential to cross a number of platforms allows army prospects to streamline their Put up Mission Evaluation by having the identical sonar decision and ATR efficiency throughout their complete fleet of automobiles and mission necessities.


AquaPix® MINSAS miniature interferometric artificial
aperture sonar (SAS)

AquaPix® improves survey outcomes whereas decreasing prices and saving time. It provides the best decision seabed pixel on the lowest value within the {industry}. MINSAS is a configurable Miniature Interferometric Artificial Aperture Sonar (SAS). It maintains an industry-leading 1.9 x 2.1 cm fixed Extremely HD decision throughout the whole swath out to ranges of 200 meters per aspect, together with simultaneous 6 cm x 6 cm bathymetry. SAS is a expertise evolution, integrating the potential to carry out imaging and bathymetric mapping concurrently, whereas delivering considerably larger decision, vary, and the {industry}’s finest Space Protection Charges (ACR). This modular payload part will be added and eliminated rapidly within the discipline with out recalibration; retaining the power to make use of the automobile’s current OEM transport containers.

Kraken Robotics Inc. is a marine expertise firm devoted to the manufacturing and sale of software-centric sensors, subsea batteries, and underwater robotic programs. The corporate is headquartered in Newfoundland with workplaces in Canada, U.S., Germany, Denmark, and Brazil. In July 2021, Kraken acquired PanGeo Subsea, a number one providers firm specializing in high-resolution 3D acoustic imaging options for the sub-seabed used to mitigate threat in offshore installations. PanGeo with workplaces in Canada, the USA and the UK is now an entirely owned subsidiary of Kraken. Kraken is ranked as a Prime 100 marine expertise firm by Marine Expertise Reporter.