Kraken Robotics Inc., declares that its AquaPix® Miniature Artificial Aperture Sonar (MINSAS) System has been chosen as the usual payload providing on HII’s new REMUS 620 Medium Class UUV. Artificial Aperture Sonar is shortly turning into the device of selection for mine countermeasure (MCM) operations as a consequence of its considerably elevated decision and better space protection charges in comparison with legacy Aspect Scan Sonar. Kraken’s SAS merchandise have been built-in to HII Unmanned Programs vary of small, medium and huge AUVs, providing many alternatives to extend the Mine Looking and MCM Capabilities of many NATO nations.

Larger decision imagery straight correlates to the discount of false positives by each human operators and Automated Goal Recognition (ATR) software program, which via superior capabilities offered by the collaboration of the REMUS 620 and MINSAS Artificial Aperture Sonar reduces the variety of contacts required to be verified. The distinctive system design of the MINSAS makes it an excellent match for the REMUS 620’s modular payload and battery structure as it may possibly present each 60 cm and 120 cm array choices based mostly on the client’s necessities, making room for extra sensor or battery payloads as wanted.


Image of 7-meter Dory and Anchor Scar taken from HII REMUS with MINSAS 60
Picture of 7-meter Dory and Anchor Scar taken from HII REMUS with MINSAS 60

Kraken’s AquaPix® is an off the shelf, configurable SAS that replaces excessive finish sidescan methods at an inexpensive worth, whereas delivering greater decision, vary, and space protection charges (ACR). The elevated vary, decision, and subsequently greater useable ACR of SAS over conventional Aspect Scan Sonar methods considerably broaden the capabilities of naval, scientific, and industrial functions. 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 business to convey this functionality to the more and more in style 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 this planet that has offered and built-in SAS into small, man moveable autos, towed methods, and deep-water autos. This potential to cross a number of platforms allows army prospects to streamline their Submit Mission Evaluation by having the identical sonar decision and ATR efficiency throughout their total fleet of autos and mission necessities.