UDT 2015: showcasing useful and relevant subsea innovation

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UDT 2015 - Press Release
 
 
 
UDT 2015: showcasing useful and relevant subsea innovation
 
The 28th Undersea Defence Technology exhibition and conference will take place in the maritime city of Rotterdam, Netherlands from 3 - 5 June 2015. Rotterdam still serves as a crucial port for global trade and naval power projection with an important international calling: this was evident in late January, when warships from the People's Liberation Army Navy paid a port call en route from the Gulf of Aden. The underwater defence and security community's dedicated exhibition and conference brings together professionals from the military, industry and academia to focus on cutting edge technologies and developments relevant to the contemporary subsea environment.
     
The 28th Undersea Defence Technology exhibition and conference will take place in the maritime city of Rotterdam, Netherlands from 3 - 5 June 2015. Rotterdam still serves as a crucial port for global trade and naval power projection with an important international calling: this was evident in late January, when warships from the People's Liberation Army Navy paid a port call en route from the Gulf of Aden. The underwater defence and security community's dedicated exhibition and conference brings together professionals from the military, industry and academia to focus on cutting edge technologies and developments relevant to the contemporary subsea environment.The underwater defence and security community's dedicated exhibition and conference brings together professionals from the military, industry and academia to focus on cutting edge technologies and developments relevant to the contemporary subsea environment.
     
Over 70 exhibitors have committed to this year's event, further enhancing UDT's reputation as the showcase for underwater innovation. The event has been selected by a number of exhibitors as a launch platform into the commercial undersea market.

They include Ortega Submersibles which is developing a fast, three-person electric submersible boat, the Ortega Mk. 1C, capable of fast long range travel either on or under water. It is being designed for the Dutch special forces, and comes fully equipped with a trim tank, onboard rebreathers, an on-board HUD supplying important navigational data and also a double redundant analog navigational and control system. Pending the skill and equipment of the operator dive depths of up to 40 meters are supported. The Mk. 1C also features a high framerate 3D Sonar system that is capable of resolving objects, environments and threats in great detail. This system makes navigating in zero visibility possible. There is also an infrared camera on the nose with a direct feed to the cockpit. A FLIR camera for surface use is also present. The Ortega can be parked underwater and left for multiple weeks if necessary. A fully autonomous secondary control system is in development. Rubber mounted ultra silent motors, special noise absorbing materials and coating ensure a low Sonar profile.
     
Ortega Submersibles Mk. 1C is developed to be an undetectable submersible capable of delivering Special Forces and their equipment safely and comfortably to their operation from an over-the-horizon drop off point. The Mk. 1C is compatible with Low Altitude Parachute Extraction Systems, underwater submarine launches or just under slung from a helicopter. Ortega Submersibles Mk. 1C is developed to be an undetectable submersible capable of delivering Special Forces and their equipment safely and comfortably to their operation from an over-the-horizon drop off point. The Mk. 1C is compatible with Low Altitude Parachute Extraction Systems, underwater submarine launches or just under slung from a helicopter.
     
Microflown Maritime, a Dutch company developing sound source localisation systems for the protection of airborne, surface and underwater assets, are planning to exhibit three new products based on its acoustic vector sensor technology. Firstly, the Hydroflown is an acoustic particle velocity sensor that operates in air measuring particle velocity and can have numerous applications like threat detection (and target acquisition), oil exploration, navigation (i.e. of small autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles), underwater communication, noise radiation tests, environmental monitoring, etc. Secondly, the B-AMMS (Boat Acoustic Multi-Mission Sensor) is a boat mounted dedicated gunshot detection and localisation system for maritime use. The sensor can detect shots and localise the shooter position whilst being targeted directly; but also when the bullet does not directly pass the vessel. Thirdly, the Buoy Mounted Sensor enhances current situational awareness capabilities within the maritime domain.

Blueprint Subsea design and manufacture a number of products for the offshore, subsea and commercial diving markets. Among these are Blueprints StarFish Sonar Systems which will be on show at UDT 2015. StarFish are a range of side-scanning sonar systems that use the latest acoustic technology and signal processing techniques to produce high quality underwater imagery.

Teledyne RD Instruments are a leading company in Doppler navigation. One of Teledyne RDI's products is the Doppler Velocity Log (DVL), a multi-function Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) acoustic sensor that provides highly accurate velocity information. In addition to providing speed over ground and speed through water, the instrument uses other sensors to provide position updates for both subsea and surface platforms. Teledyne RDI's DVLs are ideally suited for a wide variety of scientific, military, and commercial applications.

In other news, SeeByte recently announced that it has received an order from the United Kingdom's (UK) Ministry Of Defence (MOD) Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) to deliver a maritime autonomy demonstration system. The demonstration system will consist of UUVs equipped with SeeByte's SeeTrack Neptune, an open architecture enabling autonomous multivehicle collaboration. The systems will be integrated with the UK's Maritime Autonomy Framework (MAF) developed under Dstl funding. They enable the UK to develop next generation over-the-horizon capabilities. Delivery will be to the Royal Navy Maritime Autonomous Systems Trials Team (RN MASTT).

Alastair Cormack, Technical Client Manager at SeeByte said: "This new generation of autonomous systems should serve to inform in the development of a joint MCM and Hydrography capability equipped with off-board assets. They should also help research and develop uses to support other future naval capabilities, such as the MHC and the Type 26 Frigate".

Furthermore, Kongsberg will deliver the new generation of Minesniper Mk III systems to the Royal Norwegian Navy. The system will support new and flexible capabilities for inspection and neutralisation of sea mines. The system will enable operations to be performed in a safer and more efficient way.

Alex Soar, UDT Event Manager, said "I am delighted to welcome such an impressive array of new exhibitors to this year's event and, as always, it is good to see such a committed contingent of companies who have traditionally supported the show".

Military personnel can register for UDT for free. There are also exclusive prices available to academics and the public sector. Exceptionally, UDT offers an extension of the May Early Bird until the 15th of May, which allows non-military personnel to save up to £200 on delegate passes.

For more information on UDT visit www.udt-global.com
     
 

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