By Ellen Stuifbergen, Sales Manager Software Systems
Teledyne-RESON develops innovative technologies for Offshore, Survey and Dredge markets. This paper explains the latest technologies and applications in which they may be used.
In the presentation the following topics will be explained and shown.
The latest models of SeaBat systems are capable of generating Frequency Modulated pulses for improved depth performance and resolution. This reduces the impact of ambient noise in the water column and results in a more robust detection of the seafloor.
It improves the data significantly minimizing the processing time even further.
Teledyne-RESON has developed an algorithm to automatically detect and track pipelines in the multibeam swath. It outputs the standard 5 points pipeline information in real-time consisting of top of pipe, mean seabed and seabed next to the pipe. The output can be sent to data acquisition and processing software for further analysis, including free-span detection. Pipelines with 40 cm diameter are detected and tracked at a waterdepth of 200 meter.
A further development is to display the real-time water column data in the multibeam display. Water column data reveals items of interest which may be difficult to detect in digitized depths, such as poles, and small details on wrecks. The real-time water column shows the history of the data in the along-track and across-track directions. Water column data may be output to any hydrographic software such as PDS2000 to be further processed.