Contributes to Norwegian Navy Mine Countermeasures Project
2G Robotics has been selected to provide laser scanning, stills imaging and illumination solutions for the HUGIN autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to be delivered to the Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN).
Kongsberg Maritime has recently concluded an agreement with the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency for delivery of four complete HUGIN systems to enhance the RNoN’s mine countermeasures capabilities. 2G Robotics will be supplying its ULS-500 PRO dynamic underwater laser scanner for integration into these systems: the scanner provides high-density point cloud data at up to 20nm range and 4,500m depth. HUGIN recently achieved a record depth of 4,449 metres. In addition, the company will be supplying the ultra-sensitive SEASHOT IMAGER stills camera and the SEASHOT LED PANEL, an illumination package specifically designed for AUV integration.
The point cloud results captured from 2G’s underwater laser scanners on HUGIN platforms over the past several years have demonstrated the capacity of the ULS-500 PRO to become the industry standard for high-resolution subsea survey. By developing the technology specifically with the intention of AUV integration, 2G Robotics has been able to take advantage of scientific advances to create a reliable platform for automated surveying.