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Kraken awarded $456,000 contract for AquaPix sonar

AquaPix MINSAS Sonar to be integrated into WHOI's deep sea AUV program.


ST. JOHN’S, NL — Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. has been awarded a US$465,000 contract by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI ) for its deep-sea rated AquaPix sonar technology.

The contract includes related engineering services.

The subsidiary of Kraken Sonar Inc. in St. John’s, NL described the AquaPix as a real time embedded SAS signal processor good for a depth of 6,000 metres that will be part of the Cape Cod, Mass. institute’s autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) program.

WHOI deploys robotic systems in place of inhabited submersibles, towed vehicles and tethered Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) for deep-ocean surveying and sampling of marine chemistry, geology and biology. AUVs allow measurements to be taken close to the ocean floor.

Kraken’s miniature interferometric synthetic aperture sonar (MINSAS) system is to be delivered in July.

Kraken makes underwater sonar and sensor systems.

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