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Earhart Project Making Waves As TIGHAR Sails For Nikumaroro
2012-07-06 11:17:13

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been three days since the Niku VII Expedition left port in Honolulu, Hawaii aboard the Ka´imikai-O-Kanaloa research vessel carrying high-value sensitive equipment and the TIGHAR crew to the small uninhabited island of Nikumaroro where the hunt will begin for the lost wreckage of Amelia Earhart. Each day of the eight-day journey to the island, the team, headed by TIGHAR Executive Director Ric Gillespie, are...

2012-06-25 02:21:52

LAKELAND, Fla., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The advanced patented Echoscope® 3-D imaging sonar, produced by Coda Octopus Group Inc., has been selected by Lockheed Martin for a new fleet of autonomous subsea inspection vehicles. Echoscope® provides the Marlin(TM) Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) with the unique sensory inputs that enable the construction of real-time 3-D models of structures up to 1,000 ft deep regardless of water clarity. The Marlin(TM) AUV is undergoing final...

Amelia Earhart Plane
2012-06-23 05:34:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com One of aviation´s most puzzling mysteries could be solved in the coming weeks as TIGHAR (The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery) gears up for its most ambitious project yet: the search for Amelia Earhart´s Lockheed Model 10E Electra aircraft that went down somewhere in the Pacific in 1937. And to help make that happen, TIGHAR is relying, in part, on the logistical expertise of FedEx to deliver valuable high-tech search...

2011-11-16 12:43:00

PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Florida and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] have signed an agreement to advance the testing and production of a new autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) known as Marlin(TM) in support of aerospace economic development in the state of Florida. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111116/PH07631 ) Lockheed Martin will outfit the Marlin systems with sophisticated sensors and imaging equipment to conduct commercial underwater...

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2011-04-06 09:23:43

A search team led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has located the wreckage of Air France Flight 447 some 3,900 meters, or nearly 2.5 miles, below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean off Brazil's northeastern coast. The team left the port of Suape, Brazil, aboard the vessel Alucia on March 22, arriving at the search site on March 25. After one week of searching, one of the mission's three autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), the REMUS 6000s, detected debris on the seafloor....

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2011-02-03 14:20:00

WHOI Scientists and Engineers Provide Tools and Expertise to Assist with Discovery They were called the Eighth Wonder of the World. Until the late 19th century, New Zealand's Pink and White Terraces along Lake Rotomahana on the North Island, attracted tourists from around the world, interested in seeing the beautiful natural formations created by a large geothermal system. But the eruption of Mt. Tarawera on June 10, 1886, buried the terraces in sediment and caused the lake basin to enlarge,...

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2010-11-24 06:17:15

Robots do not have to breathe. For this reason they can dive longer than any human. Equipped with the necessary sensor technology they inspect docks or venture down to the ocean floor to search for raw materials. At present, researchers are developing a model which will carry out routine tasks independently, without help from humans. Even when equipped with compressed-air bottles and diving regulators, humans reach their limits very quickly under water. In contrast, unmanned submarine...

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2010-11-03 08:59:30

Over the past decade, the undersea robots known as autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) have become increasingly important in oceanographic research. Today's AUVs fall into two groups: 1) propeller-driven vehicles that can travel fast and carry lots of instruments, but are limited to expeditions of only a few days; and 2) "gliders," which can stay at sea for weeks or even months at a time, but cannot travel very quickly. MBARI engineers recently demonstrated a new super-efficient AUV that...

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2010-10-13 11:57:20

Researchers at the University of British Columbia are deploying an underwater robot to survey ice-covered ocean in Antarctica from October 17 through November 12. Scientists predict that the sea ice area around Antarctica will be reduced by more than 33 percent by 2100, accelerating the collapse of ice shelves. Up to hundreds of meters thick, ice shelves are floating platforms of ice that cover almost half of Antarctica's coastline. The mission will study the effect of ice shelves on the...

2010-07-29 17:01:42

Autonomous underwater vehicle of the Alfred Wegener Institute dives under the Arctic ice for the first time The Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association for the first time sent its Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) on an under-ice mission at about 79° North. The four-metre-long, torpedo shaped underwater vehicle was deployed from the research icebreaker Polarstern under heavy pack ice. The vehicle was subsequently recovered by helicopter. "We...