(November 2006 – Pocasset, MA) Hydroid LLC announced today that they have received a contract for a REMUS 600 system from Applied Signal Technology, Inc (AST) (NASDAQ - APSG), a leading provider of end-to-end systems for high resolution, wide-area seafloor mapping.
The contract marks Hydroid’s first contract for the REMUS 600 since expanding its licensing agreement with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to include the larger REMUS vehicles developed at WHOI’s Oceanographic Systems Laboratory (OSL). To date, Hydroid has shipped over one hundred (100) of the man portable REMUS 100 systems and is the world’s leader in this market, with more unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) in the field than any other manufacturer.
Dan Sternlicht, AST’s Acoustic Systems Department Manager, stated “Current autonomous undersea vehicle (AUV) CONOPS store synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) data on vehicle hard drives, with beam forming and analysis occurring post mission. Integration of AST’s low-power SAS processor directly onto the REMUS 600 motivates a fundamental rethinking of AUV operations. On-vehicle interpretation of SAS imagery will enable transmission of sortie reports while the AUV is still in the field, significantly speeding up data analysis and providing opportunities to affect missions in progress. AST is pleased to be working with Hydroid in the first demonstration of this transformational capability.”
Applied Signal Technology, Inc. provides advanced digital signal processing products, systems and services in support of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance for global security. For further information about Applied Signal Technology’s products and services visit our web site at www.appsig.com.
Hydroid LLC holds the exclusive license from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for the manufacture and further development of the REMUS Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) technology.
For further information contact Kevin McCarthy, Vice President of Marketing at Hydroid at 508-563-6565, or via e-mail at [email protected].
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