Kongsberg Maritime has unveiled its new HUGIN SUPERIOR Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV).
The HUGIN SUPERIOR is equipped with the new HISAS 1032 Dual Receiver Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) which generates approximately 1000 meters swath at 2.5 knots for SAS imagery, real aperture and SAS bathymetry, with consistent resolution over the entire swath.
The system also features the de facto industry standard EM2040 mk II multibeam, the company noted.
New HUGIN can be used for field development surveys and pipeline inspection as well as environmental monitoring or wreck searches.
“The new HUGIN SUPERIOR AUV System is available alongside the existing HUGIN and MUNIN AUV Systems, expanding our product portfolio to cover all market segments and performance requirements,” said Richard Mills, director, Marine Robotics Sales, Kongsberg Maritime. “Our new flagship AUV is designed to deliver superior data, positioning and mission endurance, enabling users to do more with a single asset than ever before. Ultimately, it can generate much more data for less operational expenditure, all while offering the best survey class data quality, achieved through advanced techniques such as in-situ navigation processing and data cleaning.”