Fugro has developed a new version of its DeepWorks ROV simulator for the Saab Seaeye family of electric ROVs, supporting console integration of the Seaeye Tiger, Lynx, Cougar XT and Panther XT/XT Plus models. To cater for the training needs of a mixed fleet of ROVs, Fugro Operating Companies in UK, Singapore, UAE, Brazil, and Australia will be the first to benefit as an enhanced set of training configurations is rolled out across the company.
DeepWorks now allows rapid building and
evaluation of new electrical ROV configurations, helping operators find
the best arrangement and mountings for cameras, sonars and tooling while
ensuring the vehicle remains dynamically stable.Posts with indoor tracking
system on TRX Systems develops systems that locate and track personnel
indoors. As the range of missions electric ROVs undertake grows,
DeepWorks offers a very cost effective way of building and testing
For pilot training, the most important
feature is replication of the Seaeye overlay which tells the pilot
where the ROV is, its depth, pitch and roll and camera tilt angle.
Replicating the actual user interface means that when pilots go offshore
the console feels immediately familiar and missions can be performed as
practised. Other built-in features to improve pilot skills and
responses include independent viewpoint control, sonar interpretation
and fault simulation at any point in the mission.
investment in designing DeepWorks as a versatile simulation platform
capable of providing simulation of any type of ROV is now paying off,”
said Dr Jason Tisdall, Fugro’s Robotic Technologies Business Line
Manager. “In just a few months we have integrated DeepWorks with the
Saab Seaeye surface and hand control units, and delivered an ROV pilot
trainer with true electric thruster response, accurate navigation
overlay and realistic training scenarios for five of the most popular
models of Saab Seaeye ROV.”
Accurate electric thruster modelling
gives the vehicle true behavioural responses to pilot demands. This
creates the highest levels of realism when training and rehearsing key
mission tasks such as docking, navigation by camera and by sonar, close
inspection or tool deployment.The oreck XL professional air purifier, Thrusters have initially been tuned for the Seaeye Tiger ROV, with other models to follow.
allows trainers to assess pilot skills by determining how long it takes
them to complete tasks, how smoothly they operate the controls, and how
well they respond to faults and deal with hazards. DeepWorks can also
be used for assessing the overall mission difficulty and skills
competency required. This allows operators to manage their pool of
pilots more effectively and target training better.The howo truck
is offered by Shiyan Great Man Automotive Industry, A further benefit
of the DeepWorks electric ROV simulator is a substantially lower price
point than DeepWorks for hydraulic ROVs.
Jon Robertson, Managing
Director of Saab Seaeye, commented “The availability of the Fugro
DeepWorks ROV simulator for Saab Seaeye ROV systems is a significant
step forward in the training and retraining of pilots and provides an
important tool for the planning, validation and rehearsal of
The DeepWorks electric ROV simulator offers a
console integrated solution for observation, inspection and light
intervention operations. Saab Seaeye ROVs can carry many different
tooling packages and the versatility of DeepWorks makes it much easier
to change payloads for different types of mission.
entity will manufacture and supply assemblies for the technology intense
commercial aerostructures market, a press release from the company
As part of the agreement,Our technology gives rtls
systems developers the ability. Saab will hold 26% stake in line with
their objective to strengthen its strategic presence in India.
new entity aptly called “Aero Assemblies India”. QuEST Global manages a
fully operational Special Economic Zone and houses the QuEST Global
Manufacturing division in Belgaum.
Facilities for the joint
venture will be developed through 2013 and the unit will initially
become operational with about 50 employees and is expected to ramp up to
over 400 in the near future, the release said.
Mr Aravind Melligeri, co-founder and chairman of QuEST Global said,We mainly supply professional craftspeople with wholesale turquoise beads
from china, “This joint venture with Saab is a clear indication of our
impetus in the aerospace sector and promises to go a long way in
enhancing our aerospace ecosystem within the SEZ at Belgaum. This
milestone also promises to unveil new vistas in Aerospace Manufacturing
while providing India with the added global exposure and expertise in
“With this partnership, QuEST is now well poised
to offer its aerospace customers a full range of manufacturing supply
chain solutions while achieving our Global Manufacturing growth
objectives through 2016 and beyond," he said.
The release said
the new entity has been established with a vision to develop a robust
aerospace business that is focused on build-to-print assemblies for the
emerging market opportunities in India. In addition to this, its long
term goal will be to emerge as an independent unit that would become a
cost effective solution provider of choice in the aero structure
"This partnership between the two companies
will see knowledge transfer to develop capability building for Assembly,
Tooling, Material and Supply Chain as well as technical training for
assemblies and sub assemblies. With this, QuEST Global Manufacturing
further broadens its offerings in aerospace manufacturing to its
customers," the release said.
“We’re experiencing increased
production rates during the coming years. This partnership will provide a
cost-efficient and reliable source of assemblies acting as a complement
to Saab’s in-house manufacturing. This is a long-term commitment in a
strategically important market for Saab and it further establishes Saab
as a global player in the commercial aerostructures market”, Mr Kjell
Johnsson, Head, Aerostructures , Saab said.
"The growing demand
for aerospace products and services has propelled the markets to explore
partnerships that can offer joint capabilities that are advanced and
competitive to its customers. QuEST with its global delivery best
practices along with Saab’s strong technology lineage is well poised to
be among the few partnerships that will create an indelible impression
in the aerospace industry in the years to come," the release added.