Synthetic Aperture Sonars for Navy AUVs

A NATO Navy has placed an order for AquaPix® synthetic aperture sonars by Kraken Robotics for integration with military Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) By Sarah Simpson / 09 Mar 2023
Synthetic Aperture Sonars for NATO Navy AUV
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Kraken Robotics Inc. has received a $1.3 million purchase order from an unnamed customer for the AquaPix® synthetic aperture sonars (SAS). These systems will be integrated into NATO Navy’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) for use in minehunting and security applications.

Kraken’s AquaPix is an off the shelf, configurable SAS that replaces high end sidescan systems at an affordable price, while delivering higher resolution, range, and area coverage rates (ACR). Capable of 2 cm x 2 cm Ultra High-Definition SAS imaging at long ranges, Kraken’s AquaPix is uniquely positioned within the industry to bring this capability to the increasingly popular small, man-portable vehicle class, towed systems, and deep-water vehicles.

This ability to cross several platforms enables military customers to streamline their Post Mission Analysis by having the same sonar resolution and ATR performance across their entire fleet of vehicles and mission requirements.

The increased range, resolution, and therefore higher useable ACR of SAS over traditional Side Scan Sonar systems, significantly expand the capabilities of naval, scientific, and commercial applications. AquaPix is modular and versatile and has been integrated and deployed on over 20 different underwater vehicle (UUV) platforms from shallow water to full ocean depth. Delivery is expected in 2023.

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