Subsea Telecom News: Makai contract awarded for development of a submarine cable retrieval and repair
Posted on 06.11.2008 - 13:00 EST in CONTRACT AWARDS by Rons_ROV_Links
Makai has received a contract award from the DoD and U.S. Navy to develop a PC-based software tool for faster and safer retrieval of submarine cables and arrays.
This tool, operating on a PC platform and working in a COTS GIS environment, will involve improvements in Makai's 3D model to minimize recovery tensions, cable dragging and breaks which can occur during repair operations.
New graphical user interfaces will be created to assist the engineers with all phases of the repair operation, such as preparing and modeling the grapnel operation, conducting the cutting or hooking drives, recovering, repairing and relaying the cable.