Posted on 18.05.2010 - 08:00 EDT in SURVEY NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
ODIM Brooke Ocean has received an order to deliver an ODIM MVP30-350 to an undisclosed Asian defence customer for mine countermeasure applications.
The ODIM MVP30-350 is a light-weight electrical winch used for the collection of real-time and continuous CTD information of up to 350m while the vessel is underway. Cycle times range from two to ten minutes. The application of the ODIM MVP for mine countermeasures is to accurately map water column properties for input into defence acoustic detection systems. At the same time, the ODIM MVP can be used to calibrate the Ministry of Defence's ocean mapping multibeam sonar systems. The new ODIM MVP30-350 is the latest of several ODIM MVP models presently used by the same defense agency for this particular purpose.
Mark Smith, ODIM's After Sales & Service Manager, said: "This is a good example how the ODIM MVP is being utilized for a variety of applications across market sectors. The fact that this is a repeat customer tells us our system is able to perform to our customer expectations."
The ODIM MVP is a self-contained, semi-autonomous device, which collects oceanographic data while the vessel is underway. The sound velocity profiler system includes a computer-controlled winch and deployment system for a variety of free-fall sensor systems.