Igloo Innovations Inc. and JASCO Applied Sciences (Canada) Ltd. are pleased to announce an agreement to integrate JASCO’s OceanObserver electronics suite into Igloo’s SeaHawk vehicles providing a powerful system for real-time passive acoustic monitoring (PAM), oceanographic data collection, and other missions. By taking advantage of the SeaHawk Chimera UAV’s modular design, JASCO will be able to supplement the vehicle with various acoustic and non-acoustic sensor configurations including omnidirectional and directional hydrophones, small linear or spatial arrays, CTDs, and others. The vehicles will be used to transport the sensor packages to the observation site, land on the water surface to deploy and recover the sensor packages using vehicle’s onboard winch system, and transmit acoustic detections, and other oceanographic measurements to the control station in real time while archiving the raw data onboard for post mission analysis.
“Partnering with JASCO gives us the capability to deliver on several of the applications we have envisioned for the SeaHawk Chimera. We look forward to the opportunity to realize the value in a flying vehicle that can get wet and provide a platform to do real work.” says Igloo’s president, Jason Clark.
ABOUT IGLOO INNOVATIONS
Igloo Innovations is a product development and engineering services group known for our creative approach to new problems. Our team has an extensive background in developing technologies for several high-profile clients. We have provided solutions from surface to seabed, including design, assembly, testing, and deployment for commercial and military applications. www.iglooinnovates.com
ABOUT JASCO APPLIED SCIENCES
JASCO Applied Sciences is a world leader in acoustics and the science of underwater sound and its effects on marine life. From offices in North America, Europe, and Australia, we provide support for all stages of environmental reviews and assessments of underwater sound for the oil and gas, marine construction, energy, fisheries, and defence sectors. We design, develop, and manufacture state-of-the-art oceanographic data acquisition systems to meet project demands for quality, endurance, reliability and performance. www.jasco.com