August 2017 – 300M Hand Winch

The Vocean Falcon has a new umbilical winch.   The Compact hand powered unit has the same footprint as a standard winch for ease of installation to existing control containers. The winch was built to provide a practical  alternative to the 1100M umbilical winch  built for tunnel surveys which has proven ungainly for offshore deployments. […]

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July 2017 – MicronNav USBL System

Vocean recently acquired a Tritech MicronNav USBL system.  Acoustic positioning  will compliment the equipment suite Vocean offer for inshore  and environmental surveys.  Using the most up to date version of SeanetPro,  GPS data can now be added to the ROV Video overlay  and mission plans involving grid searches or run lines are now a capability. […]

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March 2017 – Vocean Falcon Dives to 376M

Amongst  the demands of Hydro Tunnel inspection,  often  Penstocks are deeper than the  300M  capability of the Standard Seaeye Falcon. To meet this requirement Vocean have upgraded the Falcon to 400M operational rating.  This required extensive audit of all external pressure  housings. Where necessary housings  were replaced. The  system has recently  been proven, being dived to […]

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Feb 2017 – Submerged Aircraft Engine Nacelle

Recent trials of the photogrammetry system yielded stunning results.  Shown is an engine Nacelle of a twin engined passenger aircraft at approx 12 M depth. To View, Press PLAY, then once the file is opened, Left Click and hold to move the view Left/Right  Up/Down for full 360 angles. Also use  the  Scroll wheel to […]

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Nov 2016 – Vocean adds Multibeam to Falcon

Vocean have purchased a Tritech Gemini  720i  Multibeam  Sonar.   This will greatly enhance the capabilities of the Seaeye Falcon ROV which Vocean use for Tunnel survey and Photogrammetry work. Fitment was straightforward thanks to the Vocean Falcon already having an Ethernet channel through the umbilical. A truly plug and play installation – straight out […]

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Apr 2016 – Falcon gets Hi Intensity LED Lights

Vocean  has purchased two  ROS L300 LED  lights  for the Falcon ROV.  These are for use in tunnel surveys to  facilitate better video in enclosed spaces. The lights are 5,000 Lumens each and Vocean has developed an optional system of difusers to prevent glare. These have been successfully deployed in a deep tunnel this month.

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Feb 2016 – 1100 Meter Fiber Optic Upgrade

A contract to survey a 900 meter tunnel using the Seaeye Falcon ROV  necessitated the purchase of over 1Km of Umbilical. Two challenges had to be overcome. Firstly :  The practical limit of cable distance for Video and Serial data telemetry Secondly :  Management of the cable length at the launch point Challenge 1 Solved […]

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Feb 2016 – Dynamic Photogrammetry System

Susbsequent to  successfully achieving 3D visualisation with an experimental camera system last October. Vocean engineers have designed and manufactured  a complete  Photogrammetry System for the Falcon ROV.  This attaches to the front of the ROV. The stills cameras are mounted on a rotating bar which is driven from the ROV main camera tilt system. Thus […]

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Feb 2016 – New Build Winch for 1100 Meter Umbilical

A contract to survey a 900 meter tunnel using the Seaeye Falcon ROV  necessitated the purchase of over 1Km of Umbilical. Two challenges had to be overcome.  The practical limit of cable distance for Video and Serial data telemetry Management of the cable length at the launch point Challenge 1 Using in house resources and […]

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Jan 2016 – ROV Control Van Fit Out

The Vocean Falcon ROV system now has a fully fitted control van. A four wheel box trailer with 6’6 headroom accommodates Pilot, Observer and Client seating. The Pilot and Observer sit in front of a six monitor video wall which provides  Pilot Video, DVR out, Sonar, Observer PC and additional information. Multi switching allows configuration […]

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Oct 2015 – 3D Visualisation solution

At short notice, Vocean were requested to measure the width and depth of a suspected crack within a concrete lined pipe. Having considered numerous solutions ranging from simple measurement tools placed in view of the crack, to  laser based geometric methods, Vocean engineers decided on 3D visualisation.  By taking multiple still images from a variety […]

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Oct 2014 – Doppler Velocity Log Trial

RDI   Explorer DVL  fitted to a SeaEye Falcon DR  for evaluation during a 1Km tunnel survey. Vocean met the challenge for communications interfacing in short time.  Trials conducted in conjunction with RDI site engineers yielded promising results, which allow accurate distance travelled information for the ROV.

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Oct 2014 – Video Overlay Captioning

A Tunnel survey contract required  textual captioning to be flashed up on the recorded video in real time.  A market search failed to find a suitable system. In a matter of days, Vocean engineers created a captioning tool which allows edited text to be posted ‘on the fly’ and then removed after a short time. […]

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