Kraken Robotics Inc. announces a $4 million follow on order from a NATO Navy customer for KATFISH™ spares. Delivery is expected to occur during the next 12 months. KATFISH™ is a high speed, actively stabilized Synthetic Aperture Sonar towfish that operates at speeds up to 10 knots. The high speed capability of KATFISH™ when compared to the slower moving ROVs or unstabilized towed sidescan sonar and AUVs, greatly increases Area Coverage Rates (ACR) therefore reducing operating time and cost.
KATFISH™ provides unprecedented high-resolution ACR of 4 km^/hr with 3.3 cm x 3.0 cm* constant resolution across ranges up to 200 m per side with simultaneous 3D bathymetry. *1.9 cm x 2.1 cm constant resolution possible with post-processing. KATFISH™ incorporates Kraken’s latest generation Real-Time SAS processor. RTSAS enables real-time processing of SAS imagery and bathymetry. On-board Automatic Target Detection survey data and contacts can be viewed directly on the ship as it is collected, or remotely from a mothership or shore-based command station.
KATFISH™ can be operated unmanned up to sea state 5 in combination with the SeaScout® system, which offers an autonomous launch and recovery system (ALARS), and intelligent Tentacle Winch®. From the very beginning, the engineers at Kraken set out to design a towfish with unparalleled resolution and coverage rates to challenge the industry to rethink how hydrographic, pipeline, and mine countermeasure surveys should be conducted. Providing SAS capability and performance at an affordable cost has truly elevated KATFISH™ into a league of its own.
Kraken Robotics Inc. is a marine technology company providing complex subsea sensors, batteries, and robotic systems. The company high-resolution 3D acoustic imaging solutions and services enable clients to overcome the challenges in oceans – safely, efficiently, and sustainably. Kraken Robotics is headquartered in Canada and has offices in North and South America and Europe. Kraken is ranked as a Top 100 marine technology company by Marine Technology Reporter.