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July 2014 Issue

DECK GEAR
CABLE / CONNECTORS
POWER SYSTEMS
& SALVAGE


COVER
The Bluefin-21 Artemis AUV is hoisted back on board the Australian Navy vessel Ocean Shield, after successful buoyancy testing. Joint Task Force 658 supported Operation Southern Indian Ocean, searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777. BIRNS, Inc. (Oxnard, California) supplied 12 deep submergence custom cable assemblies for the 4,500-meter-rated AUV. (Photo Credit: U.S. Navy/Peter D. Blair)

 


FEATURE ARTICLES


WHERE WINCH TECHNOLOGY MEETS UNDERWATER SOLUTION EXPERTISE
Klaus Brix (MacArtney) describes optimizing interactions between the deck and underwater systems.

DEEP-SUBMERGENCE ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS FOR 4,500-METER-RATED AUV
Amy Brown (BIRNS, Inc.) discusses cable assemblies for high-pressure environments.

THE MARINE HYBRID BATTERY IS HERE
Grant Brown (Corvus Energy) explains the development of a greener power solution for vessels.

SALVAGE PROJECT A SUCCESS WITH PATIENCE AND INNOVATION
Jenifer Kimble (freelance) investigates how TITAN Salvage cleared a grounded bulk carrier to restore views in Chile.

DUAL GRADIENT DRILLING TECHNOLOGY AT WORK AFTER LONG DEVELOPMENT CYCLE
Michael Mulcahy (Michael Mulcahy & Associates, Inc.) outlines how SEA CON contributed connectors and cables to a dual gradient drilling project.

NEXT-GENERATION OCEAN DRY MATE CONNECTOR
Dave Jenkins (AMETEK SCP) looks into the development of the elite connector series.

SUBSEA DATA TRANSMISSION AND ELECTRICAL POWERING
Robert Thomas, Adnan Akhtar and Marsha Spalding (TE SubCom) review flexibility for cabled ocean observatories.

SIMULATION OF CABLE DYNAMICS FOR MOORED OCEAN PLATFORMS
Joana Prat, Marisa Zaragozá and Joaquín del Río Fernández (Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya) describe how modeling aids in the design of a large, underwater power cable.



FAILSAFE SLIPS ON SYNTHETIC ROPE
Benton F. Baugh (Baugh Consulting Engineers, Inc.) offers a solution for rope internal heating in motion compensation operations.

C-BIRD VSAT SYSTEM LINKS SHIP TO SHORE
Peter Moses (Maritime Broadband, Inc.) shows how a communications tool can lower costs and boost crew moral.

LOW-COST LAUNCH AND RECOVERY SYSTEM FOR QIANLONG I AUV
Jianguo Wu, Huixi Xu and Jian Liu (Shenyang Institute of Automation) explore the development of a system to aid deep-sea manganese nodule detection.



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