Thursday, December 3, 2009

Healy gets a new MBES

Healy is getting a brand-spanking-new multibeam: an EM122!

Check out Dale Chayes' photo album of the replacement here. The pictures of them cutting into the hull are pretty sweet!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Robot Clam to Detonate Underwater Mines!

I think this is really cool. My master's project involved using multibeam sonar to observe scour and burial of mines on the seafloor. It is a very real danger for ships going into some foreign waters. If this provides a safe means of detonation, then that is awesome!