September 7, 2017

Kraken Sonar Systems ThunderFish® Underwater Autonomous Vehicle (AUV), equipped with leading edge Aquapix® sonar system, delivers military-grade imagery for use in surveying ocean seabeds and underwater objects. NRC-IRAP support was instrumental in helping the company successfully adapt and develop its imaging technologies and robotic delivery systems to provide game-changing performance at accessible prices for multiple applications. Named for the mythical sea creature eulogized by Jules Verne, Kraken Sonar Systems Inc., of St. John’s, Newfoundland, is scoring commercial success by unlocking the secrets of our coastlines and oceans with leading-edge underwater imaging technology.

With the help of the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), Kraken has deftly combined its business and research strategies to be a market leader in underwater sensors and robotics. AquaPix® is an industry leading Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) system that provides military-grade technology to enable superior 3D seabed imaging and mapping, faster data processing, and a lower cost than competing sonars.

https://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/irap/success/2017/kraken_sonar.html

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