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Accurate Measurements Lead to Accurate Results

When performing research, collecting accurate data is critical for drawing accurate conclusions. 2G Robotics underwater laser scanners are easy to deploy solutions and have been demonstrated in a range of underwater research applications from marine biology to flume tank sediment transport and marine archeology. Recently our range of products have been purchased and used by a number of university projects. If you perform underwater reaserch where measurements are important, contact 2G Robotics to discuss how underwater laser scanners can support your reserch goals.

Underwater Cave Mapping with the University of Southern California

For many, underwater caves are unknown environments that are seldom considered. For Stephen Daire a graduate student at USC studying phreatic karst geomorphology, the underwater caves are an ideal location for him to quantify the changes to the caves over time. Using the 2G Robotics ULS-200 purchased by Stephen, he is able to perform subsequent scans of the internal cave surface over time to quantify even very small changes to the internal geomorphology. His research is advancing our understanding of planetary science modeling.

Modelling ice flows with a ULS-100

While ice can be a pretty sight, moving ice and ice formations can be powerful and dangerous. Understanding the behaviour of the ice is the responsibility of a team of researchers at the University of Manitoba. At their facility, they are using a ULS-100 that was purchased to dynamically scan an underwater hanging dam profile caused by the buildup of synthetic ice to simulate river ice buildup. Using a test tank with a sheet of synthetic ice over the water, synthetic ice pellets are funneled into the tank and the forces of the interacting ice result in it lifting towards the surface and accumulate beneath a simulated ice cover. As the simulated ice continues to accumulate, dunes and ripples will form similar to modeling sediment transport. Using the ULS-100, experimental data will be collected to help validate and refine numerical models of this process.

Ulster University Work-Class ROV Laser Scanning

Ulster University purchased a ULS-500 PRO for integration with a Work Class ROV in the summer of 2019. This integration now provides the researchers with the ability to collaborate on a range of research objectives. The ability of the ULS-500 to collect high precision measurements subsea can be used for scanning of a series of sites with maritime heritage significance. In addition to scanning a number of medieval ports, the expedition will collect data at St. Kilda, a UNESCO world heritage site. This site has not been inhabited since 1930 and shows evidence of more than 2000 years of human occupation. We look forward to learning what can be discovered off the coast of this early community.

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Example ULS-500 PRO integrated with a Work-Class ROV on a deployment with DOF.

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