Kraken Sonar Inc. (TSX VENTURE: PNG) announces that it has been awarded a contract valued at over US$325,000 by ECA Robotics (ECA Group -- France). Kraken will supply and help integrate its AquaPix® Miniature Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar and Embedded Real-Time SAS Signal Processor on ECA Robotics' (ECA Group) newest A18D Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) (http://www.ecagroup.com/en/solutions/a18d).
Artist rendition of ECA Robotics (ECA Group) A18D AUV shown fitted with Kraken’s AquaPix® Miniature Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar
"AquaPix® is a game changer for seabed survey," said Kraken President and Chief Executive Officer Karl Kenny. "We are delighted with this contract award by ECA Robotics (ECA Group). Demand for our AquaPix® sonar by some of the most influential companies in the unmanned maritime vehicle industry continues to validate the technology and open new market opportunities."
Kraken's AquaPix® is an industry leading sonar system providing military grade technology that provides superior 3D seabed imaging, faster data processing and a lower cost than conventional sonars. AquaPix® is designed for operation on AUVs, manned and unmanned surface vessels and towed bodies. The modular system uses the latest electronics, transducer arrays and signal processing software optimized for the demanding size, weight, power and cost constraints of unmanned maritime vehicles.