UNDERWATER IMAGING SYSTEMS
Observer & Nova Imaging Systems
Capture high-resolution stills images using our underwater imaging systems that integrate seamlessly into subsea vehicles.
Extreme image clarity, even at high speeds
Capture 16-bit high dynamic range images
Real-time onboard image enhancement & correction
Machine-learning delivers true-colour images
SUBSEA IMAGING SYSTEMS
How do they work?
Our underwater imaging systems combine our Observer cameras and Nova LED panels together to deliver crisp, evenly-illuminated stills images. They work seamlessly with our laser scanners, providing gapless laser data with interlaced stills.
Ultra high output LED strobes for short crisp exposures
High sensitivity sensors for long range imaging
High dynamic range data for lossless image enhancement
Onboard image processing for the best real-time data
When taking photos at long ranges, water absorbs the visible light spectrum unevenly – causing colour images to appear blue/green. Our machine-learning-based colour correction algorithms help you see consistent, true-colour photos that enable effective subject analysis and wide-area mapping.
Images are debayered, light-levelled, and finally colour corrected in real-time so that they are instantly available for quality control.
High image-to-image uniformity, produced by our near-perfect light levelling and colour enhancement algorithms, coupled with navigational data, enables you to seamlessly stich together wide-area mosaics from a sequence of images.
Broad regions can be viewed all at once to get a better macro understanding or zoomed in on to see tiny details.
Want to learn more?
Designed for computer vision.
Empire Heritage & Hempton Marine Habitat Inspections
For Ulster University
Remote Mine Identification for AUVs
With Kongsberg Maritime, Royal Norwegian Navy, HII, and DSTG Australia
Still have a few questions?
Check out our frequently asked questions to learn more about using underwater imaging systems on your next project.
What is the max range for the imaging systems?
Our imaging systems are highly modular and can be combined into a solution that meets your specific survey requirements and needs.
What is imaging with High Dynamic Range?
High Dynamic Range imaging techniques capture both light and dark areas of targets, enabling lossless image enhancement to deliver balanced lighting across the image and high consistency across surveys.
Do the images require post-processing?
Our imaging solutions come with real-time image enhancement software to correct for image distortions and level lighting across the field of view.
What is machine learning colour correction?
A dataset input into our machine-learning algorithm is automatically analysed to generate a training model for the specific camera system configuration and operating environment. This model is then utilized to correct colour and light levels on future surveys.
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We provide versatile optical solutions to expand your underwater capability and enhance understanding of remote, challenging environments.
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