Renewable energy pressure has brought coastal wind power to many energy company agendas, and that means taking a closer look at the ocean floor where loads go. Fortunately, Bedrock is here to drive that mapping process into the 21st century with its own submarine and modern cloud-based information service.
The company aims to replace the standard “big ship with a large sonar” with a faster, smarter and more sophisticated service, allowing companies to easily navigate standard, more accurate seismic images, as they can ridicule a few servers to host their website. .
“We believe we are the first cloud-based platform for offshore data,” said Bedrock CEO and co-founder Charlie Chiw. “This is a big data problem – how do you design systems to support that solution? Instead of being like a big sea, we use modern information – they are not connected to this huge piece of infrastructure floating in the water. Everything has been re-evaluated, from the way we move the sonar around the ocean to the time we submit the information to the engineers.
The product Bedrock delivers to customers, with high quality maps on the seabed with mosaic that makes it all analyzed and hosted: “Data migration” still “sending hard drive box”
According to Dimara, the information was collected, processed and stored on the ships. They are designed to do everything from port inspections to in-depth surveys, they can’t rely on a good internet connection, and the information is useless in its raw form. Like any other piece of information, it must be imagined and put into context.
“These databases are huge, about ten terabytes,” says DiMare. “Traditional cloud systems are not the best way to manage 20,000 Sonar files.”
The current market is more focused on details, coastal information than the deep sea, as there is an explosion to participate in the emerging wind market. This means that information is collected much closer to the traditional Internet infrastructure and cloud-based processing and storage can be provided more easily than ever before. This, in turn, means that the data can be processed and submitted quickly to raise the query.
According to Dimare, this is only the first step, despite the fact that land surveys have been carried out over the past two decades at a possible installation site. The first map can be passed to verify and add years-old maps, and then to allow for environmental reviews, engineering, construction and regular inspections. If this can be done in an automated process with even better results than low-cost ships, it is a great victory for customers who rely on older methods. And if the industry is growing as expected, it will need more active surveillance on every coast of the United States, a natural victory for Bedrock.
To do all this, of course, you first need a craft that can gather the information. “AUV is just part of the technology we have built to enable data production,” he said.
“We’re starting to describe what it looks like outside the shelf,” he said. But if you want to build the most efficient, most efficient system for the best price per square meter, you need very specific features, some saunas, a stack of ጊዜ self-designed system. It’s faster, more flexible, you get better data quality, and you can do it more reliably. ”
And surprisingly, it doesn’t even need a boat – you can grab it from the back of a van and take it off a boat or on the beach.
“One of the restrictions we imposed on ourselves from the beginning was ‘no boat’. And we have to be able to fly with this. That has completely changed our approach, ”said Dimire.
The AUV packs a lot in a small package, and although the sensor installation is flexible depending on the job, one feature that describes the craft is the high frequency sonar.
Soners operate from hundreds to hundreds of thousands of herts at multiple frequencies. Unfortunately, this means that many oceanic creatures in the region can be heard in the background, sometimes damaging the environment. Sonar, which operates at around 200 kHz, is safe for animals, but high frequency means the signal weakens rapidly and reduces the range to 50-75 meters.
That means it’s worthless for a ship floating on it – most of the maps needed are more than 75 meters deep. But if you can make a craft that is always within 50 meters from the beach, it is full of benefits. And that’s exactly what Bedrock AUV is designed to do.
Increasing the frequency of Sonar also means more detail, so the picture color is better than the color you get in the big wave. And because it is safe to use around animals, you can skip the red tape (which is very important but time consuming) for wildlife officials. Better, faster, cheaper, And It is a hell of a lie.
Today, Mosaic is officially launching and adopting an ad-hoc platform.
There is a lot of technical “public” information, but it is very difficult to find and use. It could have been a low-key survey two decades ago, or it could have been a high-level survey in an area investigated by a research team, but it might be more useful if all were in one place, Dimare said.
“Finally, we want to reach the entire ocean in a year,” he said. So we have to work hard.