N-Sea Launches New UXO Detection System
N-Sea has launched Magsense, a vertical gradiometer array designed for highly accurate unexploded ordnance (UXO) campaigns.
Developed in-house by N-Sea, the system has been designed to collect and record high resolution data in magnetically noisy subsea environments and hostile conditions, delivering unprecedented accuracy, greater efficiency and enhanced safety in the detection of UXO.
N-Sea chief operating officer, Roddy James said: “N-Sea holds an impressive track record of UXO campaigns, with proven experience in the investigation and mapping of potential targets.
“Magsense has been developed using this knowledge and experience. Specifically designed for wide seabed survey, with highly accurate UXO target detection and accurate modelling, it is suitable for use in all environments. Uniquely, this allows for the collection of high quality, high density gradiometer data in previously inaccessible, shallow tidal areas.”
Used in conjunction with a remotely operated tow vehicle (ROTV), the MagSense frame can be towed through the water in ways previously not feasible, ensuring that the terrain is tracked accurately and consistently.