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INTRODUCTION

TileFish is a low power LED based camera system generating an image mosaic of the seabed. It is optimised for use on AUVs. It has an install base on Hugin AUVs. TileFish is available in monochrome and colour versions.
TileFish™ has been developed by Norsk Elektro Optikk AS in cooperation with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI). TileFish is a factory installed option ("TileCam") on Hugin AUVs manufactured by Kongsberg Maritime.

Figure of TileFish on Hugin AUV

This figure shows how the TileFish™ system can be mounted on a Hugin AUV. The system is available in a monochrome version with blue/green LED illumination as well as in a colour version with white LEDs.


Blue/green LED panelTileFish std LED panelCamera 3000 metres version
These pictures shows the LED panel (turned on) (left), The complete LED panel (centre) and the TileFish camera unit 3000 metres standard version.

FEATURES

TileFish has the following features and specifications:

  • High resolution (10.7 MPx) full 35 mm format image sensor
  • Large aperture wide angle lens, 24 mm f/1.4, flat view port
  • Gigabit Ethernet interface
  • Monochrome or colour versions (Bayer colour filter array)
  • On-chip pixel binning for increased sensitivity (monochrome)
  • 3000/4500 metres pressure rating

BENEFITS

The benefits of TileFish are:

  • High resolution visual images help object classification
  • Less backscatter in turbid waters
  • LED illumination give low power consumption
  • Ethernet interface gives simpler cabling and integration
  • Easy integration on Hugin AUVs

APPLICATIONS

TileFish has the following applications:

  • Detailed inspection of subsea structures, pipelines and cables
  • Detailed survey of potential routes for pipelines and cables
  • Marine biology
  • Marine archaeology
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Mine hunting and naval reconnaissance

Picture showing drum (barrel) and a sea cucumber

This picture shows a drum (barrel) and a sea cucumber. This picture was acquired using a TileFish camera system.

DOWNLOADS

The datasheet for the TileFish™ system can be downloaded here (pdf-format).

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