ESS Buoyancy Hydroid Remus Series

Engineered Syntactic Systems Helps Hydroid Uncover Secrets of the Deep Sea

Attleboro, Ma. – December 9th, 2014 – Engineered Syntactic Systems (ESS), a global supplier of syntactic solutions, through its relationship with Hydroid Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, and industry leader in global marine robotics, has been involved in some of the most exciting oceanographic exploration projects in the last decade. As a valued syntactic supplier, ESS has provided buoyancy for Hydroid’s range of AUVs, including the Remus 6000 used to locate missing Air France flight 447, search for Amelia Earhart’s plane and create comprehensive maps of the Titanic wreck.

During critical underwater missions, Hydroid’s Remus 600 and 6000 series AUVs carry specialized equipment and explore large areas of unpredictable terrain. Successful operation is dependent upon finding the right buoyancy (uplift) solution. ESS works closely with Hydroid to provide syntactic materials that support deeper depths and larger payloads without impacting power consumption.

“It’s been a genuine pleasure working with ESS because of their professionalism, responsiveness and cooperation – they stand behind their products” says Don Karl, Senior Engineer at Hydroid, Inc. “They work with customers on special applications and deliver products that meet design and schedule requirements.”

The unique capabilities of ESS’ high-performance syntactics provide the highest possible buoyancy, withstand varying levels of hydrostatic pressure and resist water absorption. These properties are critical for increasing mission duration, vehicle endurance and operational longevity.

“Not only do we manufacture foam with the lowest density available today, our expertise in composite processing ensures that the unique characteristics of our materials are maintained throughout production – resulting in a finished geometry that provides long-term performance and reliability” says Thomas Murray managing partner at Engineered Syntactic Systems.

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About Engineered Syntactic Systems
Engineered Syntactic Systems is a global leader of high-performance syntactic solutions for subsea and oceanographic environments. Years of experience in the engineering, design and manufacturing of flotation technologies, enable ESS to provide customers with the optimal solution for their application. Products are available in standard shapes and sizes, as well as custom-formed geometries and are engineered to withstand depths ranging from several hundred meters to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. ESS also fabricates syntactic and composite/syntactic structures and assemblies for complete turnkey solutions.

About Hydroid, Inc.
Located in the U.S. and a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, Hydroid is the world’s most trusted manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles. Its flagship line of REMUS AUVs, together with Kongsberg Maritime’s HUGIN, MUNIN and Seaglider underwater vehicles, provide marine professionals worldwide with intelligent marine robots they can rely on. These innovative full-picture AUV systems are utilized internationally in marine research, defense, hydrography and energy exploration. This family of AUVs represents the most advanced, diversified and field-proven line of AUVs and support systems in the world.

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