STIDD Unveiled New Navigation and Performance Enhancements for its DPD at DSEI 2015

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DSEI 2015 Naval Daily News - STIDD Systems DPD
 
 
 
STIDD Unveiled New Navigation and Performance Enhancements for its DPD at DSEI 2015
 
American company STIDD Systems introduced some performance enhancements for its diver propulsion device (DPD) during DSEI 2015, the International Defence & Security event in London, United Kingdom. The RNAV2 is a precision navigation system design to fit in the DPD but it is diver portable too. The new TEC2 thruster delivers more power and speed to the DPD.
     
American company STIDD Systems introduced some performance enhancements for its diver propulsion device (DPD) during DSEI 2015, the International Defence & Security event in London, United Kingdom. The RNAV2 is a precision navigation system design to fit in the DPD but it is diver portable too. The new TEC2 thruster delivers more power and speed to the DPD. The new RNAV2 navigation system fitted inside a DPD on STIDD stand at DSEI 2015
     
The new RNAV2 Precision Navigation System is an innovative electronic navigation system for use by combat divers, mounted in the DPD, or dismounted in seconds for swimming in hand-held mode. In either role, the RNAV2 offers SOF personnel the unprecedented capability of a navigation tool for precise clandestine subsea navigation,mine countermeasures, beach reconnaissance,ship-attack, missions, object identification, etc.

The RNAV2 adjustable backlit 8.4” color LCD screen constantly displays the operator’s position on a high resolution moving map display for instantaneous situational awareness. Position accuracy of 0.25% over distance traveled is achieved through a suite of high-accuracy on-board sensors and an optimized Kalman filter. The RNAV2 is powered by an internal BB-2590/U Li-Ion battery which provides system power for 7+ hours or 4.5+ hours when configured with the new 2S Sonar Option also unveiled at DSEI 2015.

The 2S Sonar Option for RNAV2 enhances the precision navigation capabilities of the RNAV2, adding high quality forward-looking sonar images to the operator in low- and zero-visibility environments for precise long or short range obstacle avoidance and/or target interrogation. Another new optional equipment for the RNAV2 and DPD is the AP2 Autopilot. It provides exceptional RNAV2 control of the DPD by dynamically adjusting vehicle pitch and heading, automatically keeping the DPD on its programmed or manually-selected course and depth, while accurately compensating for the effects of currents, diver motions, and changes in diver buoyancy.

Finally, STIDD introduced a new DPD thruster, the TEC2. According to STIDD, the new thruster provides brute power to maritime special operations forces. Compatible with all DPD models, the TEC2 high efficiency thruster provides a 25% increase in speed over the standard MIK thruster. Available in single or dual configuration (per DPD), the new TEC2 thruster offers a number of innovations including a proprietary magnetically coupled drive, no dynamic seals to maintain, increased diver safety, significantly improved efficiency...
     
American company STIDD Systems introduced some performance enhancements for its diver propulsion device (DPD) during DSEI 2015, the International Defence & Security event in London, United Kingdom. The RNAV2 is a precision navigation system design to fit in the DPD but it is diver portable too. The new TEC2 thruster delivers more power and speed to the DPD.
The CP2 low drag cargo pod on STIDD Systems stand at DSEI 2015
     
Present for the first time at DSEI was the new STIDD CP2 Cargo Pod as well. This low-drag towable capsule provides an additional 12 cubic feet (340L) of cargo space with minimal additional drag, when towed behind the DPD. Optimized for minimal drag using advanced CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), and extensively dive-tested under real world conditions, the Cargo POD is fabricated from marine alloy aluminum and hardcoat anodized for prolonged corrosion resistance and rugged durability. Neutral buoyancy is provided by hard-mounted rigid foam volumes in the nose and tail sections. The 21 inch (0.53m) diameter and 92.5 inch (2.4m) length are compatible with NATO submarine torpedo tubes.

The POD weighs 80lbs (36kg) in air, and may be loaded with up to 700lbs (317kg) of neutrally buoyant cargo. The POD is towed from the DPD aft tow point. Horizontal and vertical Stern Planes keep the POD aligned within the shadow of the DPD, resulting in minimal additional drag. An additional Cargo POD may be added to double DPD cargo capacity from 12 cu-ft (340L) to 24cu-ft (680L).
     
American company STIDD Systems introduced some performance enhancements for its diver propulsion device (DPD) during DSEI 2015, the International Defence & Security event in London, United Kingdom. The RNAV2 is a precision navigation system design to fit in the DPD but it is diver portable too. The new TEC2 thruster delivers more power and speed to the DPD.
STIDD Systems booth at DSEI 2015
     
The STIDD DPD is the most widely used military-grade underwater mobility platform in the world. The DPD enables divers to travel farther and faster with more payload than previously possible with any other diver propulsion device.

Depending on the mission and conditions, operators may need different combinations of speed, range, and payload capacity. STIDD now offers an expanded lineup of 3 different DPD models that will fit any profile. All models have the same proven and reliable standard DPD dimensions and US Navy Certifications:

DPD Standard model:
» NAVSEA 9310 Certified
» Approved for US Navy Use (ANU Listing)
» Under contract to USMC, US Army, USSOCOM, and many International SOF Maritime Units

DPD Extended Range model:
» 200% the range of a standard DPD
» Two batteries required
» Same dimensions & certification as Standard DPD

DPD Thruster XT model:
» 33% Faster
» Redundant propulsion improves mission safety
» Twin high effeciency, low noise direct drive DC thruster motors
» Two batteries
» Additional towing capacity: easily tows 3 to 4 divers with full load
     
 

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