Desert Star Systems brings Silicon Valley style innovation and efficiency to underwater markets. Our modular design approach and diversified product line yields strong economies of scale, translating into products that outperform competing devices while reducing costs to allow larger studies.
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When we entered the market, the tagging field was stuck. High costs limited study sizes, and technology did not keep pace with demands. Today, SeaTag devices cost half as much as competing tags while offering a range of innovation that enables new research.
Desert Star participates in advanced exploration as an ideal test bed for new technologies and concept. Work in Antarctica required an ultra-precise, yet robust, portable and easy to use underwater survey system. These same features now benefit Southstar users in many fields.
The Low Air Pressure Alert System (APA) improves the safety of working dive teams. APA provides each diver with a continuing but unobstructed awareness of their own air status and low air status of other team members. Dives can thus be concluded in a rational and safe fashion.
Following the USS Cole bombing and 9/11, the vulnerability of ships to the placement of mines or contraband on their hull became a concern. Guided by AquaMap Shiphull, divers or robotic vehicles can move quickly along the hull, 'painting' a coverage track that assures the job is done.
As naval emphasis shifts to the littoral environment, the RangeNav underwater tracking range supports weapons system testing and training maneuvers in challenging waters. Transportable and semi-disposable, it can be deployed and quickly recovered wherever it is needed.
Using the DS-3 station, divers can survey the sea floor with ultimate precision. Shell fish, unexploded ordnance, archaeological sites or anchor points of underwater structures may all be mapped with centimeter accuracy.
Desert Star technology fans out from one area of original innovation into new markets. Here a De Beers autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) uses the technology of a high-sensitivity camera developed for Special Forces to photo map diamond bearing deposits in southern Africa.
Taking pictures of enemy objectives is dangerous business. Using FrogEye, divers can approach a target underwater at night. Briefly surfacing, the area is scanned using FrogEye's powerful yet lightweight and submersible telephoto lens and its very high detail EMCCD night vision sensor.
A steelhead at the Coleman Fish Hatchery in Northern California is tagged with a SeaTag-GEO to study seasonal migrations. Once the fish returns to the hatchery the tag will be removed and the data downloaded.
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