The K-Lander seabed observatory is the core of the KONGSBERG Modular Subsea Monitoring-Network
(MSM). With a unique building block concept, the K-Lander mk2 can be customized for a variety of long-term
deployments. The modular design, coupled with a self-floating buoyancy based recovery system, allows for
easy integration and recovery of various sensors suited for diverse subsea monitoring applications.
Long term on-site deployment
Electric power to the sensors is provided by integral battery packs, allowing long term on-site deployment with minimal intervention. Intelligent algorithms within the built-in Data Processing Unit
(DPU / Mastermind) enable integration of data from multiple sensor sources.
The incoming data is stored and processed within the DPU to create a comprehensive environmental model, as opposed to plain event logging. Alerts or a whole dataset can be communicated to the surface
based on defined user specified trigger events.
Communication between the hub of the MSM (K-Lander), other subsea nodes and the surface (via HiPAP or µPAP transducers) is handled by the field-proven KM cNODE technology and the proprietary
Cymbal acoustic protocol.