KNUDSEN, in the town of Perth, Ontario is getting an economic boost in the form of a technology grant. Valley Hearland under the Rural Innovation Initiative of Eastern Ontario has awarded KNUDSEN with a contribution of $75,000, made possible by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). The funding will help with development of the new Remotely Operated Sediment Profiler (ROSP)
The sediment profiler would be capable of monitoring and measuring polluted and environmentally hazardous waste sediments in industrial collection ponds and reservoirs. In a global and domestic market requiring more in-depth environmental analysis into hazardous spills and clean-ups, this grant has Knudsen poised to gain the competitive advantage in new markets and local job creation.
KNUDSEN employs approximately 20 people in the town of Perth and has been designing and manufacturing sonar sensor platforms for over 38 years. The companys innovative product line covers a wide range of applications, including hydrographic survey, naval fleet navigation, deep ocean research, and sub-bottom profiling. Today, their customer base spans to over 70 countries and includes both commercial and defence customers.