Positioning Systems

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Blueprint Subsea

Blueprint Subsea X010 Mini-Modem Transponder Beacon

The SeaTrac X010 mini-transponder beacon and acoustic modem is built around a robust broadband spread spectrum signaling scheme and DSP engine capable of responding to position interrogations from X150 beacons while simultaneously undertaking bi-directional data exchange with other SeaTrac modems. Compatible with Pro 5 (71732) and Defender (71162)

Blueprint Subsea X110 Mini-Modem Transponder Beacon

Introducing the SeaTrac X110 transponder beacon and acoustic modem. Built around a robust broadband spread spectrum signaling scheme, this multi-purpose acoustic transponder beacon is capable of responding to position interrogations from X150 beacons while simultaneously undertaking bi-directional data exchange. This is a custom accessory add on. See your VideoRay sales representative for more information.

Tritech

Tritech MicronNav USBL Tracking System

The MicronNav system is an innovative USBL tracking system designed for small ROV / AUV. It has been primarily designed to be used in conjunction with the Tritech Micron sonar and other Tritech Micron products.

The system is comprised of a subsea MicronNav unit, a surface USBL transducer unit with integral Magnetic Compass and Pitch / Roll sensors, a surface MicronNav 100 interface module and operating software under control of the customer host PC / Laptop.

MicronNav uses the very latest in Spread Spectrum acoustic technology, which provides a robust method for communications between the dunking transducers and the vehicle responder/ transponder.

The USBL Tracking System can be used as a stand-alone unit, powered by and communicating with the MicronNav through a spare RS-232 port on the ROV (at 9600 baud) or RS-485 through a spare screened twisted pair in the umbilical. Alternatively it can be integrated with the Tritech Micron sonar communicating via the sonar RS-232 aux port.

The USBL transducer is designed to provide 180° hemispherical coverage below the transducer, allowing vehicle tracking in very shallow water. The design of the ROV MicronNav transducer provides omni-directional coverage.

This is a custom accessory add on. See your VideoRay sales representative for more information.

Sonardyne

Sonardyne Micro Ranger 2

Micro-Ranger 2 is an acoustic positioning system for tracking divers, remotely operated and autonomous underwater vehicles. Portable and quick to mobilise, Micro-Ranger 2 can be deployed from any waterside location or vessel of opportunity, including RHIBs and small survey vessels. This makes it ideal for supporting marine operations conducted in rivers, lakes and coastal waters. The system has an operating range of 995 metres and can update you with the position of each target being tracked up to twice a second.

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