Acoustic Positioning Technology

  • Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 acoustic positioning technology has been selected by Transas for use on two new build ice-class multi-purpose salvage vessels (MPSVs, the project is developed by Marine Engineering Bureau) commissioned by the Russian Ministry of Transport. The vessels are currently under construction at Nordic Yards in Germany and will each be fitted with dual Ranger 2 Pro systems. In conventional Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) operating mode, Ranger 2 calculates the position of a subsea target, such an ROV or towfish, by measuring the range and bearing from a vessel-mounted transceiver to an acoustic transponder fitted to the target. By interfacing it to a dynamic positioning system, Ranger 2 can be used to simultaneously help maintain the vessel’s own position. In Pro configuration, Ranger 2 adds support for Long and Ultra-Short BaseLine (LUSBL) acoustic positioning. The technique uses a network of transponders deployed on the seabed to offer precision and repeatability and is widely used for applications where maintaining a reliable vessel position is a critical operational requirement.
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    (As published in the March 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - www.seadiscovery.com)

  • The Case Sonardyne’s integrated low risk subsea technologies reach far beyond the company’s origins in acoustic positioning, with sonar imaging, wireless communications and inertial navigation now integral to its offering. Sonardyne remains an independent manufacturing business with more than 300 employees

  • and services for navigation, positioning and imaging, recognized for its work on the development of ultimate performance fiber-optic gyroscopes (FOG), acoustic and sonar signal processing and inertial-acoustic sensor data fusion. iXBlue’s offerings encompass inertial navigation systems, acoustic positioning

  • Founded in 2000 by a group of international scientists and R&D experts, German high-tech enterprise EvoLogics GmbH specializes in underwater acoustic communications, acoustic positioning equipment and innovative solutions for robotics. The Berlin-based company says its mission is to develop innovative

  • the Bollsta Dolphin drilling rig. NASNet DPR is a position reference system for Dynamic Positioning that also features the benefits of the NASNet subsea acoustic positioning system and can be used either within pre-installed field-wide NASNet arrays, or as a localized positioning system. According to Nautronix

  • The new FlowQuest 600 Micro acoustic current profiler operates at 600 KHz. It is similar to the standard FlowQuest 600 acoustic current profiler in terms of functions and performance, but is much smaller and lighter. The FlowQuest 600 Micro current profiler is 13 cm in diameter and 21.0 cm in length, and

  • spread-spectrum technology allows to deliver optimal results for various subsea applications. EvoLogics products include several series of underwater acoustic modems, underwater acoustic positioning systems (USBL, LBL), as well as the Sonobot - autonomous USV for bathymetric surveys. EvoLogics’ products

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  • Ramsden Engineering Director: Simon Partridge Number Of Employees: 310 Not content with remaining known as a world-class manufacturer of underwater acoustics, the last few years has seen UK-based Sonardyne International transform its business into a 300 people-strong organization able to offer inertial

  • sales@link-quest.com Website: www.link-quest.com CEO/President: Ning Xiao LinkQuest Inc., of San Diego, Calif., manufactures precision acoustic instruments for offshore oil exploration, construction, drilling, survey, environmental study and other oceanographic applications. The company’s

  • +1 858 623 9900 E: sales@link-quest.com W: http://www.link-quest.com CEO/President: Ning Xiao, Ph.D. The Company LinkQuest manufactures precision acoustic instruments for offshore oil exploration, construction, drilling, survey, environmental study and other oceanographic applications. The company’s

  • San Diego based LinkQuest Inc. manufactures precision acoustic instruments for offshore oil exploration, construction, drilling, survey, environmental study and other oceanographic applications. The company’s acoustic communication and positioning products are based on the innovative Broadband Acoustic

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