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Sonardyne Ranger 2 USBL

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Sonardyne Ranger 2 USBL
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Ranger 2 is a survey grade Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) acoustic positioning system  designed for deep water, long range tracking of underwater targets and position  referencing for dynamically positioned (DP) vessels. The system calculates the  position of a subsea target, for example an ROV, by measuring the range and  bearing from a vessel-mounted transceiver to an acoustic transponder fitted to the  target. Multiple subsea targets over a wide area and range of water depths can be  simultaneously and precisely positioned.

Two versions of Ranger 2 USBL are available; Standard and Pro. In Standard  configuration, Ranger 2 allows multiple subsea targets to be simultaneously tracked  from a surface vessel at ranges of 6,000 metres and beyond. It is compatible with all  makes of DP system and can achieve one second position updates in any water depth.

Key Features

Simultaneously tracks multiple subsea  targets; ROVs, towfish, AUVs.

Compatible with all DP systems.

Operating range beyond 6,000 metres.

0.1% system accuracy when optimised.

Up to 1 second position updates.

Automated setup reduces delays.

Easy to use software.

Compatible with Sonardyne’s  SPRINT acoustically aided inertial  navigation system.