Kongsberg µPAP Compact USBL
Kongsberg µPAP Compact USBL
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Kongsberg µPAP Compact USBL

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µPAP is designed to be a portable system for easy installation on surface vessels or other surface units. APOS, the operator station for µPAP®, provides the full range of functions for acoustic positioning and data communication. The system benefits from the Cymbal acoustic protocol and all functions that are available for the HiPAP products are also available for
µPAP. It has full LBL calibration and positioning capabilities and can be used for position box in, calibration and positioning. The system is offering the user a wide range of transponder channels and cNODE® transponder models.


Small lightweight USBL System
Reliable through well proven HiPAP technology
More accurate than HPR 410P / 418P systems
Positions hundreds of underwater transponders and responders
Outputs position data to navigation systems in established formats
µPAP Operator station processes inputs from Heading Sensor, GNSS and Sound Velocity Probe
Narrow pointing receiver beams, suppressing noise from other directions
The new optional Cymbal acoustic protocol introduces a number of improvements
Prepared for easy over-the-side mounting on vessel of opportunity – no gate valve
Cymbal acoustic protocol using Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) signals
High speed acoustic data communication using wide-band spread spectrum signals




Optional  201-MGC-R2 integrated Motion Sensor now available

Frequency 20-30 kHz (MF)
Operational coverage – Main coverage ±90°, ±80°
Receiver beam 22°
Source level (re 1µPa) 190 dB
Range capability (m) (2) 4000+
Navigation Channels 560 Cymbal, 56 FSK, cNODE Compatible
Operation mode SSBL, LBL, acoustic modem
Transducer cable length 25m
Transducer deployment depth < 100 m
Weight of 200 Transceiver 11.7 kg


Positioning of underwater vehicles
Towfish tracking
Diver Tracking
Subsea construction

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