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Sonardyne WSM 6: Wideband Sub-Mini Transponder/Responder

Availability: Rental

The Sonardyne Wideband Sub-Mini 6 is a versatile USBL Transponder Responder that supports WBv2 signals. The Wideband Sub Mini 6 is designed for positioning ROVs, towfish and other mobile targets in water depths up to 4000 metres.


Includes Wideband V2 and V1 signals.

Offers a choice of depth of 1000 and 4000-metre depth rating.

Provides a choice of omni-directional and directional beam-shape with class leading acoustic power output.

Has channel selection via serial data port by PC.

Composed of transponder and responder operating modes.


Operational frequency MF (19-34 kHz)

Power supply: Long-life Ni MH battery or ext. 24 V via ROV umbilical

Number of replies (Responder): Unlimited with external power

Depth sensor: Standard

Maximum update period: 750 ms


Suitable for a wide range of general USBL tracking applications.

Positioning ROVs, towfish and other mobile targets

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