canopus

Canopus

LBL and sparse-LBL intelligent transponder
Canopus

Overview

The Canopus transponder is the latest addition to iXblue's underwater positioning systems. Used as a reference seabed transponder or installed on tracked vehicles, it contributes to the best underwater positioning solution in terms of accuracy, functionalities and ease-of-use.

Canopus is an intelligent seabed transponder providing the most advanced LBL capabilities to iXblue positioning and navigation solutions.

Used either in sparse array mode, with Ramses transceiver and iXblue INS, or in full LBL mode depending on the requirements of the operation area, Canopus provides the highest positioning accuracy with the added advantage of reducing the number of transponders required.

Specifications

Main performances
Accuracy
<10
mm
Autonomy
>1
million pings
at maximum sound levels
Up to
4
years of
listening autonomy
with Alkaline batteries
Up to
6,000
meters
water depth

Benefits

  • Low power consumption
  • Operation life > 1,000,000 pings at maximum sound level
  • A few hundreds unique wideband address codes
  • Compatible with Gaps and Posidonia (USBL), Ramses (LBL and ASBL), iXblue INS and third-party acoustic systems
  • Depth rating: up to 6,000 m

     

Features

  • Modes of operation: Long BaseLine positioning, ASBL Sparse Array positioning, Acoustic Data telemetry and Modem
  • Embedded user interface (MMI) through WiFi wireless communication link
  • Standard environment sensors including: pressure, temperature, inclinometer
  • Up to 4 years autonomy with standard Alkaline battery pack

Applications

Canopus mounted on a manifold
  • Subsea construction
  • Renewable energy
  • Geodetic survey
  • Dynamic positioning
  • Subsea mining