USBL Positioning Systems

Overview

With Gaps and Posidonia, iXblue delivers a complete USBL offer with extensive track record of successful use from very shallow water (15 m) to greater depths (10 000 m).

Always striving to offer the smartest and most cost-effective solution to users, iXblue removed the need for modem transducer by including acoustic data communication, position telemetry and data collection from any subsea sensors to its USBL product range.

Following iXblue philosophy, Gaps and Posidonia are based on an open architecture with serial and Ethernet connectivity and Web control command. All our USBL are compatible with third-party equipment.

Product range

gaps

Gaps

MEDIUM FREQUENCY TRANSCEIVER AND INS

Posidonia

Posidonia

LOW FREQUENCY TRANSCEIVER

Specifications

Main performances

  Gaps Posidonia
(deployable antenna)
Posidonia
(flush antenna)
Range nominal (M) 4,000 10,000 10,000
Accuracy (% x range) 0.06 0.2 0.2
Operating frequency (kHz) 20~30 14~18 14~18
Antenna aperture (DEG) 200 70 100
Data telemetry yes no no
Material Carbon fiber Stainless steel Stainless steel
Size (MM) Ø 295 x 638 Ø 580 x 420 Ø 800 x 320
Related transponder iXblue MF range
Canopus
Third-party transponder
iXblue LF range iXblue LF range