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

MEDIUM RANGE USBL SOLUTIONS

gaps

Gaps

PRECALIBRATED INS/USBL SYSTEM

Canopus

Canopus

INTELLIGENT TRANSPONDER

Ramses

Ramses

LBL AND SPARSE-LBL INTELLIGENT TRANSCEIVER

ETA26S

MF beacons

FULL-SPECTRUM OF MEDIUM FREQUENCY TRANSPONDERS

LONG RANGE USBL SOLUTIONS

Posidonia

Posidonia

LOW FREQUENCY USBL SYSTEM

ET861R

LF beacons

FULL-SPECTRUM LOW FREQUENCY TRANSPONDERS

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