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Sonardyne HPT 5000 and 7000 USBL positioning and telemetry Transceiver

The HPT Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) and telemetry transceiver is a new high performance platform which supports Sonardyne’s Wideband®2 6G® instruments and offers significant improvements in acoustic positioning and telemetry performance.

 

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Description

The advanced multi-element processing enables transponders to be positioned more precisely, more quickly and more robustly due to improvements in signal processing algorithms and array design. When used as part of a complete USBL positioning system such as Marksman or Ranger 2 and tightly integrated with Sonardyne’s Lodestar attitude, heading and inertial navigation sensor, class leading performance in all water depths is achieved.

New functionality, such as ‘Discovery Mode’ which enables users to automatically detect previously deployed transponders including their configured address and channel, makes the system easier to use.

The HPT also fully supports 6G LBL operations via Fusion LBL software. The HPT transceiver is also a highly capable acoustic telemetry transceiver. Its multiple simultaneous channels enable robust high speed telemetry reception from Sonardyne’s 6G subsea transponder modems and data loggers so reducing valuable vessel time.

Manufactured in aluminium-bronze, the HPT is intended to be fitted temporarily or permanently to a vessel’s through-hull or over-the-side pole.

A number of different array designs are available from full hemispherical coverage to specialist directional designs for ultra deepwater high noise environments.

Technical information

Feature Type 8142-001 Type 8142-002 (Deep Water Optimised) Type 8183 (Long Range Optimised)
Operating Frequency MF (19–34 kHz) MF (19–34 kHz) LMF (14–19 kHz)
Transceiver
Performance
Operating Range
Acoustic CoverageRange Precision
Positioning Repeatability
Up to 7,000 m
Up to ±90ºBetter than 15 mm
All Transceivers Tested to Better than 0.1% of Slant Range 1 Drms
Up to 7,000 m
Up to ±90º Optimised For Deep Water (Depending on Frequency of Operation)
Better than 15 mm
All Transceivers Tested to Better than 0.1% of Slant Range 1 Drms
Up to 12,000 m
Up to ±90º Optimised For Long Range (Depending on Frequency of Operation)
Better than 15 mm
All Transceivers Tested to Better than 0.12% of Slant Range 1 Drms
Transmit Source Level SL = dB 1 µPa @ 1 m
Tone Energy Equivalent (TEE)*
200 dB
206 dB
200 dB
206 dB
200 dB
206 dB
Electrical Maximum Power 48 V DC (±10%),
Typical 15 W, Max 120 W
48 V DC (±10%),
Typical 15 W, Max 120 W
48 V DC (±10%),
Typical 15 W, Max 120 W
Communication RS485, Baud Rate Switchable
Ethernet 100 Mbps
RS485, Baud Rate Switchable
Ethernet 100 Mbps
RS485, Baud Rate Switchable
Ethernet 100 Mbps
Operating Temperature -5 to 40°C -5 to 40°C -5 to 40°C
Storage Temperature -20 to 45°C -20 to 45°C -20 to 45°C
Mechanical Construction Aluminium Bronze Aluminium Bronze Aluminium Bronze
Dimensions; Length x Diameter 322 x 225 mm 391 x 310 mm 405 x 310 mm
Weight in Air (Water)** 28 kg (15 kg) 41 kg (20 kg) 41 kg (20 kg)
Options Tilted Array Adaptor Tilted Array Adaptor Tilted Array Adapto

Datasheet

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