Sonardyne Ranger 2 Pro Acoustic Positioning System
Available as: Rental
- Tracks an unlimited number of targets; ROVs, towfish, AUVs
- Operating range beyond 6,000 metres
- 0.1% system accuracy when optimised
- Up to 1 second position updates
- Supports standard DP telegrams
- Automated setup reduces delays
- Easy to use software
Ranger 2 is a survey grade Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) acoustic positioning system designed for deep water, long range tracking of underwater targets and position referencing for dynamically positioned (DP) vessels. The system calculates the position of a subsea target, for example an ROV, by measuring the range and bearing from a vessel-mounted transceiver to an acoustic transponder fitted to the target. Multiple subsea targets over a wide area and range of water depths can be simultaneously and precisely positioned.
Ranger 2 builds on the simplicity and reliability of Sonardyne’s original Ranger system but adds support for the latest 6G® (Sixth Generation) acoustic instruments and Wideband 2 signal architecture. 6G® systems offer precise acoustic ranging, fast data telemetry and hardware that is easier to set up and operate even in the most challenging subsea operating environments. These features improve the efficiency of survey operations, reduce vessel delays and generate cost savings for owners.Ranger 2 Pro is designed for complex operations where any number of subsea targets can be tracked. Multiple transceivers and attitude compensation sensors can be simultaneously interfaced into Ranger 2 Pro allowing for highly redundant, bespoke installations. Ranger 2 Pro also supports subsea INS integration, external triggers for acoustic synchronisation and user configurable displays.
|BRIDGE / INSTRUMENT ROOM HARDWARE||Onboard, the Navigation Sensor Hub (NSH) is the interface between the in-water acoustic instruments, sensors and the Navigation Computer whi
|Operating Range||>6,000 metres
|System Accuracy||Typical - 0.2% of Slant Range Optimised - 0.1% of Slant Range
|Depending on the installation quality, system accuracy can vary greatly. Where every effort is made to ensure the rigidity of the deployment
|Number of Targets Tracked||1 surface, unlimited subsea
|Position Update Rate||1 second, independent of water depth
|Output Telegrams||Supports all industry standard survey and DP telegrams
|ACOUSTIC TRANSCEIVER||HPT is a high performance, vessel-mounted acoustic transceiver that enables transponders being tracked with Ranger 2 to be precisely positio
|INVERTED TRACKING||Ranger 2 supports Inverted USBL (iUSBL) tracking of towfish over long laybacks. Rather than mounting the USBL transceiver on the vessel in t
|TRANSCEIVER DEPLOYEMENT||The deployment method of the HPT transceiver is critical to Ranger 2’s positioning performance. It should ideally be rigidly mounted to the
|6G SUBSEA TRANSPONDERS||6G® Subsea Transponders Ranger 2 supports previous generation Sonardyne transponders, for example WSM, and many transponders from other manu
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