The HiPAP 500 transducer. The unit is mounted on a hull unit to allow the transducer to be lowered some meters below the hull of the vessel.
Two HiPAP (High Precision Acoustic Positioning) systems have been purchased by
two independent Russian companies over the last month. These are the two first sales
of HiPAP systems to Russian registered survey and research companies. It is expected
that these references will give further synergies for sales volume when these users
see the advantages and excellent performance of the HiPAP systems.
The two systems, a HiPAP 350P and a full HiPAP 500 will be used for survey and
ROV / Tow fish tracking in the Barents, Kara, Laptev and in the Caspian Sea.
HiPAP is a hydroacoustic Super Short Base Line - SSBL or USBL, towfish tracking
system, able to operate in shallow and deepwater areas to proven ranges in excess
of 3000 metres. It is a multi-purpose system used for a wide range of applications
including towfish & towed platform tracking, DP reference i/p, high accuracy subsea
positioning and telemetry and scientific research.