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µPAP (MicroPAP) Compact acoustic positioning system

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µPAP is a small and compact acoustic positioning system for operation from a surface vessel to track ROV's, tow fish, divers and any other subsea target at ranges to several thousand meters. The system operates in SSBL mode where it measures the distance and direction to subsea transponders and computes a 3D position in local coordinates or in geographical coordinates. µPAP is designed to be a portable system for easy installation on the vessel or other surface unit.

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µPAP transducers. µPAP is a compact acoustic positioning system for operation from surface vessel to track ROV's, tow fish, divers and other subsea targets.

The system can be used with all KONGSBERG manufactured transponders for depths down to 4000 meters.

A built in motion sensor in the µPAP transducer compensates for vessel roll and pitch movements. To meet various demands from the marked, the µPAP transducer will be available in several versions with respect to built-in motion sensors and thereby physical size.

Two different product lines

We presently offer two different lines of Acoustic underwater positioning and navigation systems:

Key features

  • Online Help on screen
  • APOS operation advantages
  • Automatic electronic beam steering
  • Optional full LBL functionality Software
  • Latest technology for your future applications
  • Reliable through well proven HiPAP technology
  • Much higher accurate than HPR 410P / 418P systems
  • Positions hundreds of underwater transponders and responders
  • Outputs position data to navigation systems in established formats
  • 6 transducer models inclusive Non Export License require versions
  • Can take inputs from Heading Sensor, GNSS and Sound Velocity Probe
  • Narrow pointing receiver beams, suppressing noise from other directions
  • The new optional Cymbal acoustic protocol introduces a number of improvements
  • Prepared for easy over-the-side mounting on vessel of opportunity – no gate valve
  • Cymbal acoustic protocol using Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) signals
  • High speed acoustic data communication using wide-band spread spectrum signals

Diver tracking using µPAP Compact and C-Node Mini S Transponder:

Towfish tracking using µPAP Compact and C-Node Mini S Transponder:

Configuration drawing

µPAP compact acoustic positioning system configuration drawing

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