Type approved compass for ships and high-speed crafts
The MGC R3 COMPASS system is IMO type approved as gyro compass for navigation purposes for use together with a heading and bearing repeater. Very high reliability is achieved by using Ring
Laser Gyros with no rotational or mechanical wear-out parts.
The MGC is a strap-down based gyro compass including three Ring Laser Gyros (RLG) and three linear accelerometers. The system can operate in Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS)
mode and Inertial Navigation mode. In the AHRS mode input of speed and latitude data (VBW/VTG and GGA/GLL) is required. External time input is also required (ZDA). In this mode the system
will output heading, roll, pitch and heave. In the Inertial Navigation mode input of latitude, longitude, height and time (GGA and ZDA) and PPS from a GNSS receiver is required. In this mode
the product will output heading, roll, pitch, heave and position.
The system is delivered with Windows based configuration software, MRC+. In this software the user selects output formats on the different communication lines in addition to other
Digital I/O protocols
MGC data is available through both Ethernet interface and serial lines enabling easy distribution of data to multiple users on board the vessel. Output protocols for commonly used equipment
are available on five individually configurable serial lines and five Ethernet/UDP ports.