Fusion 2, focused on LBL INS operations, marks the culmination of years of engineering development work, building on the achievements of our original Fusion platform. Written from the ground up by our in-house engineering and software teams, Fusion 2 offers a package that’s less complicated, more capable, more productive and more intuitive to use.
Huge benefits of this come through the elimination of the complex interfacing currently required for LBL INS operations and the addition of real-time SLAM calibration for Sparse LBL operations. So, your set-up is easier and faster, whilst the simplified user interface provides more intuitive workflows as well as powerful customisation options for more complex operations.
For those who want to tailor their operations, you can quickly do multiple computations, compare different set-ups, and pick the one you want. Sparse LBL might suit one operation more than LBL and vice versa. Now it’s easy to check, on-site, which works best for you.
What’s more, to reduce your hardware requirements, we have developed Fusion 2 so that it works through our Navigation Sensor Hub (NSH) – the same hub we use for our Ranger 2 USBL system – so you not only need fewer systems on deck (just one PC, one sensor hub and one cable between them), you need fewer systems in your inventory. Plus, Fusion 2 supports use of our SPRINT 300 for LBL INS, giving you lower start-up costs for practical, reliable LBL INS.
To further increase operational efficiency, we have developed a new digital signal processing protocol, Wideband 3, that you’ll find inside the latest evolution of our trusted 6G platforms, Compatt 6+ and ROVNav 6+. The good news is that this functionality is available to existing Compatt 6 and ROVNav 6 users, with a firmware upgrade
“To do real-time SLAM, a new set of algorithms has been developed to run in the SPRINT INS, using the raw ranges from the transponders (Compatt 6+). Fusion 2 manages the whole process in real-time.”
Wideband 3 delivers a major step-up in your positioning update rates; 1Hz LBL tracking of structures as they are lowered and moved in the water column.
Wideband 3 allows you to get sensor data at the same time as navigation ranging data, which means operators can get real-time positions and sensor data. By combining ranging and telemetry data, Wideband 3 will accelerate update rates by a factor of 10, eliminating issues operators face with latency.
Fusion 2 also supports use of our SPRINT 300 for LBL INS, giving you lower start-up costs for practical, reliable LBL INS.
Our full Fusion 2 software will replace Fusion for LBL operations and negate the need for a separate SPRINT system for LBL INS. You also have the option to use the system for more basic USBL INS operations, so a single system could address all your operational requirements.
Contact our survey support team to work out which release will best suit your needs, for more information about each release and what it can offer you.