The Sensor Logging Transponder is a long-endurance Compatt 6 based transponder that is extensively used for subsea survey tasks and is capable of autonomously acquiring sensor data without surface control. The data is time-stamped and logged internally for recovery via the integrated high-speed acoustic telemetry modem. This autonomy allows measurements to be made over a long period of time without requiring a surface vessel or ROV to command the process. This enables new applications that save vessel and survey time so reducing cost and risk.
Precision pressure, temperature, sound velocity and dual-axis inclinometer sensors are integrated and are intelligently powered up at the requested time and sampling period, providing an ultra-low power platform for up to five years deployment. Sampling regimes can be re-programmed and recovery of all data can be achieved via the acoustic telemetry link.
The SLT has many of the same acoustic functions as Compatt 6. It operates in the Medium Frequency (MF) band and is fully Sonardyne Wideband® 2 compatible.
The SLT is available with a range of Omni and directional transducers, depth ratings and pressure housings dependent on deployment duration and application. Additional external sensors can be easily integrated via the power and communications port.