Mini-ROVNav 6 is a 6G® ranging and telemetry Long BaseLine (LBL) ROV transceiver specifically designed for installation on work class ROVs.
Its full support of Sonardyne Wideband®2 signal processing techniques offers improved range and acoustic performance in challenging conditions such as on noisy vehicles or in multipath environments.
Mini-ROVNav 6 is also a fully compatible USBL responder or transponder compatible with Sonardyne Wideband 1 and 2 USBL systems and HPR 400. The internal li ion rechargeable battery pack also enables emergency transponder mode, so if the umbilical and therefore power is cut to the ROV it can still be located by USBL.
The Omni-directional MF transducer has a hemispherical beam pattern which is ideal for acoustics to an array and to a vessel alike.
Mini-ROVNav 6 is designed to be significantly lighter and smaller than a standard ROVNav 6 whilst providing full 6G LBL capabilities.
Mini-ROVNav 6 is fully compatible with Sonardyne’s modem and logging equipment such as AMT and Fetch products, allowing it to be used to retrieve data or configure logging regimes. It supports all of Sonardyne’s Wideband 2 spread spectrum acoustic communication; 100 to 9000 bps user data rates can be selected depending on the environment.