The Nano AvTrak 6 is specially designed for small underwater vehicles. The small lightweight rechargeable transceiver design allows for easy integrated AUV ROV tracking and provides many of the features supported by the larger AvTrak 6 transceiver.
Nano AvTrak 6 OEM – Integrated AUV and ROV Tracking
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Miniature size for fitting in small AUVs or ROVs
- Standard 6G command language to allow easy migration from AvTrak 6 to Nano AvTrak 6 and vice versa
- Operating range typically up to 995 m
More about this product
Nano AvTrak 6 OEM Overview
The integrated li-ion rechargeable battery has up to 10 days emergency standby life, allowing sufficient time to relocate and recover a lost vehicle.
The Nano AvTrak 6 operates in the Medium Frequency (MF) band so it is compatible with Sonardyne’s Mini-Ranger 2 6G Wideband USBL system. It supports the standard 6G command language, thereby simplifying development across the 6G instrument range.
The Nano AvTrak 6 supports Sonardyne’s Messaging Service (SMS) telemetry, which provides an integrated navigation and data link vehicle solution in a single instrument.
As part of a 6G USBL system, the Nano AvTrak 6 supports high update rate position information, where the prior position is communicated to the vehicle on each navigation cycle. This considerably reduces the position aiding latency.
The OEM version is supplied with a low profile, M16 threaded boss mount, MF omni-directional transducer and an electronics board set for integration into a vehicle.
Nano AvTrak 6 OEM Specifications
|Feature||Type 8262 OEM|
|Depth Rating||995 m|
|Frequency Band||MF (19-34 kHz)|
|Transducer Beam Shape||Omni-Directional ±130°|
|Source Level (re 1 µPa @ 1 m)||184 dB|
|communication Interface||Serial RS232|
|Pressure Sensor||50 bar abs +/-0.7% FS|
|Power Supply*||12.5–20 V dc
60 mW to 6 W (depending on battery charge state)
30 W peak power when transmitting telemetry
|Battery Life – Quiescent Listening
5 Sec Ping Rate
PL3-1 +V external DC Voltage 12.5–20 V
PL3-2 RS232 TX (PC Rx)
PL3-3 RS232 RX (PC Tx)
|PL3-4 External trigger output – do not connect
PL3-5 External trigger input – positive pulse 3.3 to 15 V max
PL3-6 0 V (comms 0 V, no isolation between power and comms)
|Transducer Wire Length***||150 mm (6”)|
|Operating Temperature||-5 to 40°C|
|Storage Temperature||-20 to 55°C|
|Board Dimensions (Length x Width x Height)
Hole Centres (M3 clearance – Length x Width)
|88 x 56 x 39 mm
65 x 48 mm
|Weight in Air
* Any noise on the external DC supply will have an effect on the acoustic performance of the instrument. Also, for optimal performance, battery charging should be off during acoustic tracking operations.
** Extra care is required when connecting the OEM transceiver to external equipment as minimal protection is provided.
*** It is possible to increase the transducer wire length if required; contact us for more information.