Nano – Small ROV, Drone, AUV & Diver Tracking

160 mm long by 55 mm in diameter; USBL transponders don't get much smaller than this.
It may be small, but it’s big on performance; just like the Ranger 2 USBLs it works with.
Fits in seconds to your divers and vehicles – then you’re all set to track them.
Once you're done for the day, recharge it using wireless charging or continuously power it from your platform. Simple.

Think our transponders are too big to fit your vehicle? You might need to think again.

Meet Nano, our smallest ever family of 6G-enabled positioning transponders. Use them with our Micro and Mini-Ranger 2 USBLs for keeping track of your divers, towed platforms, small AUVs and ROVs. Unique connector-less and OEM designs as well as a traditional cabled version. Features that are anything but small.

Nano is our smallest ever USBL transponder, designed to let you know where your divers, man-portable AUVs, towed platforms, underwater drones and ROVs are throughout their mission. Nano operates in the Medium Frequency (MF) band, so is compatible with our family of Ranger 2 USBL topside systems; Micro, Mini and Standard.

Measuring in around 160 mm In length, 55mm in diameter and weighing in at under 200 grams in water – depending on the exact version you're using – Nano is small enough to fit on the smallest of vehicles and light enough for a diver to barely know they're carrying one.

Nano’s built using the same signal technology platform you’ll find in our award-winning 6G product line – Wideband 2. So you can expect reliable acoustic communications in all operating environments, accurate position fixes and a continuous stream of location updates.

Nano features a 90-day quiescent battery life, ideal for long-term deployments and recovering lost assets. Nano’s battery lasts up to 12 hours, even when being actively tracked with one second position update rate.

Nano has an inbuilt depth sensor and is a 500 m depth rated unit.

Technical Features

Why Nano

Acoustics

  • Sonardyne Wideband 2 keeps you connected with your subsea target wirelessly and effortlessly.
  • Support over 300 addresses. Perfect for busy crowded environments.
  • 19–34kHz frequency band. Compatible with Ranger 2 MF USBL systems.
  • Omni-directional beampattern. Suitable for high elevation tracking.

Design

  • 160 mm x 55 mm, 149 grams weight in water (NFC version)
  • 192 mm x 55 mm, 162 grams weight in water (connector version)
  • Credit card sized OEM version available
  • Polymer housing construction. Lightweight and robust. ROHS compliant

Performance

  • 500 m depth rated
  • 995 m slant range
  • 12 hours battery life (at 1 second update rates)
  • 90-day listening life

Ownership

  • What’s in the box: Nano
  • Warranty: 1 year return to Sonardyne service centre
  • ITAR Controlled: No
  • UK Export License: Not required

More about this product

Nano Transponder Specifications & DataSheet

Feature   Type 8262 NFC Type 8262 Cabled
Operational Range   995 m* 995 m*
Depth Rating   500 m 500 m
Frequency Band   MF (19–34 kHz) MF (19–34 kHz)
Transducer Beam Shape   Omni-directional ±130º Omni-directional ±130º
Source Level (re 1 µPa @ 1 m)   184/175 dB 184/175 dB
Range Precision   Better than 15 mm Better than 15 mm
Communication Interface   USB in dock RS232, 3V3 TTL
Depth Sensor   50 bar abs +/-0.7% FS 50 bar abs +/-0.7% FS
Power Supply**   USB dock 12–28 V dc
Power Consumption

Wideband Listening (Battery)

n/a 5 mW
 

Wideband Listening (Ext Power)

n/a 20 mW*** (including trickle charge)
  Battery Charging n/a 60 mW to 2.5 W (depending on battery charge state)
  Peak (During Transmission) n/a <30 W SMS, <20 W Modem
Battery Life Quiescent Listening >90 days >90 days
  1 Sec Ping Rate >12 hours >12 hours
Battery Charge Time   12 hours**** 12 hours
External Connections   n/a Subconn MCIL8M
Mechanical Construction   Polymer Polymer
Operating Temperature*****   -10 to 45°C -10 to 45°C
Storage Temperature******   -20 to 55°C -20 to 55°C
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)   160 x 55 mm 192 x 55 mm
Weight in Air/Water   486/149 g 584/162 g

*When used with Micro-Ranger 2/range limited Ranger 2 systems.
**Noise on the external dc supply may have an effect on the acoustic performance of the instrument.
***Includes top-up charging of the li-ion battery, which could be disabled, or managed intelligently for better efficiency
****When using AC mains charger
*****The battery will not charge above 45°C or below 0°C.
******To maximise battery life, the instrument should not be stored above 30°C.

Feature   Type 8262 NFC Type 8262 Cabled
Operational Range   995 m* 995 m*
Depth Rating   500 m 500 m
Frequency Band   MF (19–34 kHz) MF (19–34 kHz)
Transducer Beam Shape   Omni-directional ±130º Omni-directional ±130º
Source Level (re 1 µPa @ 1 m)   184/175 dB 184/175 dB
Range Precision   Better than 15 mm Better than 15 mm
Communication Interface   USB in dock RS232, 3V3 TTL
Depth Sensor   50 bar abs +/-0.7% FS 50 bar abs +/-0.7% FS
Power Supply**   USB dock 12–28 V dc
Power Consumption

Wideband Listening (Battery)

n/a 5 mW
 

Wideband Listening (Ext Power)

n/a 20 mW*** (including trickle charge)
  Battery Charging n/a 60 mW to 2.5 W (depending on battery charge state)
  Peak (During Transmission) n/a <30 W SMS, <20 W Modem
Battery Life Quiescent Listening >90 days >90 days
  1 Sec Ping Rate >12 hours >12 hours
Battery Charge Time   12 hours**** 12 hours
External Connections   n/a Subconn MCIL8M
Mechanical Construction   Polymer Polymer
Operating Temperature*****   -10 to 45°C -10 to 45°C
Storage Temperature******   -20 to 55°C -20 to 55°C
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)   160 x 55 mm 192 x 55 mm
Weight in Air/Water   486/149 g 584/162 g

Support

Instrument Firmware

Nano Firmware V3.11.00.04

Manuals

To request a manual simply tick the box next to the manual you require and then press the Request Form button. You will then be able to request addition manuals for other products and your request will be emailed to our Customer Support Team who will reply to your enquiry. Alternatively please contact your local office who will be more than happy to help.

User Manual - Nano

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    Spares and Accessories

    Item Description Part number Quantity Required
    620-0582
    620-0645
    317-2896
    317-2963
    317-2672
    312-6924

    • Spares and Accessories

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