Search Sonardyne

Follow us

How can we help?

Where should I install my ROVNav 6+ transducer?

21 June 2021

How does installation position affect ROVNav 6+?

The ROVNav 6+ transceiver relies on line of sight to other transducers or transceivers in order to send and receive signals. If the transceiver is positioned to close to or within a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), it is likely that there will be some signal blocking in one or more directions. Therefore, it is advised to have the ROVNav 6+ transceiver positioned in a clear unobstructed area to provide the best performance.

Here are a few points to consider when installing your ROV Nav 6+ Transceiver:

  • Typically, transceivers are installed at the top of a vehicle, this will provide 360 degree visibility
  • Install your transceiver away from any thrusters to prevent thruster wash which can interfere with signals as it introduces noise
  • If possible, install transceivers on an extendable arm, which can increase the height of the transceiver when in use. Keep it protected if vehicle is in a Tether Management System or garage and ensure you have enough slack in the cable, so it does not get trapped when extended


Looking for more content?

Find more product support in our Knowledgebase