AvTrak 6 Nano
Tracking, communications and relocation transceiver
Engineered for: AUV
AvTrak 6 Nano provides navigation aiding, tracking, communication and mission planning – all in an incredibly small form factor. Fit it, and your micro or small AUV will be equipped to undertake simultaneous USBL tracking via a surface vessel and robust telemetry for AUV-to-vessel and AUV-to-AUV communications.
At a glance
Huge capability, small form-factor; perfect for man-portable and micro-AUVs
Tracking, communications, and emergency relocation in one instrument
Use with Ranger 2 to track every move your AUV makes
Bi-directional acoustic modem with user selectable data rates; 200-9,000 bps
Wide voltage input range and multiple communication methods for robotics integration
Optimised for Ranger 2 Robotics pack for aiding navigation systems with remote position outputs
Housed variant or OEM for integration into vehicles
Small in size, big in performance
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AvTrak 6 Nano data transfer rates of 9,000 bps are supported
Hull-mounted remote transducer, cable connected to the OEM board
The OEM board is not much larger than a credit card
Incredible capability is engineered within a small form factor
Why AvTrak 6 Nano is perfect for your operations
It's not just for AUVs. Integrate AvTrak 6 Nano with your seabed nodes, you can create a network of sensors that can position and communicate with each other.
Its small form factor and ability to enable surface to AUV or UUV-to-UUV comms, makes it a prime option for swarm or squad robotics operations.
AvTrak 6 enables an AUV to undertake simultaneous USBL tracking and telemetry with a research vessel, as well as AUV-to-AUV communications.
AvTrak 6 Nano may be our smallest acoustic transceiver, but its features and performance are anything but. It’s built on the same 6G hardware and Wideband 2 digital signal architecture found in its larger cousin, AvTrak 6, all packed into the smallest possible form factor.
Use it with our popular MF USBL Ranger 2 family to track AUVs or seafloor nodes. Then use the Sonardyne Messaging Service (SMS) to exchange status messages with the USBL or other AvTrak 6 Nanos in your vicinity. With hundreds of units in the field, AvTrak 6 Nano is ideal for AUV swarms.
AvTrak 6 Nano measures just 192 x 55 mm, you won’t find a smaller AUV transceiver with this much capability. It has an operating range of 3,000 m, a depth rating of 500 m and full SMS and Modem functionality.
AvTrak 6 OEM Nano redefines nano, measuring at just 95 mm x 43 mm, you won’t find a smaller OEM AUV transceiver with this much capability. Its omni-directional transducer is small too, at 49 mm diameter and 72 mm long.
Equipped with AvTrak 6 Nano, your UUV will receive unlimited data and share messages every navigation cycle when used with Ranger 2. By supporting the integration of a data payload inside every navigation signal, this allows more data to be transferred to and from UUVs with fewer transmissions which ultimately reduces power consumption and increases mission endurance.
A common configuration enables the USBL system to communicate with a squad of UUVs equipped with AvTrak 6 Nanos, broadcasting to all the position of each member of the squad to aid the navigation solution and improve their situational awareness. Each UUV then replies in sequence with status information.
AvTrak 6 Nano can also be used to enable UUV-to-UUV communications and choose from seven telemetry schemes ranging from 200 bps to 9,000 bps of effective user bandwidth. Either for short burst communications or full large quantity data upload from seabed monuments.
Our smallest combined transponder, transceiver, and telemetry link
Open interfaces and protocol
Supports AUV swarm operations
Depth rated to 500 m
Effective data transfer rates between 200 and 9000 bps
Emergency battery life >90 days
Range precision better than 15 mm
3000m tracking and communication range
OEM Board set measures just 95 mm x 43 mm
Integrated depth sensor supports horizontal tracking
Low power and compact for ease of integration
AvTrak 6 Nano: Transceiver, 0.5m cable tail, integration guide, manual
AvTrak 6 OEM Nano: PCB, remote transducer, integration guide, manual
Warranty: 1 year return to Sonardyne service centre
|Feature||Type 8262 AvTrak 6 Nano||Type 8262 AvTrak Nano OEM|
|Operating Range||>3,000 m||>3,000 m|
|Depth Rating||500 m||500 m (standard), 3,000 m (optional)|
|Operating Frequency||MF 20–34 kHz||MF 20–34 kHz|
|Transducer Beam Shape||Omni-directional ±130º||Omni-directional ±130º|
|Source Level (re 1 µPa @ 1 m)||Modem||175 dB||175 dB|
|Tracking & Telemetry||184/175 dB||184/175 dB|
|Range Precision||Better than 15 mm||Better than 15 mm|
|Communication Interface||RS232, 3V3 TTL||RS232, 3V3 TTL|
|Depth Sensor||50 bar abs +/-0.7% FS||50 bar abs +/-0.7% FS|
|Power Supply||12–28 V dc||12–28 V dc|
|Power Consumption||Wideband Listening (Battery)||5 mW||5 mW|
|Wideband Listening (Ext. Power)||20 mW (including trickle charge)||20 mW (including trickle charge)|
|Battery Charging||60 mW to 2.5 W (depending on battery charge state)||60 mW to 2.5 W (depending on battery charge state)|
|Peak (During Transmission)||<30 W SMS, <20 W Modem||<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||Subconn MCIL8M||Molex Microfit|
|Transducer Wire Length||n/a||150 mm (6”)|
|Operating Temperature||-10 to 45°C||-10 to 45°C|
|Storage Temperature||-20 to 55°C||-20 to 55°C|
|Dimensions||Length x Diameter||192 x 55 mm||n/a|
|Transducer (Length x Diameter)||n/a||72 x 49 mm|
|PCB Board Assembly (Length x Width x Height)||n/a||95 x 43 x 42.5 mm|
|Hole Centres (M2 clearance – Length x Diameter)||n/a||71.5 x 35 mm|
|Weight in Air/Water||584/162 g||n/a|
|Weight (OEM)||PCB in Air||n/a||138g PCB + 12g cable|
|Transducer in Air/Water (Estimated)||n/a||200/150 g|