LBL and USBL transponder (6th plus generation)
Engineered for: ROV, Seabed, Structure
Compatt 6+, our latest generation of intelligent transponder represents a big ‘plus’ for your LBL, INS and USBL operations. Built using the same reliable mechanics as Compatt 6 on the outside, powered by both Wideband 2 and Wideband 3 signal processing on the inside.
At a glance
Compatible with all 6G LBL, INS and USBL systems
Wideband 3 enabled
Versatile, flexible and cost-effective
Over 3,600 different configurations available
Choice of depth ratings to 7,000 m
A big plus for your subsea operations
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Benefits of this instrument for your operations
For the first time, sensor telemetry data (e.g. pressure, depth, temperature) is embedded within ranging data so no more waiting for sensor readings at vital moments.
Compatt 6+ transponders are backwards compatible with your existing Compatt 6 inventories so you can mix and match in the field.
We can upgrade your existing C6 into plus units quickly and cost effectively meaning you can go on to realise the full benefits of Fusion 2
Compatt 6+ is used for high precision survey and construction operations in all water depths, including: spoolpiece metrology, pipeline touchdown monitoring, structure installation and dynamic positioning reference.
Compatt 6+ offers significant time saving with fast update rates (up to 1 Hz LBL tracking), all made possible using the Wideband 3 acoustic telemetry protocols. Support of Wideband 2 ranges maintains backwards compatibility. This makes any system operating with Compatt 6+ significantly easier to operate therefore de-risking operations, reducing vessel time and reducing training requirements for offshore personnel.
Our Wideband advanced signal processing offers improved acoustic performance in challenging conditions, longer ranges, improved multipath rejection around structures and real-time range diagnostics for quality control. Wideband also reduces the interference to and from adjacent Sonardyne and other acoustic positioning systems.
The integrated communications and navigation technology allows the transponder to be used as a multi-purpose modem, autonomous data logger and navigation reference transponder.
Compatt 6+ case studies
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|Feature||Type 8300-3111||Type 8300-3113||Type 8300-5213|
|Depth Rating||3,000 m||3,000 m||5,000 m|
|Operating Frequency||MF (20–34 kHz)||MF (20–34 kHz)||MF (19–34 kHz)|
|Transducer Beam Shape||Omni-directional||Directional||Directional|
|Transmit Source Level (dB re 1 µPa @ 1 m)||187–196 dB (4 levels)||190–202 dB (4 levels)||190–202 dB (4 levels)|
|Tone Equivalent Energy (TEE)||193–202 dB||196–208 dB||196–208 dB|
|Receive Sensitivity (dB re 1 µPa)||90–120 dB (7 levels)||80–120 dB (7 levels)||80–120 dB (7 levels)|
|Ranging Precision||Better than 15 mm||Better than 15 mm||Better than 15 mm|
|Number of Unique Wideband 2 Addresses||>300||>300||>300|
|Battery Life (Listening)||Alkaline||833 days||833 days||833 days|
|Lithium||1,390 days||1,390 days||1,390 days|
|External Power Supply||24 V||24 V||24 V|
|Safe Working Load (4:1)||250 kg||250 kg||250 kg|
|Operating Temperature||-5 to 40°C||-5 to 40°C||-5 to 40°C|
|Storage Temperature||-20 to 55°C||-20 to 55°C||-20 to 55°C|
|Dimensions (Maximum) (Length x Diameter)||With Sensor Guard||1,034 x 200 mm||1,018 x 200 mm||1,018 x 200 mm|
|Without Sensor Guard||1,034 x 178 mm||n/a||n/a|
|Weight in Air/Water||23.8/11.8 kg||27.0/14.0 kg||29.0/15.0 kg|
|Endcap Sensors and Options|
|Tilt Switch (±30–45°)||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|Strain Gauge Pressure Sensor (±0.1%)||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|High Precision Strain Gauge (±0.01%) Presens or Keller||Optional||Optional||Optional|
|Paroscientific DigiQuartz Pressure Sensor 1,350 m, 2,000 m, 4,130 m, 6,800 m (±0.01%)||Optional||Optional||Optional|
|Inclinometer (Tilt Sensor) Range ±90°, Accuracy: ±1°||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|High Accuracy Inclinometer Range: ±90°, Accuracy: ±0.05° over 0 - ±15°; ±0.2° over 0 - ±45°||Optional||Optional||Optional|
|Sound Velocity Sensor ±0.02 m/s Accuracy Under Calibration Conditions||Optional||Optional||Optional|
|Power for External Sensors||Standard||Standard||Standard|