Engineered for: Seabed, Structure
DPT 6 is designed to be used as a seabed reference transponder by USBL acoustic positioning systems, installed on many Dynamically Positioned (DP) vessels.
At a glance
Compatible with HPR systems
Up to 7,000 m depth rating
Advanced multi-user/multi-vessel capability
Robust acoustic performance in noisy conditions
Real-time diagnostics available on ranges to enable quality control
The perfect choice for DP reference
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Dynamic Positioning Transponder 6 (DPT 6) supports Wideband 2 acoustic ranging and telemetry providing high accuracy positioning, robust performance in noisy and multipath conditions and easy set-up and use.
With hundreds of channels, less interference to and from other acoustic systems and multi-user capability, Wideband 2 enables easier SIMOPS vessel capability. These features of the DPT 6 help de-risk subsea operations and save vessel time and cost.
The DPT 6 is the standard length version and is based on the field proven mechanics of the previous version but with improvements to the end cap closure mechanisms. The design offers the perfect balance between size, acoustic output and battery life. Several depth ratings are available: 3,000 m, 5,000 m and 7,000 m, all hard anodised aluminium alloy with protective polyurethane sleeve. Midi (shorter) and Maxi (long endurance) options are also available. The DPT is fitted as standard with a highly reliable release mechanism to enable the unit to be deployed in a flotation collar and recovered to the surface without ROV intervention.
The DPT 6 is a midi-sized unit for deep water towfish tracking. Depth rated to 7,000 metres, the unit is fitted with a high power super directional transducer. The DPTi 6 is fitted with internal inclinometers to accurately monitor riser angles (see separate datasheet). The unit can also be used with an external inclinometer unit to monitor BOP and flex joint angles.
|Feature||Type 8301-3111||Type 8301-3113||Type 8301-5213||Type 8301-7213|
|Depth Rating||3,000 m||3,000 m||5,000 m||7,000 m|
|Operating Frequency||MF (19–34 kHz)||MF (19–34 kHz)||MF (19–34 kHz)||MF (19–34 kHz)|
|Transducer Beam Shape||Omni-directional||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)||190–202 dB (4 levels)|
|Tone Equivalent Energy (TEE)1||193–202 dB||196–208 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)||80–120 dB (7 levels)|
|Ranging Precision||Better than 15 mm||Better than 15 mm||Better than 15 mm||Better than 15 mm|
|Number of Unique Addresses Wideband 1 & 2||>500||>500||>500||>500|
|Battery Life (Listening)||Alkaline||833 days||833 days||833 days||833 days|
|Lithium||1,390 days||1,390 days||1,390 days||1,390 days|
|Safe Working Load (4:1) (Release Mechanism)||250 kg||250 kg||250 kg||250 kg|
|Dimensions (Maximum) (Length x Diameter)||With Sensor Guard||1,034 x 200 mm||1,034 x 200 mm||1,034 x 200 mm||1,034 x 200 mm|
|Without Sensor Guard||1,034 x 178 mm||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Weight in Air/Water2||23.8/11.8 kg||27.0/14.0 kg||29.0/15.0 kg||33.3/18.8 kg|
|Endcap Sensors and Options|
|Tilt Switch (±30–45°)||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|Strain Gauge Pressure Sensor (±0.1%)||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|High Precision Strain Gauge (±0.01%) Presens or Keller||Optional||Optional||Optional||Optional|
|Paroscientific DigiQuartz Pressure Sensor 1,350 m, 2,000 m, 4,130 m, 6800 m (±0.01%)||Optional||Optional||Optional||Optional|
|Inclinometer (Tilt Sensor) Range ±90°, Accuracy: ±1°||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|High Accuracy Inclinometer Range: ±90°, Accuracy: ±0.05° over 0 - ±15°; ±0.2° over 0 - ±45°||Optional||Optional||Optional||Optional|
|Sound Velocity Sensor ±0.02 m/s Accuracy Under Calibration Conditions||Optional||Optional||Optional||Optional|