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HPT 2000

USBL tracking and communications transceiver (HF frequency)

Engineered for: Vessel

HPT 2000 is a high frequency (HF) USBL transceiver that's used as part of a Mini Ranger 2 system to position Sonardyne TZ/OBC transponders deployed during shallow water seismic cables. The design is optimised for high elevation tracking.

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Use it with Mini-Ranger 2 USBL

Optimised for high elevation tracking in shallow water

Easy to deploy on temporary over-the-side set up

Ethernet comms for fast position updates

Excellent corrosion resistance

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Engineered for shallow water seismic surveys

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HPT 2000 offers significant advantages for survey operations in coastal and near shore regions where simultaneous positioning of transponders attached to transition zone/ ocean bottom seismic cables at high elevation tracking is required in low noise environments.

The advanced multi-element processing enables transponders to be positioned more precisely, more quickly and more robustly due to improvements in signal processing algorithms. When used as part of a complete Mini-Ranger 2 USBL system, heading and inertial navigation sensor, class leading performance is achieved.

The integral MTi-30 Xsens sensor provides pitch, roll and heading data that automatically compensates for the dynamic motion of the vessel, removing the need for an external sensor and pre-use calibration.

Manufactured in Aluminium Bronze, HPT 2000 is intended to be fitted temporarily or permanently to a vessel’s through-hull or over-the-side pole.

The full hemispherical coverage optimises performance in shallow water environments boosting transmissions and receive sensitivity in the horizontal axis.

Ethernet connectivity enables the system to function over existing ship network wiring for rapid installation.


Feature Type 8221
Operational Frequency HF (33 –50 kHz)
Transceiver Performance Operating Range 500 m
Acoustic Coverage Full 180°
Range Precision Better than 15 mm
Positioning Repeatability External MRU All transceivers tested to better than 0.2% of slant range 1 Drms / 0.14% 1 Sigma
Positioning Repeatability Internal Xsens Pitch and Roll All transceivers tested to better than 1.3% of slant range 1 Drms / 0.9% 1 Sigma
Source Level (dB re 1 µPa @ 1 m) 194 dB
Electrical 48 V dc (±10%), typical 15 W, maximum 120 W
Communication Ethernet 100 Mbps
Operating Temperature -5 to 40°C
Storage Temperature -20 to 45°C
Mechanical Construction Aluminium bronze
Dimensions (Height x Diameter) 310 x 234 mm
Weight in Air/Water 19.4/9.5 kg

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Engineered for shallow water seismic surveys