All-in-one vehicle guidance and navigation system
Engineered for: AUV, ROV, Towfish, USV
Need reliable surface and subsea vehicle guidance and navigation but you're tight on space? SPRINT-Nav Mini fuses AHRS, DVL, INS and depth data into a single, lightweight instrument, giving you fast, precise and robust navigation, guidance and control information.
At a glance
213 mm tall by 148 mm in diameter; the industry’s smallest all-in-one hybrid acoustic-inertial subsea navigator
Hybrid DVL-INS synergies dramatically improve both robustness and performance compared with standalone instruments.
Fly higher - 500 kHz DVL maintains bottom lock at up to 200 m altitude
Replaces four separate instruments; AHRS, DVL, INS and pressure sensor - saving you cost, cabling and payload
Easy to integrate, simple to operate, web UI for configuration
Mini in size, big in performance
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4,000 m rated version in titanium (left), SPRINT-Nav 300 m rated version in POM-C (right)
Mounting plate, choice of top or bottom mounting location
500 kHz DVL, 0.3/200 min/max altitude
14-way primary CRE connector providing required connectivity, plus a 7-pin auxiliary connector. Custom connectors on request
Benefits of SPRINT-Nav Mini for your operations
Low power and small, it's the ideal size for installing on all size ROVs as well as USVs undertaking data harvesting missions in shallow water and around offshore structures which often block GNSS signals.
It provides your towfish, diver swim-boards, swimmer delivery vehicles and low-logistic AUVs with continuous, high grade navigation to keep your mission on course, even in navigation denied environments.
Because it's cheaper than the four separate sensors it replaces (AHRS, DVL, INS and pressure sensor), it's a cost-effective solution for your research platforms where budgets need to stretch as far as possible.
SPRINT-Nav Mini is the world’s smallest hybrid acoustic-inertial technology. An all-in-one vessel and marine robot navigation instrument with performance beyond its size. It replaces the need for separate AHRS, DVL, INS and depth sensors so there’s less cabling and fewer connectors to keep check of. But it’s not only simpler to mobilise, it’s also cheaper than those four sensors it replaces.
Measuring just 213 mm in height (only fractionally taller than some competing DVL-only instruments), 148 mm in diameter and weighing in at approximately 3.6 kg in air for the 300 m rated unit – or 7.1 kg for the 4,000 m depth version – for something so small, SPRINT-Nav Mini packs a big punch for all your underwater ocean robot applications.
SPRINT-Nav Mini is powered by the same hybrid acoustic-inertial navigation algorithm you’ll find inside our established SPRINT-Nav family. This combines the strengths of all the sensors contained within to provide robust, precise and accurate outputs. It continues to work even in challenging environments and provides a continuous stream of positions, orientation, velocities, depth and altitude at up to 200 updates per second.
SPRINT-Nav Mini arrives pre-calibrated from the factory, meaning there is no need to manoeuvre your vehicle every time the unit is mobilised. SPRINT-Nav Mini does the thinking for you, all in a single plug-and-play unit. Turn it on, give it a latitude, and away you go.
However, despite its extremely small size, it’s still a true north seeking gyrocompass which won’t drift over time unlike MEMS-based systems. The output can be fed directly to your own (or a third party) user interface or vehicle control software. The simple Web User Interface makes setup and configuration painless. It could not be any simpler.
Two depth ratings are available; a 300 m, and a 4,000 m depth-rated unit. There is also a side-connector option depth rated for 300 m and measuring only 183 mm in height making it ideal for tight spaces on small platforms
SPRINT-Nav Mini Guidance provides orientation, velocity, depth and altitude required to support station-keeping and ROV DP applications.
Where conventional INS outputs are also required, SPRINT-Nav Mini Navigator is the option of choice, outputting latitude and longitude in addition to all the guidance outputs at a user-selected update rate.
Ideally suited for subsea vehicle guidance, control and navigation
Size, weight and power optimised; perfect for all size vehicles
Powered by our class-leading SPRINT hybrid navigation engine
Gyrocompass simplicity with hybrid acoustic-inertial navigation Performance
Cheaper than the four separate sensors it replaces; AHRS, DVL, INS and pressure sensor
300 m and 4,000 m depth rated options
Navigator variant provides 0.05% error for distance travelled
Heading accuracy 0.5° secant latitude (0.1° Navigator variant)
0.02° Pitch/Roll accuracy
Better than 0.4 cm/s velocity precision (<2 m/s at 50 m altitude)
0.3/200 m min/max altitude
0.1% FS depth
Up to 200 Hz output rate
213 x 148 mm, 3.6 kg weight in air (300 m version), 7.1 kg (4000 m version)
Acetal Copolymer (300 m) or Titanium (4000 m) housing construction
Mounting plate, choice of top or bottom mounting location
11-pin Size-A CRE connectors x 2. Custom connectors on request
Side-connector variant with 14-pin and 7-pin Size-A CRE connectors
User friendly Web UI makes it easy to integrate and simple to operate
What’s in the box: SPRINT-Nav Mini, mounting plate, test lead and cable tail
Warranty: 1 year return to Sonardyne service centre
ITAR Controlled: No
UK Export License: TBC
SPRINT-Nav Mini case studies
Extending the limits of autonomous systems
Improving the endurance and navigational precision of underwater autonomous systems, while also reducing costs, could provide disruptive capability in the subsea monitoring and inspection space. Geraint West, Ocean Science Head of Market, explore the challenges and solutions.
Client: National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and L3Harris ASV
DVL aiding – in the harshest environments
Operations involving large vehicles or equipment close to the seafloor can pose a challenge for most traditionally mounted navigation systems. For many applications in these environments, mounting the Doppler velocity log (DVL) with an unobstructed downward view to achieve bottom lock is particularly challenging. Not any more.
Clients: UTEC and DeepOcean
|Feature||SPRINT-Nav Mini – Guidance||SPRINT-Nav Mini – Navigator|
|DVL Aided||Typical Survey||n/a||0.05%|
|Distance from Origin||n/a||0.30%|
|Altitude Min/Max||0.3/200 m||0.3/200 m|
|USBL & DVL Aided||Precision Improvement||n/a||Up to 5x better|
|Heading (Secant Latitude) with GNSS or USBL, and DVL||0.50°||0.10°|
|Heading (Secant Latitude) with GNSS or USBL or DVL||0.50°||0.15°|
|Roll and Pitch||0.02°||0.02°|
|Angular Rate Range||±450°/s||±450°/s|
|Velocity Precision (<2 m/s at 50 m Altitude)||<0.4 cm/s||<0.4 cm/s|
|Depth accuracy||0.1% FS||0.1% FS|
|Power Requirements||24 V dc, 10 W nominal||24 V dc, 10 W nominal|
|Data Storage||32 GB internal memory||32 GB internal memory|
|Serial Ports/Protocol||3x RS232||3x RS232|
|Other Ports||Ethernet, UDP/TCP, WebUI, 2 x trigger inputs (1PPS/DVL trigger)||Ethernet, UDP/TCP, WebUI, 2 x trigger inputs (1PPS/DVL trigger)|
|Mechanical Construction||300 m||POM-C||POM-C|
|Dimensions (Diameter x Height) (incl. connectors and mounting ring)||300 m||148 x 213 mm||148 x 213 mm|
|4,000 m||148 x 213 mm||148 x 213 mm|
|300 m (side connector)||n/a||148 x 187 mm (174 x 187 including connector)|
|Weight Air/Water||300 m||3.6/0.7 kg||3.6/0.7 kg|
|4,000 m||7.1/4.2 kg||7.1/4.2 kg|
|Depth Rating||300/4,000 m||300/4,000 m|
|Operating Temperature||-5 to 50°C||-5 to 50°C|
|Storage Temperature||-25 to 55°C||-25 to 55°C|