USBL positioning systems – Ranger 2 family
Surveyors, scientists and mariners trust Ranger 2 for tracking and DP.
Track a towfish, position an ROV, DP your vessel, search the seabed or command a swarm of AUVs.
When you need to adopt Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) acoustic technology to support your underwater operations, our Ranger 2 family has the performance you need, at the investment level you can afford to get the project completed faster and more efficiently than any other system on the market. But which one is right for you; Mini, Micro or Standard?
Ranger 2 USBL. Fit, Deploy, Track
Fit a transponder to everything you want to track; fit a transceiver to your USV, boat or ship
Arrive on site and deploy your underwater assets
Start your operations, leaving Ranger 2 to take care of the tracking
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Ranger 2 USBL
Our most capable tracking and DP reference USBL, installed on a global fleet of vessels, in all water depths. It’s anything but standard.
|Operating range||Up to 11,000 m|
|Accuracy||Up to 0.04% of slant range|
|Max targets||Up to 99|
|Max update rate||1 Hz|
Micro-Ranger 2 USBL
Portable and quick to set up, Micro-Ranger 2 is perfect for your simple USBL tasks such as tracking divers, an ROV or micro AUV.
|Operating range||Up to 995 m|
|Accuracy||Up to 5% of slant range|
|Max targets||10 in sequence|
|Max update rate||3 Hz|
Mini-Ranger 2 USBL
Need to track targets further, simultaneously, and with survey-quality precision? Mini-Ranger 2 delivers on both performance and price.
|Operating range||Up to 4,000 m|
|Accuracy||Up to 1.3% of slant range|
|Max targets||10 simultaneously|
|Max update rate||3 Hz|
USBL positioning systems – Ranger 2 family case studies
Micro. For when good is good enough
Micro-Ranger 2 is our smallest ever Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) system, designed for first-time users to unpack, install and start tracking. It’s providing an easy to deploy yet important tool for monitoring coastal habitats in Australia, as Fathom Pacific’s Director and Principal Consultant Dr Adrian Flynn sets out for us.
Client: Fathom Pacific
Recovering lost history with Mini-Ranger 2
Mini-Ranger 2 offers many of the features of our top performing system, but is smaller, making it ideal for temporary use on chartered workboats. Recently, it’s been in service with James Fisher Marine Services who are helping to raise a piece of otherwise lost World War II aviation history.
Client: James Fisher Marine Services
Ranger 2 – it’s anything but standard.
With our Ranger 2 permanently installed onboard the RRS James Cook, a team from the UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) was able to significantly reduce the uncertainty around the position of their autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).
Client: National Oceanographic Centre