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Sonardyne Compatt 6 Transponder

Sonardyne Compatt 6 Transponder
  • 6G Sonardyne Wideband 2
  • Dramatically faster and easier to set-up¸ calibrate and operate
  • More robust performance in shallow water and reverberant environments around structures etc
  • Real time diagnostics available on ranges to enable quality control
  • Reduced mutual interference to further improve simultaneous ops
  • Advanced multi-user / multi-vessel capability
  • More than 600 unique Wideband 1 and 2 addresses
  • Sonardyne Wideband 1 and HPR400 navigation compatible
  • Automatic power-down if not used for a programmable period
  • Autonomous sensor and range data logging mode
  • Integrated modem mode with data rates ranging from 100 to 6000 bits per second in multiple frequency bands
  • Highly reliable release mechanism
  • Omni or Directional transducer
  • Standard sensors – depth¸ temperature and MEMS inclinometer
  • Optional sensors – Paroscientific DigiQuartz pressure sensor¸ inclinometer and sound velocity
  • Field proven
  • Subsea Positioning

Compatt 6 offers significant time saving using faster and more robust Wideband 2 acoustic ranging and telemetry protocols. 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. For example, in one transmission, Compatt 6 tells the navigation system what sensors and functionality it has available as well as its complete configuration.

Sonardyne Wideband® 2 advanced signal processing offers improved acoustic performance in challenging conditions, longer range, improved multipath rejection around structures and real-time range diagnostics for quality control. Wideband 2 also reduces the interference to and from adjacent Sonardyne and other acoustic positioning systems.

Compatt 6 is fully compatible with all 6G® equipment and Sonardyne latest 6G® LBL and USBL 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.

The Type 8300 Compatt 6 is the standard length version and is based on the field proven mechanics of Compatt 5 with improvements to the endcap closure mechanisms. The design offers the perfect balance between size, acoustic output and battery life. Several depth ratings are available: 3000m, 5000m and 7000m all hard anodised aluminium alloy with protective polyurethane sleeve. Midi and Maxi (long endurance) options are also available.

Sonardyne Compatt 6 Transponder.pdf