ACOUSTIC NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR OFFSHORE POSITIONING APPLICATIONS

A block diagram of the O. R. E. TRANSNAV 6000 Acoustic Navigation System's shipboard equipment consists of an interrogation transceiver and associated acoustic transducer; a computer for processing the ranges to transponders; the necessary computer data I/O devices, and an X-Y plotter and printer for display of position. Two modes of operation are possible: either "Ship" or "Ship/Sub" mode. When only surface vessel position is being plotted the "Ship" mode is used. When both surface vessel and sub position must be plotted, the "Ship/Sub" mode is used. Basic navigation programs are available for Ship and Ship/Sub positioning. Special software and hardware can also be provided for pipeline laying (PIPELINE NAV) and for plotting the position of towed vehicles (FISHNAV).

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    Compass Publications Incorporated

    1117 North 19th Street, Suite 1000
    Arlington, VA  USA  22209
  • Authors:
    • Porta, D W
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

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  • Accession Number: 00168315
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM