New Gyrocompass with INS Technology

Oceanology International 2014 sees the launch of a new range of Gyrocompass products based on the well proven Motion Reference Unit (MRU) technology from Kongsberg Maritime’s sensor ‘Powerhouse’, Kongsberg Seatex.

2014.03.12 - New Gyrocompass with INS Technology

The first model available is MGC R3, which includes three Ring Laser Gyros (RLGs) and three linear accelerometers providing highly accurate readings suitable for demanding applications such as seabed mapping.

MGC R3 complements the well-established and comprehensive range of Motion Reference Unit (MRU) models for high-end offshore and survey applications. MGC R3 has Inertial Navigation System (INS) capabilities with embedded north seeking algorithms and outputs both raw (gyro and accelerometer) and processed sensor data including heading, roll, pitch, heave and position.

Intuitive Human Machine Interface (HMI) and easy configuration tools allow for easy deployment, and data are distributed via Ethernet and serial lines to ensure efficient distribution to multiple users on board the vessel. Measurements can be referred to up to four different locations on the vessel such as sonars, heave compensated Launch and Recovery System, cranes, etc.

Source: Kongsberg

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