For nearly two years the sales team at VT TSS had been receiving orders for a combined installation of its Meridian gyro-compass and its Dynamic Motion Sensor (DMS). It was, therefore, suggested to VT TSS that it would be easier if the two units could be combined in one box. They would be easier to install and easier to use, and so the company developed the Meridian Heading and Attitude System (MAHRS). One notable new attribute is the deck plane correction, which was made possible by the use of an internal algorithm that can correct the gyroscope with highly accurate... (read more)
2003-10-23 12:00:00

Range of INSs for All AUV Types

With Phins C3, C5 & C7 range, iXblue is providing fully scalable systems that cover all inertial navigation needs for any size of AUV. Based on iXblue’s silent true solid state fibre-optic gyroscope technology, the Phins Compact Family guarantees high accuracy, unrivalled reliability and proved robustness. The iXblue’s Phins Compact Family has been designed to offer the AUV industry players the ability to choose an inertial navigation system adapted to their vehicle, whatever their size and mission, from accurate navigation to survey grade. Based on iXblue’s unique Fibre-Optic Gyroscope Technology, Phins C3, C5 & C7 are fully scalable systems with... (read more)
2016-06-16 01:54:24

Meeting the Challenge of High Latitude Navigation

When conducting a routine mission to recover scientific instruments, the Norwegian Polar Institute recently offered iXBlue live Arctic testing of its products. At high latitude (North), the biggest problem is to determine the correct heading without bias. Thanks to its precision, iXBlue Phins consistently delivered performance similar to that achieved at lower latitudes. Furthermore, iXBlue gyroscopes, compensated for thermal behaviour, maintained performance even when mounted on the exterior of the vessel. iXBlue FOG has also been put to harsh real-world subsea test where GPS aiding is not available. The high latitude test was conducted onboard the International Submarine Engineering Arctic Explorer class AUV.... (read more)
2015-11-12 01:12:27

Octans Proves Successful

IXSEA has announced the successful use of OCTANS, an IMO certified survey grade gyrocompass and complete motion sensor, onboard Kockums' new SAM3 minesweeping system.     SAM 3 is the most modern and recent development in the field of remote-controlled influence minesweeping. SAM 3 is robust, resistant to underwater explosions and equipped with magnetic, acoustic and electric devices that can generate ship-like signatures.   Kockums conducted successful trials earlier this year with the Dutch, Swedish and Finnish navies, which involved track-keeping in the area outside the naval base in Den Helder, the Netherlands. The area is quite challenging due to... (read more)
2008-09-29 02:58:25

PHINS 6000 for Seatronics

IXSEA has delivered a PHINS 6000 inertial navigation system to Seatronicsl. PHINS 6000 with DVL Ready option is a subsea inertial navigation system, providing subsea vehicles with position, true heading, attitude, speed and heave.   PHINS 6000 is based on Fiber Optic Gyroscope (FOG) technology coupled with an embedded digital signal processor that runs an advanced Kalman filter. Already the owners of more than 50 IXSEA OCTANS gyrocompass and full motion sensor for use in the oil and gas offshore construction market. According to Nick Goodwin, Sales Director, IXSEA Ltd., this reflects the growing desire for additional positioning capability for... (read more)
2008-04-04 11:51:36

Ixsea at Dsei 2009

Ixsea, the world leader in Fiber Optic Gyroscope (FOG) technology, will be exhibiting at the Defence Systems & Equipment International show, which will be held from 8th to 11th September in London (UK). The company will present its navigation an positioning solutions for naval and land applications.     The Marins, specifically designed to meet the demands of the navy for high-accurate INS. Octans, an IMO-certified gyrocompass, designed with a complete motion sensor that outputs true heading, roll, pitch, surge, sway, heave, speed and acceleration. Gaps, a portable and pre-calibrated acoustic tracking system, capable to track any type of targets... (read more)
2009-07-21 01:44:50

STR Enhances Its Rental Portfolio With iXBlue OCTANS NANO

Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR) has increased its portfolio of specialised subsea rental equipment with the purchase of iXBlue’s OCTANS NANO.The OCTANS NANO subsea gyrocompass will be used in ROV and structure monitoring operations. The order is part of STRs expanding range of iXBlue navigation and positioning technology and comes hot on the heels of recent investments in OCTANS 3000, ROVINS and RAMSES. NANO is the smallest and most adept attitude and heading reference system (AHRS). It is built on iXBlue’s renowned fibre-optic gyroscope (FOG) technology and subsea instrumentation and algorithm expertise. It offers an outstanding price/performance solution within a... (read more)
2016-05-03 09:45:49

Xsens Decade of Partnership Award

Motion sensor supplier Xsens has celebrated its tenth year of business with presentation of a Decade of Partnership Award to Professor Peter Veltink. The company office near the Technical University of Twente (Netherlands) was the scene for the Mayor of Enschede to speak a few words of congratulation. The occasion was also marked by the official opening of the Los Angeles branche in the United States. The company has a special relationship with this scientist as the majority of the engineers employed by Xsens have accomplished their education with him. As Xsens has a strong cooperation with the university, he... (read more)
2010-04-20 09:36:40

Record OCTANS Month in USA

IXSEA Inc. received orders for a total of 23 OCTANS AHRS over the past month. This brings to over 70 units sold in the USA in 2008.   Launched in 1998, OCTANS became the first survey-grade fully integrated gyrocompass to meet IMO (International Maritime Organisation) standards in 2001. It is based on IXSEA's truly solid-state Fiber Optic Gyroscope (FOG) technology.   The OCTANS gyrocompass and complete motion sensor, based on FOG technology, outputs true heading, roll, pitch, surge, sway, heave, speed, acceleration and rate of turn and settles at sea in less than three minutes. In 2006, IXSEA launched the... (read more)
2008-10-10 10:51:11

iXSea Launches PHINS 6000

iXSea launched a dedicated subsea Inertial Navigation System (INS), PHINS 6000. PHINS 6000 is a subsea application for iXSea’s standard setting PHINS. It can provide subsea vessels with position (X, Y, Z), true heading, attitude, speed and heave information. PHINS 6000 is based on Fiber Optic Gyroscope (FOG) technology coupled with a digital signal processor, which runs a Kalman filter especially developed for marine applications. “Oceaneering Norway AS has already placed an order for PHINS 6000,” said Mr Binks. The order is to interface PHINS 6000 to surface Ultra-Short Baseline (USBL) systems. This can smooth and extend the capability of... (read more)
2005-12-01 12:00:00
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