IXSEA Launches ROVINS, Combination of Gyro Compass and Inertial Navigation System

by OldSailor on April 6, 2009


IXSEA IXSEA launched ROVINS, a combined survey-grade gyro compass and full featured Inertial Navigation System (INS) on March 31 at Ocean Business 2009 in Southampton, U.K.

Some interesting features of ROVINS are:ROVINS

  • Gyro + INS = ROVINS
  • Uses Fibre Optic Gyroscope (FOG) technology of their OCTANS gyro compass and PHINS (Photonic INS) ‘strap-down’ inertial technology.
  • Designed specifically for offshore survey and construction activities.
  • Suitable for depths up to 3000 metres.
  • Can provide accurate position, heading and attitude information for surface or subsea operations.
  • As there is no spinning element, it is robust and truly maintenance free.
  • It’s integral web based configuration software offers an instant interface via any web browser.
  • Applications
    • ROV & Offshore Survey
    • Multi-beam and Sonar Motion Reference
    • Dredging
    • Subsea Engineering

For more information, log on to IXSEA.

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