MGC R2 Compass

Gyro Compass for ships/high-speed crafts

The MGC R2 COMPASS system is IMO type approved as a gyro compass for navigation purposes for use together with a heading and bearing repeater. Very high reliability is achieved by using Ring Laser Gyros with no rotational or mechanical wear-out parts.


  • Surface
  • Offshore
  • MGC (Motion Gyro Compass)
  • Inertial measurement unit (IMU)
  • Inertial measurement
  • Ring Laser Gyros
  • MEMS gyro
  • Sensor fusion

Optimized Applications and Communication

The system can be operated as an inertial navigation system as well as a gyro compass with output of position and heading. Linear position and velocity measurements can then be output in up to four different points on the vessel. MGC data is available through both Ethernet interface and serial lines enabling easy distribution of data to multiple users on board the vessel. Output protocols for commonly used equipment are available on five individually configurable serial lines and five Ethernet/UDP ports.

High-Performance Functionality

Incorporating High Rate Gyros (HRG), the MGC R2 COMPASS ensures exceptional performance with its sets of sensors. It is designed to meet the demands of even the most challenging maritime navigation and orientation environments. The MGC R2 operates as an advanced Heading and Attitude Reference System (AHRS) and can also output additional data such as speed and latitude data (VBW/VTG and GGA/GLL) as required for optimal functioning.

Key features

  • 0.02° roll and pitch accuracy
  • 0.1° heading accuracy GNSS aided
  • No rotational or mechanical wear-out parts
  • Outputs on RS-422 and Ethernet
  • High output data rate (200 Hz)
  • Small size, light weight and low power consumption
  • IMO type approved
  • Each MGC delivered with Calibration Certificate
  • MGC Selectable communication protocols in the configuration software


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