HiPAP 102P

Portable acoustic positioning system for ultra-deep water perations

HiPAP 102P is the portable variant of the HiPAP 102 low frequency acoustic positioning system, which is already established as a highly accurate, reliable and flexible multi-purpose ultra-deep water acoustic positioning system. HiPAP 102P operates in SSBL mode to full ocean depth, where it measures the distance and direction to subsea transponders and computers a 3D position in local or geographical coordinates.

Portable and versatile positioning system

Designed as a portable system offering deployment platform flexibility, HiPAP 102P is easy to install on surface vessels without the need for through hull deployment. It is delivered with the HiPAP Acousting Positioning Operator Station (APOS), which provides the full range of functions for acoustic positioning and data communication, while KONGSBERG's proprietary Cymbal digital acoustic protocol provides accurate position and robust telemetry.

The system has built in motion sensors enabling calibration free compensation of vessel roll and pitch, with calibration only needed for gyro compass heading alignment. The system can be interfaced to the vessel heading sensor and GNSS system and data output to users is available in established formats. Customers can also choose the completely calibration free HiPAP 102P-MGC, which contains built-in heading and attitude sensor, while the HiPAP 102P-5 has its own MRU 5 motion sensor.

Full LBL calibration and positioning capabilities

HiPAP 102P also has full LBL calibration and positioning capabilities and can be used for position box in, calibration and positioning. It features a wide range of transponder channels and cNODE transponder models for depths down to 7000 metres and beyond.

Advanced transducer technology

The HiPAP 102P extends the series of advanced acoustic positioning systems from KONGSBERG. The technology, using transducers with tens of elements and beamforming, provides extremely high internal redundancy, reliability and a high degree of directivity. The same advanced transducer technology is utilised across the entire HiPAP family, together with digital acoustic signal processing, making HiPAP the most accurate and reliable SSBL system available.

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