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Gyro Compass systems

The most versatile gyro compass from KONGSBERG.

The MGC is a maintenance-free and IMO type approved gyro compass that can be used as a stand-alone unit or as an IMU in other systems.  

The Motion sensor and Gyro Compass (MGC) integrates KONGSBERG’s well proven Motion Reference Unit (MRU) with high-end gyro compass technology, making it a reliable and accurate solution that meets all navigational requirements. 

Experience from customer with the Motion Gyro Compass

PRODUCT RANGE

MGC R1 MGC R2 MGC R3 MGC R4 MGC R5
Roll/pitch accuracy 0.05° 0.02° 0.01° 0.008° 0.008°
Heading accuracy(speed aided) 0.25° x sec.lat 0.15° x sec.lat. 0.08° x sec.lat. 0.04° x sec.lat. 0.02° x sec.lat.
Heading accuracy (GNSS aided/ Integrated nav) 0.2° x sec.lat 0.1° x sec.lat. 0.04° x sec.lat. 0.025° x sec.lat. 0.008° x sec.lat.
Heading settling time to data available <5 min from start-up <5 min from start-up <5 min from start-up <5 min from start-up <5 min from start-up
Heading settling time to full accuarcy 30 min from start-up 17 min from start-up 17 min from start-up 8 min from start-up 8 min from start-up
Position drift(GNSS aided/Integrated nav) 5 nm/h 2 nm/h 0.4 nm/h 0.25 nm/h