Long-range relative positioning solution - XPR® 100
The XPR® 100 is a microwave-based system developed for DP applications in need of long-range relative positioning. With no moving parts and with its compact and lightweight design, installation is quick and agile.
Operating in the 9.2 - 9.3 GHz band, the XPR® 100 long-range relative positioning solution operates in all weather conditions, and has an unmatched performance in range and bearing accuracy. Each lightweight panel has an opening angle of 100°. XPR® accurately measures the range and bearing relatively to another XPR® system with a range up to 10 km.
XPR® 100 can utilise several sensor panels, which can be deployed on suitable locations on the vessel dependent on the construction and operation. This provides an extended operational area as well as avoidance of blind angles. Application software makes configuration and monitoring of the XPR® 100 operation easy and effective, and interfaces to remote systems like DP may either be serial lines or Ethernet based. XPR® 100 is designed to fill the need specified by IMO for DP Classed vessels.
In-built system test and verification
To reduce the risk of costly downtime, a built-in test for quick verification of the XPR® system before arriving at the location is implemented.
The XPR® 100 features a highly intuitive Human Machine Interface - HMI enabling operators to assess the quality of their positioning quickly and effectively during operation. For better visibility under different light conditions, the operator can easily select between a set of colour palettes, including a well proven night display.
KONGSBERG offers a range of different positioning solutions for use in Dynamic Positioning - DP operations. The XPR® 100 is complementary to the other technologies used, and incorporates decades of experience and application understanding.
- Support for multi-panel site for extended operational area
- Automatic built-in system test – prior to operation
- Compact and light weight panels
- Flexible location of the panels
- Easy and quick installation
- Automatic target selection
- Use of existing cabling infrastructure possible
- Customer replaceable units
- Operate in all weather conditions
- 3 year warranty
- No moving parts