Riptide Selects Teledyne RD Instruments DVL
Underwater vehicle manufacturer Riptide Autonomous Solutions has selected Teledyne RD Instruments’ (TRDI) new ultra-compact 600 kHz Pathfinder Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) to provide precision navigation capability for a recent Micro-UUV order for the U.S. Navy.
The Pathfinder delivers a small form factor, advanced features and Teledyne’s extensive track-record for delivering proven navigation solutions. Riptide’s Micro-UUV has quickly gained favor within the marine industry for its highly flexible, open source design, which provides users with an affordable platform well suited for new autonomy, power system, subsea sensor and payload development.
Bill Key, Sales Director for Riptide, said, “Our team selected Teledyne RDI’s Pathfinder DVL because it’s the smallest DVL, delivering the highest performance. This unit, coupled with our iXblue INS, will deliver a 200 percent increase in navigation performance with a minimal impact on vehicle endurance.”
Riptide continues to work closely with Teledyne RDI and other Teledyne Marine brands to integrate leading edge enabling technologies into its autonomous solutions.