A new, robust submersible GPS receiver with integrated L1 + L2 antenna has been launched for the marine survey market. The MiniPod 101G is a lightweight yet rugged product providing streamer head and tail positioning, source positioning for 3D UHR seismic operations and is suited for the positioning of subsea excavation vehicles, or towed sensors such as magnetometers, that operate in shallow waters.
The new product comes from Great Yarmouth, U.K. based Modulus Technology Ltd, part of the AAE Technologies Group, and a sister company to Applied Acoustic Engineering Ltd. Modulus is the group’s innovation division that is dedicated to developing new, cutting-edge, advanced technological products.
Though designed for operation on a floating catamaran, hydrophone or trencher etc., the MiniPod 101G will survive immersion to 10m. It is 170mm in length and 115mm diameter, and is externally powered by default but can be provided with internal power fail back-up as an option. Internal and external shock mounts protect the L1 + L2 band GPS receiver that has both wired and wireless applications.
Modulus Technology said further developments in this range will soon be available and will include a MiniPod with AHRS sensor, the MiniPod 101A, and a version with the GPS and sensor combined for complete precision, the MiniPod 101GA.