Following an intensive development programme by Teledyne TSS the advanced new family of Saturn navigation systems will be available at Offshore South East Asia 2014.
Saturn is a completely new fibre optic-based range of inertial navigation, and attitude and heading reference systems developed and manufactured in the UK by Teledyne TSS. The system uses the latest developments in FOG (Fibre Optic Gyro) technology combined with advanced thermal calibration techniques that enable the company to claim new performance and price benchmarks for systems of this type.
The key to the successful development of Saturn was the realization that, as a world leader in gyro and motion sensor technology, Teledyne TSS possessed the expertise to make fibre optic gyros that are significantly more accurate than those previously available. The result is a new system that combines the well-known low cost and reliability benefits of the fibre optic gyro with the greater accuracy and durability provided by Teledyne TSS experience and development expertise in this product sector.
Saturn is available as the Saturn 10 and the Saturn 50. They have each been designed to meet the demanding requirements of marine operations both on and below the ocean surface at a cost and level of performance that competitors are expected to find difficult to match. Both surface versions meet IMO (International Maritime Organisation) carriage requirements which makes them eligible for use as the primary heading generator for all types of shipping. Because of this Teledyne TSS now believes that the Saturn name will feature widely in the maritime sectors where it meets market needs in the survey, hydrographic, dynamic positioning, superyacht and workboat markets. The subsea versions have been developed for ROV (remotely operated vehicle) navigation with DVL (doppler velocity log) and USBL (ultra-short base-line) aiding options available.
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