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Sonardyne Mini-Ranger 2 USBL: Underwater tracking and communications system

The Mini-Ranger 2 is a versatile mid-level USBL target tracking system with advanced capabilities for data harvesting. Beyond its proficiency in tracking underwater targets, it excels in retrieving data from seabed-deployed instruments and communicating with underwater assets such as AUVs when combined with USVs. Its adaptability positions it as a valuable solution across various underwater applications.

With an impressive 995 m operating range, extendable to 4,000 m, the Mini-Ranger 2 sets the benchmark for underwater tracking. Simultaneously tracking up to 10 underwater targets, including divers, towed instruments, ROVs, and AUVs, it offers unparalleled versatility in operation.

Opting for the Marine Robotics software pack further enhances its capabilities, enabling seamless communication with subsea robotic platforms. This integration facilitates real-time position sharing and data exchange, solidifying the Mini-Ranger 2 as an ideal choice for advanced marine applications.

  • Powerful features for commercial users
  • Easy to transport, hardware comes in one box
  • Configurable for manned or unmanned vessel operations
  • Quick to mobilise, configure and uninstall
  • Shares common platform with other Sonardyne USBLs
  • 0.2% positioning repeatability using external MRU
  • 1.3% positioning repeatability using internal MRU
  • Up 10 targets tracked, simultaneously
  • 995 m tracking range; extendable to 4,000 m
  • Up to 3 Hz position update rate
  • MF frequency (20–34 kHz)
  • Sonardyne Wideband 2 digital acoustics for reliable performance in both shallow and deep environments
  • Supports Sonardyne Messaging Service for data exchange
  • Transceiver optimised for high elevation tracking
  • Performance without the cost and complexity of a deep water USBL solution
  • Perfect for nearshore operations; UXO surveys, search and recovery, structure inspection
  • Portable and quick to mobilise; a great choice for small survey vessels, moored barges and uncrewed vessels
  • 995 m operating range; extendable to 4,000 m (requires export license)
  • Optional Marine Robotics software feature pack provides command and control of AUVs
  • Works with a wide range of 6G transponders including RT 6 acoustic releases


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