Teledyne RD Instruments (RDI) announced today the release of its new Phased Array Velocity Sensor (PAVS) 150 for extended range navigation applications. The PAVS-150 is the industry's first 1000 meter depth rated compact Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) designed to provide precision velocity data at up to 500 meters of altitude above the seafloor.
Driven by customer demand, this extended range bottom tracking capability makes the PAVS150 ideally suited for aiding navigation systems on board any platform where the ability to transition from the deep waters of the open oceans to the shallow operating environments of the littoral zone is seen as a critical enabler.
Designed with the Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) in mind, the PAVS150 is compact enough to be packaged into vehicles as small as 12.75 inches (32.39 cm) in diameter and utilizes state of the art electronics to provide expanded connectivity with other sensors, while minimizing overall power consumption. In addition to UUV applications, PAVs space saving design over traditional navigation systems meets the payload restrictions onboard manned and unmanned submersibles.
The PAVS150 is available in both an inline and a right angle configuration to accommodate the needs of a variety of applications, and can also be modified to meet customized packaging requirements.