Nano is Sonardyne’s smallest ever Ultra-Short Baseline (USBL) transponder designed to track divers, man-portable AUVs, towed platforms, underwater drones and ROVs throughout their mission.
Nano operates in the Medium Frequency (MF) band and is therefore compatible with Sonardyne’s family of Ranger 2 USBL topside systems; Micro, Mini and Standard.
Measuring around 160 mm in length, 55 mm in diameter and weighing under 200 grams in water – depending on the exact version you’re using – Nano can fit on the smallest of vehicles or can be carried by a diver.
Nano’s built using the same Wideband 2 signal technology platform you’ll find in our award-winning 6G product line to enable reliable acoustic communications in all operating environments, accurate position fixes and a continuous stream of location updates.
Nano features a 90-day quiescent battery ideal for long term deployments and recovering lost assets. When being actively tracked it gives more than 12 hours of battery life at a position update rate of once a second.
When purchasing Sonardyne’s Micro-Ranger 2 USBL system, two Nanos are included as standard. Users can choose between the NFC or connector version at no additional cost.
- 2nd generation design; extended battery life and 500 m depth rating
- NFC, connector and OEM housing options
- NFC version is just 160 mm long by 55 mm in diameter
- Depth rated to 500 m
- Easy to fit to divers, ROVs, equipment and AUVs
|Feature||Type 8262 Nano NFC||Type 8262 Cabled||Type 8262 Nano OEM|
|Operating Range||995 m||995 m||995 m|
|Depth Rating||500 m||500 m||n/a|
|Transducer Depth Rating||n/a||n/a||500 m|
|Operating Frequency||MF (19–34 kHz)||MF (19–34 kHz)||MF (19–34 kHz)|
|Transducer Beam Shape||Omni-directional ±130º||Omni-directional ±130º||Omni-directional ±130º|
|Source Level (re 1 µPa @ 1 m)||184/175 dB||184/175 dB||184/175 dB|
|Range Precision||Better than 15 mm||Better than 15 mm||Better than 15 mm|
|Communication Interface||USB in dock||RS232, 3V3 TTL||RS232, 3V3 TTL|
|Depth Sensor||50 bar abs +/-0.7% FS||50 bar abs +/-0.7% FS||50 bar abs +/-0.7% FS|
|Power Supply||USB dock||12–28 V dc||12–28 V dc|
|Power Consumption||Wideband Listening (Battery)||n/a||5 mW||5 mW|
|Wideband Listening (Ext. Power)||n/a||20 mW (including trickle charge)||20 mW (including trickle charge)|
|Battery Charging||n/a||60 mW to 2.5 W (depending on battery charge state)||60 mW to 2.5 W (depending on battery charge state)|
|Peak (During Transmission)||n/a||<30 W SMS, <20 W Modem||<30 W SMS, <20 W Modem|
|Battery Life||Quiescent Listening||>90 days||>90 days||>90 days|
|1 Sec Ping Rate||>12 hours||>12 hours||>12 hours|
|Battery Charge Time||12 Hours||12 Hours||12 Hours|
|External Connections||n/a||Subconn MCIL8M||Molex Microfit|
|Transducer Wire Length||n/a||n/a||150 mm (6”)|
|Operating Temperature||-10 to 45°C||-10 to 45°C||-10 to 45°C|
|Storage Temperature||-20 to 55°C||-20 to 55°C||-20 to 55°C|
|Dimensions||Length x Diameter||160 x 55 mm||192 x 55 mm||n/a|
|Transducer (Length x Diameter)||n/a||n/a||72 x 49 mm|
|PCB Board Assembly (Length x Width x Height)||n/a||n/a||95 x 43 x 42.5 mm|
|Hole Centres (M2 clearance – Length x Width)||n/a||n/a||71.5 x 35 mm|
|Weight in Air/Water||486/149 g||584/162 g||n/a|
|Weight (OEM)||PCB in Air||n/a||n/a||138 g PCB + 12 g cable|
|Transducer in Air/Water (Estimated)||n/a||n/a||200/150 g|