GPS Intelligent Buoy Systems
GIB (GPS Intelligent Buoy) portable tracking system was developed by ACSA in
France. Surface buoys and compact pingers are used to measure the
time-of-flight of acoustic signals and locate the pinger to high degree of
accuracy. These pingers may be mounted on one or more remotely operated
vehicles (ROVs), autonomouse underwater vehicles (AUVs), divers, or other
underwater subjects. The GIB Systems are the first and only systems to offer
true real-time GPS tracking underwater.
The GIB system is composed of :
A set of 4 to 12 buoys. Two designs of buoy are available, a smaller buoy (15
kg--33 lbs) for coastal areas or a larger buoy ( 60 kg--130 lbs) for offshore
Acoustic pingers. The frequency range of pingers compatible with GIB systems
ranges from 8 to 50 kHz.
1 Control and Display Unit (a laptop, deck unit containing all the necessary
electronics and 3 antennas).
The main advantages of the GIB system are:
Fast installation on board non dedicated ships,
Easy to deploy & recover, no calibration,
Real-time multi-subject tracking capabilities,
Single meter accuracy in 3D,
Accurate time stamping of positions and payload data,
High repetition rate.
For rapid, simple deployment in an area of 500
m by 500 m and 100 meter depth we recommend the
system. This system can track multiple subjects, such as a diver and an
ROV, for up to 8 hours.
For large tracking areas, up to 2 nautical
miles square and long duration missions, the
GIB-Plus is an ideal choice.
Aquatic : The tracking Graphical User Interface
The GIB Systems use AQUATIC, a true graphic user interface (GUI) which provides
a user-friendly interface for underwater tracking and monitoring.
Self-diagnostic & configurable alarms assist the operator for effective mission
tools and automatic report generation are created for used in mission debriefing
Data acquisition & storage in real-time is carried out with using robust and
automatic hard disk storage.
- GIB systems interface
- Real-time data acquisition & storage
- Underwater tracks calculation & display
- Post-processing advanced tools
- Automatic report generation
Key features :
- Advanced tracking algorithms
- C-MAP vector chart compatible
- User-friendly GUI