Teledyne RDI 600Khz Workhorse Navigator DVL

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  • Rental
  • Sale (ex rental)

Teledyne RDI 600Khz Workhorse Navigator DVL – Available for rental, hire and ex-rental purchase from Ashtead Technology.

The Workhorse Navigator is the industry’s first choice for precision navigation applications. Teledyne RDI’s highly acclaimed Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) provides precise velocity and altitude updates for a wide variety of underwater tasks. The highly flexible design allows the unit to be used in a standalone configuration or integrated with other navigation systems.

The compact and powerful Workhorse Navigator provides: - Patented BroadBand processing technology, providing users with both short and long-term high-precision velocity data - Reliable and accurate high-rate navigation and positioning data - Proven bottom detection algorithms, and single ping bottom location, for robust and reliable bottom tracking over indeterminate terrain - Superior low-altitude bottom tracking capability - Real-time current profiling data

Key features

  • Acoustic echo intensity
  • Altitude: 4 individual measurements
  • Bottom track velocity
  • Current profiling (optional)
  • Error velocity (data quality indicator)
  • Heading/Tilt
  • Pressure and depth (optional)
  • Temperature
  • Water track velocity

Technical specifications

Std dev at 1m/s1±0.3cm/s
Std dev at 3m/s1±0.5cm/s
Std dev at 5m/s1±0.6cm/s
Long-term accuracy±0.2%±0.1cm/s
Minimum altitude0.7m
Maximum altitude90m
Velocity Range±10m/s
Velocity Resolution0.1cm/s
Ping rate7Hz max
Accuracy±0.3% ±0.2cm/s
layer sizeselectable
Minimum range0.7m
Maximum range50m
Operating temperature-5 to 45°C
Storage temperature-30 to 75°C
Depth rating3000m or 6000m
Dc Input20-50VDC, external supply (48VDC typical)
Current0.4A minimum power supply capability
Peak power @ 24VDC21w
Peak power @ 24VDC3w
Compass:±2° @ 60° dip, 0.5g
Tilt±0.5° up to ±15°
Temperature:-5° to 45°C
Configuration4-beam Janus array convex transducer, 30° beam angle
CommunicationsNMEA0183, ASCII or binary outputs at 1200 115,200 baud user-selectable; serial port is switchselectable for RS232 or RS422
Trigger inputs1) ASCII; 2) RDS3; 3) low latency


Size244.5 x 225.2 x 225.2 mm9.6 x 8.8" x 8.8""
Weight in air15.8kg (3000m), 20.1kg (6000m)34.8lbs (3000m), 45.9lbs (6000m)
Weight in water8.8kg (3000m), 13.6kg (6000m)19.4lbs (3000m), 29.9lbs (6000m)