Marine-Certified GNSS Receiver Provides Positioning for Offshore Applications

By Mike Ball / 17 Sep 2019
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VERIPOS LD8 marine GNSS receiverVERIPOS, a developer of assured positioning solutions for the oil and gas industry, has announced the launch of its new compact and robust LD8 GNSS receiver, designed to provide precise positioning and heading for offshore systems such as AUVs (autonomous underwater vehicles) and ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) in applications such as seismic, oil and gas, construction, and hydrographic survey.

The LD8 supports all GNSS constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, NavIC, SBAS, L-Band), providing uninterrupted satellite availability, and continuous correction data reception. The system is marine-certified, allowing it to be integrated with dynamic positioning systems for high performance in demanding environments. The receiver can be configured using an integrated web-based interface or via VERIPOS’ Quantum visualization software, which offers real-time position monitoring.

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Correction services can be accessed that are broadcast via L-Band from up to three satellites simultaneously. VERIPOS correction services include the Apex5 multi-constellation Precise Point Positioning (PPP) service.

Dr. David Russell, VERIPOS Marine Segment Portfolio Manager, commented: “Leveraging expertise from NovAtel (also part of Hexagon Positioning Intelligence), the marine certified LD8 is an industry-leading GNSS technology platform that delivers exceptional functionality to meet the demands of our marine customers.”


Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact