Teledyne TSS has now perfected the Saturn AHRS and INS (Attitude and Heading Reference System and Inertial Navigation System) so that it is now market ready and the company will be offering it for sale commercially for the first time at Offshore South East Asia (Singapore, 2-5 December) The first versions of the Saturn system were previewed at Oceanology in London in March since when a small number of trial versions have been subjected to regular and demanding use offshore with different types of client. The trial programme has enabled any glitches and design weaknesses to be identified and the sales team is now confident that Saturn is ready to enter the market where it will meet the expectations of even the most demanding customers.

The Saturn product family is based upon fibre-optic technology developed and manufactured by Teledyne TSS. The family also incorporates advanced digital signal processing and algorithm design to deliver a highly accurate and reliable product to meet the demanding needs of the marine market. All units are compact, lightweight in both air and water and provide a unique alternative to existing products on the market.

As a world leader in gyro and motion sensor technology, Teledyne TSS has used its significant in-house expertise, coupled with feedback from industry, to launch the market-ready product at OSEA. It is now available at a highly competitive price and, being FOG-based and without any mechanical components, it has no requirement for servicing or routine maintenance. This is known to represent a considerable saving in cost and inconvenience to customers.

As the first phase of a comprehensive product development programme, Teledyne TSS is now able to offer four versions of the Saturn family with two basic grades of accuracy that are available in both surface and subsea configurations. The Saturn 10 systems are designed to support the offshore construction, ROV, surface navigation and multibeam survey sectors where reliability, competitive pricing and performance are essential. The Saturn 30 systems are designed as a solid-state attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) for primary surface and subsea navigation. They are compact and highly reliable units which make them ideal for all sizes of vessel and especially for smaller craft such as fast ferries, yachts and small patrol craft where space is at a premium.

Teledyne TSS has over a century of experience in the maritime industry. As a well-known supplier of marine gyros and marine instrumentation products it is a trusted and respected company, known to work with its customers and to so it can supply reliable and accurate products at a competitive price. The company’s headquarters are located in a purpose-built modern facility in Watford, UK, where it also produces a wide range of motion sensors and subsea pipe and cable detection systems and from where it controls a global network of representatives, distributors and service facilities.

For more information please visit: www.teledyne-tss.co.uk

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