Fanbeam® Laser DP reference system
MDL's Fanbeam "Laser Radar" is the most widely used high accuracy position reference system for Dynamic Positioning (DP) of work vessels.
The class 1 eye safe laser system is used to continuously monitor ship to ship or ship to oil rig position in single or multi target mode.
The system is primarily used as a dynamic positioning (DP) reference sensor measuring the position of an Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) relative to an offshore structure such as a platform. Using the position data from the Fanbeam and other sensors, the DP system automatically holds the vessel on station allowing operations to take place. The system is regularly used as the primary position reference during critical short-range operations such as cargo container lifts from platform supply vessels.
The system has also been extensively used for seismic source positioning relative to geophysical exploration vessels and for positioning mine detection equipment relative to navy vessels.
The system comprises if a laser sensor with a unique vertically “fanned” output beam allowing returns to be observed from passive retro-reflective targets despite relative movement experienced on any offshore vessel. The laser is mounted on a motorised base allowing for horizontal rotation in both directions or continuously 360 in one direction°. The laser can also be tilted in the vertical plane using the built in Autotilt mechanism allowing the laser to view targets at different heights to the Fanbeam.
Fanbeam® 24 Hour Support
On-site service and support, repairs and upgrades via MDL's mobile repair team.
Office: +44 (0) 1224 246 700
Mobile: +44 (0) 7803 087 322 (24 Hr)
Van: +44 (0) 7711 722 854
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