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POS MV Surfmaster

Manufacturer: Applanix Corporation
Measurement Category: Location, Motion
Operating Environment: Above Water, Splash Zone
Version(s): Several versions available, with differing accuracies. Higher complexity, accuracy systems available from Applenix
Mounting: Rack mount; submersible; multiple component system.
Communication Protocol: Ethernet, RS-232
Operating Mode: Free Streaming, Polled
Power Supply Type: VAC, VDC
Power Specification: 120/230 VAC at 50/60Hz: 40 W; 10-34 VDC, 35W;
External Input: 1 Auxiliary GNSS Input; Base GNSS correciton inputs; 2 Event inputs, TTL pulses.


POS MV is a user-friendly, turnkey system designed and built to provide accurate position, heading, attitude, heave, and velocity data of your marine vessel and remote sensing equipment. With over one thousand systems deployed worldwide, POS MV is field-tested and proven in all conditions. POS MV blends GNSS data with angular rate and acceleration data from an IMU, and heading from GPS Azimuth Measurement System (GAMS) to produce a robust and accurate full six degrees-of-freedom position and orientation solution.

Instrument Measurements

  • Heading (Orientation)
  • Roll and Pitch (Orientation)
  • Geodetic Position (Position)
  • 3-Axis Acceleration (Translation)
  • 3-Axis Velocity (Translation)
  • 3-Axis Position (Translation)
  • 3-Axis Angular Acceleration (Rotation)

Measurement Specifications
Heading: +/- 360 deg, Heading Accuracy: 0.06 with 4 m baseline Heading Update Rate: up to 200 Hz Pitch/Roll: +/- 90 deg, Pitch and Roll Accuracy: 0.04 deg Pitch/Roll Update Rate: up to 200 Hz GPS Position Accuracy: 0.1 m to 2 m, system dependant. GPS Update Rate: up to 200 Hz

Optional Sensors

No optional sensors provided. Please add sensors.

Notes, Considerations & Recommendations

Custom configured solution. Requires POSView Software and POSPac MMS Post-processing software. Higher level systems available. See Applenix website for additional details on higher accuracy systems.

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