Teledyne RD Instruments launches new Wayfinder DVL for micro vehicles
15 September 2020
Teledyne RD Instruments announces the launch of its new Wayfinder Doppler Velocity Log (DVL). The Wayfinder has been designed to provide Doppler navigation capability for micro vehicles, which are often constrained by stringent size, weight and budget limitations. Measuring just 10 x 10 x 7 cm and weighing in at .51 kg, Teledyne RDI’s new Wayfinder is ideally suited to address the needs of our industry’s proliferation of increasingly smaller subsea vehicles.
Stephen Apsey, General Manager at Teledyne RDI explains, "Teledyne RDI has been the leader in Doppler navigation for over 25 years, providing the highest quality, most precise and reliable DVLs available to the industry’s preeminent vehicle manufacturers. We’re now bringing this technology to the next generation of micro ROVs and AUVs by drastically reducing the size and weight to deliver Teledyne quality at a price point that will meet their unique needs.”
From the outset, the Wayfinder DVL has been designed with micro vehicle manufacturers, universities, and hobbyists in mind, delivering a 200 m depth rating, ease of integration and operation, as well as self-serve online support documentation and online purchasing. The Wayfinder rounds out Teledyne’s full family of DVL products servicing the defense, commercial and academic markets.