Positioning Equipment Rentals

WSM 6G Directional / Omni-Directional

The WSM 6G directional and omni-directional beacons are used for positioning ROVs, towfish, and other mobile underwater targets. Both the directional and omni-directional beacons utilize Sonardyne’s Wideband WBv2 and WBv1 signals, and can be used in either a transponder or responder configuration.

The compact and rugged design is based on the field proven WSM mechanics and is available in MF Directional and MF Omni-Directional versions. The latest Sonardyne Wideband®2 signal technology has been incorporated, which offers superior ranging accuracy and fast USBL position updates.

In addition to supporting new Sonardyne Wideband®2 signals, WSM6 also supports WBv1, traditional Sonardyne tone, HPR300 and HPR400 channels. The configuration is programmed via dedicated setup software and a serial link. This allows the WSM6 to be configured for use with all of the popular MF frequency acoustic navigation systems.

Notable Features

  • Wideband V2 and V1 signals
  • Choice of 1,000 m or 4,000 m depth rating
  • Choice of Omni-Directional or Directional beam-shape with class leading acoustic power output
  • Channel selection via serial data port by PC
  • Transponder or Responder operating modes
  • Depth sensor for improved USBL positioning performance
  • Long-life NiMH battery
  • Compact and rugged design
  • Windows based software for test and setup
  • External on/off switch for ease of use and storage

Additional Features

A number of acoustically controlled digital I/O lines are also provided for custom use, typical applications include mission abort and emergency ballast jettison control.
Okeanus Science & Technology, LLC, is a rental, sales and services company, with in-house equipment manufacturing and engineering capabilities for the oceanographic and subsea professional.


255 Equity Blvd.
Houma, LA 70360, USA

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11989-A FM 529
Houston, TX 77041, USA

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