A New Laser Range/Azimuth Position Fixing System

by Werner von Buchka, Krupp Atlas-Elektronik GmbH, Bremen, West Germany,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal


The ATLAS POLARFIX is an entirely new dynamic position-fixing system for short-range, large scale surveys. It is a range/azimuth laser-based system using only a single shore-based tracking station. The measurement and tracking process is continuous and automatic. The data are transmitted to the ship by means of a built-in telemetry link. The system needs no on-shore operator since all functions of the tracking station can be remotely controlled by telemetry.

Subject Headings: Lasers | Tracking | Shores | Ships | Dredging | Automation and robotics | Navigation (waterway)

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