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Key Features

  • AAE Sigma II bi-directional spread spectrum technology
  • User configurable Tx power and Rx Gain
  • Multi-Fire common interrogate capability
  • MiQ data telemetry functionality
  • Quick, easy configuration
  • On-board fast charger for typical 8 hour charge time
  • Survival depth to 4000m as standard

Applications

  • General purpose tracking and positioning applications in deeper water or challenging environments
  • Static and dynamic operations e.g. Deep water ROV, subsea cable burying applications

Technical Specification

Model Types – Physical Specification

Housing material; Hard anodised aluminium, with clear protection sleeve and stainless steel cage

Beam Pattern
SPL*
Survival Depth
Diameter
Length
Weight in air
1162
±15°
208dB
4000m
130mm
652mm
14.80kg/6.60kg

*Effective SPL is 5dB less when used with iXblue GAPS USBL systems

Electrical Specification

Battery
Battery type
Rechargeable. NiMH as standard
Listening life
90 days
Operational life, AAE Spread Spectrum
Dependent on pulse rate and operational mode
Spec at max operating power, position only. Operation life will increase with lower power and decreased repetition rates.
1162: 24 hours at 1.0pps

Configuration
Transmit frequency range
21 – 31kHz
Receive frequency range
17 – 31kHz
Turnaround time
Auto select upon protocol. User defined
Transmit pulse width
Auto select upon protocol
Transmit Power Level
User programmable
Receiver Gain
User programmable
Refresh rate
>1Hz
Multi-Fire
10 IDs
MIQ data telemetry
Navigation + Data @ 800Bps payload
Fixed RS232 interface @ 9600, 8, N, 1

External Inputs
Connector type
MCBH5M 5-way connector
Responder key
+ 5 to 25 Volts
External power
22 to 35 Vdc@120mA
Charge
Onboard fast charger for 4 hour charge, typical. Activated and monitored via 1082 Smart Switch or 1083 Multi-Charger

USBL Compatibility

AAE 1160 Series beacons use Tone, Chirp, MFSK, DSSS and FHSS as transmission/reception protocols, allowing cross-compatibility with many USBL systems, including:

AAE Nexus, Nexus 2, Pyxis
Sigma 1, Sigma 2 spread spectrum systems
AAE Easytrak
All models, tone systems
iXblue
GAPS USBL
Kongsberg
HPR/HiPAP

Options

  • Compatibility with USBL systems not listed above
  • Non-rechargeable batteries (alkaline)
  • Remote transducer (supplied with Model BCN-1160 electronic bottle); RM15, directional, rated to 4000m. Interconnect cable, 2m standard
  • Depth sensors 100m/200m/300m/ 1000m/2000m/4000m (adds D suffix to model number)

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