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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
  • Directional or omni-directional beam pattern, depending on application
  • Externally configurable as transponder or responder

Applications

  • General purpose tracking and positioning deep water long range applications
  • Static and dynamic operations e.g. ROV, sidescan sonar

Technical Specification

Model Types – Physical Specification

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

Beam Pattern
SPL*
Survival Depth
Diameter
Length
Weight in air
1139
±90°
191dB
4000m
100mm
540mm
6.90kg/3.00kg
1133H
±30°
200dB
4000m
100mm
540mm
6.90kg/3.00kg

*Effective SPL is 5dB less when used with iXblue GAPS USBL systems, SPL specification is at maximum configured Tx Power.

Electrical Specification

Battery
Battery type
Rechargeable. NiMH as standard
Listening life
90 days
Operational life, AAE Sigma 2
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.
1139: 50 hours at 1.0pps
1133: 24 hours at 0.5pps

Configuration
Transmit frequency range
21 – 31 kHz
Receive frequency range
17 – 31 kHz
Turn around 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
On-board fast charger for 4 hour charge, typical. Activated and monitored via 1082 Smart Switch or 1083 Multi-Charger

USBL Compatibility

AAE 1130 Series beacons use Tone, Chirp, MFSK, DSSS and FHSS as transmission/reception protocols, allowing
cross-compatibility with many USBL systems, including:

Nexus 2, Pyxis
Sigma II spread spectrum systems
AAE Nexus Lite
Sigma 1, USBL
AAE Easytrak Alpha
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-1130 electronic bottle);
    RM91, omni-directional rated to 1500m. RM43, directional, rated to 2000m. RM15, directional, rated to 4000m. Interconnect cable for each option, 2m standard
  • Digital depth transmission when fitted with depth sensor;
    Depth sensors 100m/300m/1000m/2000m/4000m (adds D suffix to model number)
  • Floatation collar

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