Easytrak Nexus Shines in Korea
Applied Acoustics’ Field Engineer Mark Eccleston is recently back from Korea where he lead a training course covering all operational aspects of the new Easytrak Nexus, the latest USBL tracking system from the company. KORDI, the Korean Maritime and Ocean Engineering Research Institute, purchased the system unit following comparative trials over the summer months and it was put through its paces in the waters of Geoje Bay, SW of Busan, this October.
“The Korean engineers were very pleased with Nexus,” said Mark. “It has lots of special features which make it really flexible and versatile, and now with multiple target tracking and Spread Spectrum Technology for improved range stability, its accuracy could be demonstrated very clearly. Although my Korean is very limited, anyone could see the performance was good – the system spoke for itself.”
As with all Easytrak systems, Nexus works with a variety of Applied Acoustics’ underwater targets and beacon types including pingers, responders, release and positioning transponders. The Broadband Spread Spectrum Technology, which rejects unwanted reflected signals, makes operations easier in challenging locations such as the shallow waters of ports and harbours.