Workhorse Navigator Doppler Velocity Log

The industry standard for Doppler navigation

Workhorse Navigator Doppler Velocity Log

Workhorse Doppler Velocity Log Traditional underwater navigation systems provide only periodic position update that can leave you uncertain as to where your ROV/AUV, or vehicle is located.

Teledyne RD Instruments revolutionary Workhorse Navigator DVLs fill in these gaps with high rate, high precision navigation data, using patented BroadBand bottom tracking algorithms. Now you can feel confident that you know your exact underwater location at all times – even in deep water.

Teledyne RDI’s DVLs can also be customized to meet your specific mission requirements.
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Key Specifications

kHz: 300 kHz 600 kHz 1200 kHz
Depth: 3000m (6000m optional)
Min Altitude: 1.0m 0.7m 0.5m*
Max Altitude: 200m 90m 30m

*Enhanced low altitude bottom tracking down to 25cm is available for 1200 kHZ systems

View our brief multimedia presentation detailing the DVL’s capabilities
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Workhorse Navigator Datasheet (low resolution)
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Navigation Product Selection Guide
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Application Information

DVL Applications/Platforms
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Product Features

The compact and powerful Workhorse Navigator provides:

  • Patented BroadBand processing technology, providing users with both short and long-term high-precision velocity data
  • Reliable and accurate high-rate navigation and positioning data
  • Proven bottom-detection algorithms, and single-ping bottom location,for robust and reliable bottom tracking over indeterminate terrain
  • Superior low-altitude bottom-tracking capability
  • Real-time current profiling data
  • Full suite of sensors including:
    • Bottom track velocity
    • Water track velocity
    • Altitude: 4 individual measurements
    • Error velocity (data quality indicator)
    • Temperature
    • Heading/Tilt
    • Acoustic echo intensity
    • Pressure and depth (optional)
    • Current profiling (optional)

DVL Applications/Platforms


Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (AUV) » More info

ROV platform

Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) » More info

military and research surface vessels

Surface Ships » More info

manned submarines

Manned Submarines » More info

tow vehicles

Tow Vehicles » More info

DVL FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

Explorer vs. Workhorse
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