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Advanced Navigation has released their new subsea acoustic positioning transponder.

Subsonus Tag is a low cost acoustic positioning transponder that operates with the Subsonus USBL. It was developed to provide a low cost, fully integrated positioning capability to users across a broad array of applications.

Subsonus Tag features an integrated battery and a revolutionary acoustic processing architecture that allows it to operate for up to 18 months on one charge.

Subsonus Tag’s multi-track technology also allows up to 65,000 subsea tags to be tracked by one surface Subsonus unit. A pressure tolerant e-ink display built into the unit allows for fast identification of multiple units and their status.

The design of Subsonus Tag is fully hermetically sealed with no air cavities or connectors which provides unparalleled reliability and cost savings. Communication is via bluetooth and the unit is charged wirelessly using the same high speed Qi wireless charging found in smartphones.

Indicative pricing is approximately USD 2000/unit in low volumes.


Subsea Asset Tracking Remote Sensing
Vehicle Tracking Diver Tracking


Please see the product page at for more information or contact for pricing.

28th February, 2018

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation has recently developed the Phenomobile. The Phenomobile is a phenomic crop monitoring system which offers a non-destructive and high throughput method of measuring crop health and performance.

Advanced Navigation’s Spatial system plays a key role in the operation of the Phenomobile allowing autonomous control and geo-referencing.

Spatial is a ruggedized miniature GPS aided inertial navigation system and AHRS that provides accurate position, velocity, acceleration and orientation under the most demanding conditions. It combines temperature calibrated accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers and a pressure sensor with an advanced GNSS receiver. Spatial provides highly precise, centimetre level accuracy positioning and orientation information. The miniature design, high accuracy and low cost makes it an attractive options for a wide range of navigation & positioning applications.

In the past, farmers and agriculturalists have had to rely on time consuming and destructive methods to gather data on crop performance. “Phenomobile Lite can undertake non-destructive measurement of the above-ground canopy to measure plant height or estimate biomass or leaf area.“

Advanced Navigation’s Spatial system allows the Phenomobile to measure crop performance efficiently, quickly and economically, over time. The data can be used to examine the effects of environmental factors on crop performance and allow farmers to optimise their yields.

Watch the Phenomobile in action here.

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27th February, 2018

Advanced Navigation’s Spatial Dual system was integrated into a hydrogen electric racing car, the Forze VI.

Spatial Dual is a ruggedized miniature GPS aided inertial navigation system and AHRS that provides accurate position, velocity, acceleration and orientation under the most demanding conditions. It combines temperature calibrated accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers and a pressure sensor with a dual antenna RTK GNSS receiver. The Spatial Dual system was used to gather data for the torque vectoring system that was implemented. Spatial Dual’s high accuracy heading allowed the slip angle to be measured to determine which rear wheel required more power at each moment.

With no less than former Formula 1 racer Jan Lammers at the wheel, the Forze VI raced through 73 challenging corners, and completed the 21 kilometres of world class racing track in under 11 minutes. Never before has any other racing car with a hydrogen fuel cell completed the track so fast, making a clear statement about the potential of this technology and its place in the automotive industry. 

With the insights provided by the Spatial Dual data, the Forze VI was able to reach top speeds of 170km/h on the track. With some optimizations and tweaks, the car will theoretically reach a top speed of 220km/h, along with 0 to 100km/h acceleration within a mere 4 seconds.

Short video:

Complete lap:

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26th February, 2018

Advanced Navigation will be exhibiting at Oceanology International in March 2018. Oceanology International is a world leading ocean technology marine science exhibition and conference which will be held in London, UK.  

Advanced Navigation will be showcasing their range of industry leading navigation and positioning products which are used in a wide range of marine applications. Our products are known for their high performance, low weight, small size and minimal power requirements.

If you are interested in finding best in class navigation and positioning solutions, visit Advanced Navigation on booth B350. 

1st February, 2018
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Olex has successfully integrated Advanced Navigation's Spatial INS into their hydrographic survey vessels. Spatial is a ruggedized miniature GPS aided inertial navigation system and AHRS that provides accurate position, velocity, acceleration and orientation. It combines temperature calibrated accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers and a pressure sensor with an advanced GNSS receiver.


Olex was seeking a replacement inertial navigation system to integrate into their multibeam sonar mapping systems. They needed more accurate position & orientation data than their existing inertial navigation system could provide and also wanted to make the system more affordable to bring in customers who were previously excluded due to the high costs.


Spatial was chosen amongst other navigation systems because:

  1. Spatial offers better performance than competing systems.
  2. Spatial is much more reasonably priced than other motion sensors in multibeam sonar mapping systems offering the same or lower levels of performance.

Another key advantage of Spatial is its high compatibility with existing systems allowing it to be integrated with Atec, Wassp, HGPS and many other platforms.


The use of the Spatial system resulted in higher accuracy data and better mapping. Precise navigation data is a key focus with Spatial, promising to deliver 0.1 degrees accuracy in pitch and roll, 0.2 degrees in heading, and 5 cm or 5% in heave. All of this is done at an exceptionally competitive price making it a popular choice in the hydrographic survey market.

Experimental testing from Olex demonstrates the easy installation, accurate data & wide range of compatibility of the Spatial system to existing platforms.

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1st January, 2018

Advanced Navigation has recently expanded existing operations in the USA.

This development will result in more direct and dedicated Advanced Navigation sales people who will be better able to service the market. Investing in operations across the USA will result in faster service and more personalised sales. In addition, a new support team based in the USA has also been established providing local customers with faster support.

Advanced Navigation are still unfolding USA warehousing. This will be a significant advantage for both Advanced Navigation and its customers allowing for next day delivery. The aim is to reduce time and shipping delays for the USA market.

1st October, 2017

Advanced Navigation has recently announced the release of their GNSS Compass product.

The GNSS Compass is an all in one dual antenna GNSS/INS that provides accurate heading, position and velocity. All of this is done at a very low price point whilst providing precise figures, making it an accessible choice for many applications.

It is capable of providing accurate heading even during GNSS outages (for up to 20 minutes). This is possible as a result of the INS integration embedded into the product. Additionally, it is not subject to magnetic interference further widening its applications.

It is a plug and play unit that has NMEA0183, NMEA2000 and Ethernet interfaces making it easy to install and use. Advanced Navigation’s GNSS Compass is wheelmark certified for use on commercial marine vessels meeting the required standards of safety and performance across the EU.


  • Fully Integrated Navigation
  • Performance and Interface Options
  • High Accuracy 8mm Positioning
  • Minimized Size, Weight and Price



  • Marine
  • Automotive
  • Marine Surveying
  • Antenna Targeting


The GNSS Compass is ideal for all sorts of marine applications including racing yachts, commercial container vessels and recreational vessels. It features plug and play operation for NMEA0183 and NMEA2000 networks. It is wheelmark certified for use on commercial vessels.

Please see the product page at this link for more information.

1st August, 2017

Advanced Navigation has released a document containing detailed results of tests demonstrating the performance of their Subsonus USBL. Several tests were performed under a range of different conditions. The document is available for download from the Documentation section of the Subsonus product page.

22nd July, 2016

Advanced Navigation has announced the release of their GNSS/INS post processing software Kinematica.

Kinematica is easy to use web based GNSS/INS post processing software that allows users to process raw GNSS and inertial data after collection and achieve higher accuracy position, velocity and orientation than is possible in real time.

The software supports kinematic GNSS positioning which provides a 200x increase in position accuracy over standard GNSS with 8mm position accuracy. Dual antenna GNSS heading processing is also supported.

Kinematica processes data in forwards and reverse six times which allows it to fill any satellite outages and ignore errors that would normally affect a real time solution.Both loosely and tightly coupled GNSS/INS processing is supported and the software automatically switches between each mode depending upon the environment.

Kinematica currently supports all of Advanced Navigation's GNSS/INS products.

Kinematica is targeted at surveying, scanning and aerial photography applications that need to squeeze the maximum performance out of their systems.

For more information please see the product page at this link.

22nd January, 2016

Advanced Navigation has announced the release of their new Motus MEMS IMU.

Motus is a miniature ultra high accuracy MEMS IMU. Motus offers FOG level performance of 0.4 degrees/hour bias stability in a package that is just over 1 cubic inch in size and weighs only 26 grams. Motus features the very latest advancements in MEMS accelerometer and gyroscope technology.

Never before has such high inertial performance been available in such a small package. Motus's inertial performance exceeds some FOG IMUs and is up to 100x smaller and 10x cheaper.

Motus is fully calibrated for all sensor errors over a wide temperature range and can be software upgraded to AHRS or INS functionality. It is available in both OEM and enclosed packages.

The product is targeted at UAV surveying applications where very high performance is required with tight constraints on size and weight.

Volume pricing starts from USD 5800.

For more information, please see the product page at this link or contact

30th September, 2015