Krupp Atlas Has Major Orders For Atlas Polarfix — Literature Available

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of several major U.S. and European survey and port organizations which have ordered Krupp Atlas Elektronik's new Polarfix combined range/azimuth laser based dynamic position fixing system. The Corps has commissioned a system for general inshore survey work in the Delaware area.

Among leading European authorities which have ordered systems is the Port of Huelva in Spain. It plans to carry out major harbor and channel approach surveys using Polarfix interfaced to Desco 20 echosounders and an Atlas SUSY 30/16 automated hydrographic survey system for the processing of both on and off-line data. The combination of Polarfix, Desco 20 and a SUSY 30 system also forms the basis of a fully automated Atlas survey configuration scheduled for delivery later this summer to the Faroese government survey authority, Landsingenioeren.

Newly developed by Krupp Atlas Elektronik, the Polarfix system is designed for short-range positioning applications. Using a single shore-based tracking station linked to onboard telemetry facilities, combined tracking and measuring functions are fully automatic. The system has an accuracy of 0.2m per km of measured range over distances of 5km or beyond.

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