International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Hemisphere GPS has introduced the LV100 GPS Compass Board to its product line. It is a complete GPS compass and positioning assembly featuring a single carrier board with integrated GPS antennas designed for easy integration by OEM customers.

“Our LV100 GPS Compass Board is the first all-in-one product of its kind and is an industry first” said Steven Koles Hemisphere GPS president and CEO. “The smart compact design coupled with superb reliable performance will make the LV100 stand out in the marketplace” he said.

Based on the company’s patented Crescent® Vector™ technology the LV100 integrates two GPS antennas an NMEA 2000 communication processor a single axis gyro a tilt sensor and a power supply into a single system. The dual integrated antennas provide both heading and position data and the gyro and tilt sensor improve system performance and provide backup heading information if the GPS-based heading is ever lost. The Crescent technology provides accurate code phase management and multipath mitigation resulting in accuracy and stability.

The Compass Board is ideal for a wide array of applications especially in the marine machine control and precision agriculture markets.

An alternative to traditional gyro and fluxgate compass sensors it provides precise positioning and speed measurements while being immune to magnetic interference typically present on vessels.

The LV100 costs less than marine gyros and requires no maintenance or calibration. The LV100 includes Hemisphere GPS COAST™ technology. As a result the LV100 is less affected by blocked or weak differential GPS (DGPS) signals or other signal interference because Coast can use older DGPS correction data for up to 40 minutes without significantly affecting the positioning quality.