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Tracking and Communicating with Multiple Manned Submersibles

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LinkQuest has a long-standing working relationship with Triton Submarines LLC, located in Vero Beach, Florida, a manufacturer of state-of-the-art personal luxury submarines for superyacht owners who want to explore the world beneath the waves. LinkQuest has delivered a number of TrackLink 1500 USBL tracking systems with integrated acoustic modem function to Triton Submarines over the past few years. Those TrackLink systems not only allow for surface ship-based personnel to track the positions of the manned submersibles but also allow for the crew inside the submersible to communicate with the ship-based personnel through the integrated acoustic communication function. The acoustic communication data are integrated and piggybacked with the USBL acoustic tracking signals. By doing so, acoustic interference is avoided and the user?s experience is enhanced. 

Recently, LinkQuest expanded the functions of the TrackLink 1500 systems to allow for surface ship-based personnel to track and communicate with multiple manned submersibles in the same area from a single transceiver on the ship. This new function allows operators of the submersibles to manage and use the submersibles in a more efficient way. Additionally, LinkQuest has also recently rolled out a new TN1510BH-AM transponder with high power acoustic modem transmission. The high power transponder has further improved the performance of the system over a long tracking and communication range.

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