Simple program for finding coordinates for HiPAP LBL (long baseline) transponders used for DP reference systems. Designed for ultra deep water drilling operation. All coordinates are in UTM – Universal Transverse Mercator geographic system. Ideal for use with HiPAP/HAIN reference systems (High Precision Acoustic Positioning/Hydroacoustic Aided Inertial Navigation) based on cNode transponders. (SPT/MPT beacons are up to 700m water depth). Please choose radius of beacon circle, just remember as rule of thumb is recommended that radius is between 15% and 20% water depth.
Program is calculating pairs on mN/mE for array 2×5 beacons, 2×4 beacons and 2×3 beacons. First column in bearing, second Northings and last Eastings.
This layout will will pretty much allow you to use any BOP heading without transponder being in shadow zone.
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Now code available on GitHub: https://github.com/kramer2
Added 2 more layouts of array (2×5,2×4 and 2×3) [on Greg request,thx man!]