A Gyro compass is a form of gyroscope, used widely on ships employing an electrically powered, fast-spinning gyroscope wheel and frictional forces among other factors utilizing the basic physical laws, influences of gravity and the Earth’s rotation to find the true north.
The gyro is designed for high precision maritime applications such as offshore operations and seabed mapping.
Simrad’s range of high-quality Gyro and GPS compasses offers something to complete every electronics system. Providing accurate and reliable data for safe navigation, our flexible IMO and non-IMO system configuration options make both new and retrofit installations into existing systems so simple.
The Simrad Gyrocompasses are the most reliable gyrocompasses on the market. With no liquids to change every other year like most other gyrocompasses, they are virtually maintenance-free.
A wide range of control units provide complete flexibility of system configuration for new installation and easy retrofit into existing repeater systems.
The standard range of interfaces can easily be expanded to provide signals for all vessel applications. The distribution of power and heading signals from the control units enables practical installation and easy retrofit.