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Within CARIS HIPS and SIPS, it is now possible to utilize the computed Total Propagated Uncertainty for many different sonars within the incorporated CUBE functionality.

The computation of TPU is based on the user's setup of the HIPS Vessel File with estimates of the accuracy of each individual sensor. In the TPU section of the HVF, each sensor accuracy value must be entered as 1-sigma. With the use of the TPU values in the Vessel File the user is now able to compute TPU so as to create a CUBE surface to aid in the processing of hydrographic data based on statisitical comparisons.

The sensor accuracy values provided in these pages were taken or derived from published manufacturer specifications between March 2004 and July 2004. The manufacturer reserves the right to change equipment specifications without notice.

The use of these published accuracy values should be re-evaluated periodically, as the user gains experience with the sensors and the TPU calculations.

Click here for Computation and common values of 1-sigma.

Manufacturer Model Manufacturer Accuracy HIPS Value Setting/Comments
Applanix POS MV 220 0.02m - 0.10m RMS 0.1 RTK
0.5m - 4.0m RMS 4.0 DGPS
POS MV 320 0.02m - 0.10m RMS 0.1 RTK
0.5m - 4.0m RMS 4.0 DGPS
C & C Technologies C-NAV 2000 RM 0.10m 0.07 Real-time StarFire DGPS
C-NAV 2050 < 0.10m 0.07 Real-time StarFire DGPS
Centimeter Level 0.01 RTK
CODA Octopus F180 Attitude and Position System 0.02m CEP 0.13 RTK
0.5m - 4.0m CEP 1.84 DGPS
CSI Wireless Mini Max < 1m 95% confidence 0.51 DGPS
< 5m 95% confidence 2.55
PowerMax < 1m 95% confidence 0.51
< 5m 95% confidence 2.55
GBX-12 2 to 3m (2DRMS) 1.1
GBX Pro 1m (2DRMS) 1.1
Ixsea PHINS 5 to 15m 15 With standalone GPS aiding
2 to 5 cm 0.05 With RTK differential GPS aiding
0.5 to 3m 3.0 With differential GPS aiding
Kongsberg Seatex Seapath 20 1.5m RMS or 3.3m (95% CEP) 1.5 DGPS
Seapath 100 2.2m RMS or 5m (95% CEP) DGPS
Seapath 200 0.7m RMS or 1.5m (95% CEP) 0.7 DGPS
0.01m + 1.6ppm RMS 0.01+ 1.6ppm RTK
DPS 100 1m (95% CEP) 0.64 DGPS
DPS 102 1m (95% CEP) 0.64 DGPS
DPS 200 1m (95% CEP) 0.64 DGPS
DPS 116 < 2m (95% CEP) 0.9 with SBAS Service
1m (95% CEP) 0.64 Multiref
Thales navigation 3011 GPS Compass 0.5 to 1m RMS 1.0 DGPS HF Mode
Aquarius < 0.01m 0.01 Real-time Accuracy
Aquarius² < 0.01m 0.01 Real-time Accuracy
Sagitta < 0.01m 0.01 Real-time Accuracy
DG14 3m CEP 5m 95% 1.59 Autonomous
0.9m CEP 1.6m 95% 0.87 Differential (Beacon)
1.8 CEP 3.85m 95% 1.24 Differential (SBAS)
DG16 3m CEP 5m 95% 1.59 Autonomous
0.1m CEP 0.9m 95% 0.58 Differential (Local Base Station)
0.9m CEP 1.6m 95% 0.87 Differential (Beacon)
1.8m CEP 3.85m 95% 1.24 Differential (SBAS)
Trimble AgGPS 132 sub-meter differential 1 static (year-to-year)
0.10 to 0.30m RMS 0.3 dynamic (pass-to-pass)
MS860 0.01m + 2ppm 0.01 + 2ppm Synchronized RTK
0.02m + 2ppm 0.02 + 2ppm Low Latency RTK
< 1 m 1.0 DGPS
DSM 312 < 1m RMS 1.0 DGPS
DSM 12/212 < 1m RMS 1.0 DGPS
NavCom Technology, Inc. NCT-2000D ± 0.5m RMS 0.5 Enhanced SBAS (WAAS/EGNOS)
± 0.01m + 1ppm RMS 0.01 + 1ppm RTK Positioning < 10kms
± 0.12 m + 2ppm RMS 0.12 + 2ppm Code Differential GPS Positioning < 200kms
NCT-2030M ± 0.5m RMS 0.5 Enhanced SBAS (WAAS/EGNOS)
± 0.01 m + 1ppm RMS 0.01 + 1ppm RTK Positioning < 10kms
± 0.12 m + 2ppm RMS 0.12 + 2ppm Code Differential GPS Positioning < 200kms
SF-2040G < 0.10 m RMS 0.1 Real-time StarFire Accuracy
0.5m RMS 0.5 Enhanced SBAS (WAAS/EGNOS)
0.12 m + 2ppm RMS 0.12 + 2ppm Code Differential GPS Positioning < 200kms
SF-2050 < 0.10 m RMS 0.1 Real-time StarFire Accuracy
0.5m RMS 0.5 Enhanced SBAS (WAAS/EGNOS)
0.12 m + 2ppm RMS 0.12 + 2ppm Code Differential GPS Positioning < 200kms
RT-3010S 0.5m RMS 0.5 Enhanced SBAS (WAAS/EGNOS)
0.01 m + 1ppm RMS 0.01 m + 1ppm RTK Positioning < 10kms
0.12 m + 2ppm RMS 0.12 + 2ppm Code Differential GPS Positioning < 200kms
RT-3020 0.5m RMS 0.5 Enhanced SBAS (WAAS/EGNOS)
0.01 m + 1ppm RMS 0.01 m + 1ppm RTK Positioning < 10kms
0.12 m + 2ppm RMS 0.12 + 2ppm Code Differential GPS Positioning < 200kms

Manufacturer Model Manufacturer Accuracy HIPS Value Setting/Comments
Applanix POS MV 220 0.05° 0.05 4m baseline (RTK/DGPS)
0.1° 0.1 2m baseline (RTK/DGPS)
POS MV 320 0.01° 0.01 4m baseline (RTK/DGPS)
0.02° 0.02 2m baseline (RTK/DGPS)
CDLtd MicroGyro-S ±0.07° RMS Secant Latitude Dynamic (at Sea)
±0.07° RMS Secant Latitude Dynamic (at Sea)
MiniPOS-S 0.169° Secant Latitude 0.169
MiniPOS 0.169° Secant Latitude 0.169
CODA Octopus F180 Attitude and Position System 0.025° 0.025 4m Baseline (RTK/DGPS)
0.05° 0.05 2m Baseline (RTK/DGPS)
0.1° 0.1 1m Baseline (RTK/DGPS)
Ixsea Octans III ±0.1°RMS Secant Latitude Gyrocompass
PHINS 0.01° RMS Secant Latitude with GPS aiding
0.02° RMS Secant Latitude with DVL aiding only
0.05° RMS Secant Latitude with no aiding
Kongsberg Seatex Seapath 20 0.2° RMS 0.2 Static
0.3° RMS 0.3 Dynamic
Seapath 100 0.2° RMS 0.2 1m baseline
Seapath 200 0.05° RMS 0.05 2.5m baseline
0.05° RMS 0.05 RTK
MRU 4 0.05° RMS 0.05 Static (no magnetic vehicle influence, < 60° latitude
MRU 40 1.2° RMS 1.2 Dynamic (at optimal magnetic conditions,< 60° latitude
MRU 6 0.3° RMS 0.3 Static (no magnetic vehicle influence, < 60° latitude
MRU 6 1: RMS 1.0 Dynamic (at optimal magnetic conditions,< 60° latitude
Thales navigation 3011 GPS Compass 0.5° RMS 0.5
Aquarius² 0.2°xD RMS 0.2xD D = Baseline Length in meters
Sagitta 0.2°xD RMS 0.2xD D = Baseline Length in meters
Trimble MS860 0.01m + 2ppm 0.01 + 2ppm Synchronized RTK
0.02m + 2ppm 0.02 + 2ppm Low Latency RTK
< 1 m 1.0 DGPS
VT TSS MAHRS Surface ±0.1° RMS Secant Latitude 0.5 Dynamic
Meridian Standard ±0.6° RMS Secant Latitude 0.2xD Dynamic
Meridian Surveyor ±0.2° RMS Secant Latitude 0.2xD Dynamic

Manufacturer Model Manufacturer Accuracy
Heave
Heave % Amplitude
Setting/Comments
Applanix POS MV 220 5cm or 5%
0.05
5
whichever is higher (RTK/DGPS)
POS MV 320 5cm or 5%
0.05
5
whichever is higher (RTK/DGPS)
OCDA Octopus F180 Attitude and Position System 5cm or 5%
0.05
5
whichever is higher (RTK/DGPS)
Ixsea Octans III 5cm or 5%
0.05
5
whichever is higher
PHINS 5cm or 5%
0.05
5
whichever is higher
Kongsberg Seatex Seapath 100 5cm or 5%
0.05
5
whichever is higher
Seapath 200 5cm or 5%
0.05
5
whichever is higher
  Seapath 200 RTK 5cm or 5%
0.05
5
whichever is higher
MRU 4 5cm or 5%
0.05
5
whichever is higher
  MRU 5 5cm or 5%
0.05
5
whichever is higher
MRU 6 5cm or 5%
0.05
5
whichever is higher
  MRU H 5cm or 5%
0.05
5
whichever is higher
VT TSS DMS-05 5cm or 5%
0.05
5
whichever is higher
DMS 10 5cm or 5%
0.05
5
whichever is higher
DMS 25 5cm or 5%
0.05
5
whichever is higher
HS 50 5cm or 5%
0.05
5
whichever is higher
MAHRS Surface 5cm or 5%
0.05
5
whichever is higher

Manufacturer Model Manufacturer Accuracy HIPS Value Setting/Comments
Applanix POS MV 220 < 0.05° RMS 0.05 RTK
0.05° RMS 0.05 DGPS
POS MV 320 < 0.01° RMS 0.01 RTK
0.02° RMS 0.02 DGPS
CDLtd MicroGyro-S 0.05° 0.05
MicroGyro 0.05° 0.05
MiniPOS-S 0.028° RMS 0.028
MiniPOS 0.028° RMS 0.028
MiniTilt 0.05° 0.05
MicroTilt 0.5° RMS 0.5 to ±30° at maximum update rate
(approx 40 updates / second)
0.2° RMS 0.2 to ±30° at maximum update rate
(approx 2 updates / second)
CODA Octopus F180 Attitude and Position System < 0.025° 0.025 RTK/DGPS
Ixsea Octans III ±0.01° RMS 0.01 for ± 90° ampllitude
PHINS 0.01° RMS 0.01
Kongsberg Seatex Seapath 100 0.1° RMS 0.1 for ± 5° ampllitude
Seapath 200 0.02° RMS 0.02 for ± 5° ampllitude
MRU 2 0.1° RMS 0.1 Static
0.15° RMS 0.15 Dynamic (for ±5° amplitude)
MRU 4 0.05° RMS 0.05 Static
0.1° RMS 0.1 Dynamic (for ±5° amplitude)
MRU 5 0.02° RMS 0.02 for ± 5° ampllitude
MRU 6 0.02° RMS 0.02 for ± 5° ampllitude
MRU H 0.05° RMS 0.05 Static
0.1° RMS 0.1 Dynamic (for ±5° amplitude)
VT TSS DMS-05 0.04° RMS 0.04 at ± 30° amplitude
DMS 10 0.07° RMS 0.07 at ± 30° amplitude
DMS 25 0.2° RMS 0.2 at ± 30° amplitude
DMS RP25 0.25° RMS 0.25 at ± 30° amplitude
MAHRS Surface 0.01° RMS 0.01 at ± 90° amplitude

Entry in Device Models Description Units
Applanix POS MV 220 < 0.05° RMS
0.05° RMS