Simrad GC80 Gyrocompass

The Simrad GC80 gyrocompass is the ideal solution for the advanced DP system needed in offshore industry. Shipowners as well as DP system providers all over the world have learned that the Simrad GC series gyrocompass offers the most flexible gyro compass solution on the market. A combination of a Dual- and an Expanded system, consisting of all together three gyro compasses will offer a DP vessel all the heading and control information needed for effective operations under the most harsh conditions.

System flexibility

The most flexible Gyrocompass on the market, for installation, configuration and cost. 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.

Type Approval Wheelmark IMO:A424 (XI), A694 (17).

IEC: 60945, 61162. ISO: 8728 (1997)


Dynamic error (x secant latitude) Less than -0.4 deg ±
Follow Up Rate > 75 deg/sec
Picth/Roll Angle +/- 45 deg
Setting Time < 3h
Settle point error (x secant latitude) Less than -0.1deg ±
Static error (x secant latitude) Less than -0.1 deg ±