Navigation Terminal

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Navigation Terminal
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Category Machine
Power Consumption 110 kW
Disambig.png This article is about the Submarine Navigation Terminal. For the terminal controlling Drones, see Shuttle Navigation Terminal. For the command input terminal, see Terminal.

The Navigation Terminal is an installation in Barotrauma. It is an essential installation in any submarine, as it allows the crew to steer the submarine.


Using the Navigation Terminal will show its GUI, it displays an outline of the submarine and a reticle to steer the submarine.

The sonar can either be passive or active:

  • While active the submarine will send a sonar ping in a 360 degree arc, anything it bounces off will be displayed on the GUI.
    • Another option while active is Directional Ping, if enabled the submarine will send sonar pings in 30 degree arcs in the selected direction instead.
  • While passive the submarine scans for sound signatures. They can be generated by the submarine itself (nuclear reactor, engines, weapons) or underwater Creatures. These sound signatures will bounce off of their surroundings and are displayed on the GUI. The range of passive sonar depends on how loud the submarine is.

Velocity Y

The navigation terminal outputs a decimal from -100 to 100. This is adjusted by the neutral ballast level, (allowing it to go above the -100,100 limits).

E.g. neutral ballast of 0.3 would output -120 to 80

Connection Panel

Connection panel for Navigation Terminal
Hover over pins to see their descriptions.
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Connecting a power source to this input will supply the Navigation Terminal with power.
Generates sonar. Must be set to use this.
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Connecting the engines to this output will allow the Navigation Terminal to control the engines thrust, allowing the submarine to move horizontally.
Connecting the ballast pumps to this output will allow the Navigation Terminal to control the how much the ballast is filled, allowing the submarine to move vertically. This outputs -100 to 100 (adjusted by the neutral ballast value).