LinkQuest Enters Multibeam Echosounder Market

LinkQuest, USA, recently added a multibeam echosounder product into its family of acoustic instruments. The EchoSweep 300 multibeam echosounder is a high-resolution, highly robust and cost-effective swath bathymetric system for mapping the sea floor, inland waterways and reservoirs. The EchoSweep 300 system is capable of reaching up to 280 metres in range with 140 beams. It operates at 260kHz and has a swath coverage of 140 degrees. The EchoSweep 300 multibeam echosounder maps the sea floor by a sweep of very narrow acoustic beams. It can map the sea floor faster and in more detail than a single-beam echosounder, thereby significantly... (read more)
2015-11-16 09:35:10

NaviSound 110 Single-beam Echosounder

RESON has introduced the NaviSound 110 Single-beam Echosounder, a compact, low-cost single frequency digital echosounder designed for a range of hydrographic and remote operating applications. The NaviSound 110 is reliable and easy to operate. Compact and lightweight, the system is designed as a unique, paperless ‘black box’. The unit has a dedicated channel module that can be configured to operate with any commercial echosounder transducer and an affordable Side-Looking Sonar (SLS) option is also available. Delivered with a PC Windows terminal and control program, the NaviSound 110 data output is supported by all survey software packages. The control and display... (read more)
2003-10-23 12:00:00

Forth Ports to Use NORBIT Multibeam Echosounder

NORBIT has supplied Forth Ports, one of the UK’s largest port groups, with multibeam survey capability for the River Forth and the River Tay. The NORBIT iWBMSh is in place with QPS QINSy and Qimera software, along with associated sensors and training with an investment by the port business exceeding GBP250,000. NORBIT has also supplied the integrated iLiDAR system to Forth Ports, facilitating an integrated survey system allowing both bathymetric and terrestrial spatial data to be simultaneously collected by a single source system. Alan McPherson, Chief Harbour Master commented that as the statutory River Authority for the River Forth and... (read more)
2017-11-22 11:03:29

Multibeam Echosounder for Medium to Deep Water

The RESON SeaBat 7160 multibeam echosounder has been developed for marine exploration, seafloor habitat mapping and hydrographic charting in medium to deep water (3 to 3,000m). Equipped with X-Range, it provides improved system immunity to external noise. The system can operate in water depths of between 3 to 3,000 metres, offering up to 512 high-density equidistant beams with a selection of coverage modes including features such as variable and steerable swath, together with real-time pitch and roll stabilisation maximising useable swath and performance. The SeaBat 7160 also provides the collection of high-density water-column data all wrapped up in a processing... (read more)
2013-01-18 10:17:57

Bluetooth Android App for SonarMite Echosounder

The SonarMite app is an Android app designed to work with the SonarMite Bluetooth echosounder used in hydrographic surveying applications. The app is dedicated to connect to the SonarMite and facilitate most simple commands via pre-programmed buttons. Dedicated buttons give a more intuitive interface than using the dropdown keyboard or voice interface. With the demise of Hyperterminal as a standard terminal application the end user is left with little choice for a simple communications programme with serial data devices. Connecting via Bluetooth is cleaner than USB cable, as there are no wires and the connection is independent of baud rate... (read more)
2014-07-25 11:49:24

Entry-level Multibeam Echosounder WASSP S3

The WASSP S3 multibeam echosounder is purpose built for the survey and mapping market and is shipped with WASSP software for 2D/3D mapping and Polar view. The S3 will be officially launched on stand S121 at the Oceanology International exhibition in London from 15 March 2016 and shipping will commence at the same time. The WASSP S3 features new DRX digital/wideband hardware platform, touch screen compatible software, a flexible transducer cable for portability, making it easier to install in a pelican case. Users benefit of simplified installation and commissioning. There are turnkey packages available which include position/heading and motion sensors.... (read more)
2016-03-01 08:44:59

Important Rescue During New Multibeam Echosounder Test

The inspection vessel Ejnar Mikkelsen from the Royal Danish Navy recently tested a new multibeam echosounder (MBES) during a hydrographic survey, and also experienced that it was very helpful in a rescue operation. As Ejnar Mikkelsen was in the process of conducting hydrographic surveys west of the Kok Islands close to Nuuk, it was contacted by the local police who needed help for a rescue assignment in the inner part of the fjord at Nuuk. Two teenage girls had been reported missing after a fishing trip. The vessel Ejnar Mikkelsen tested the SeaBat 7111 MBES system in Greenland waters. The... (read more)
2014-11-21 07:00:00

Kongsberg Unveils New-generation Multibeam Echosounder

Kongsberg Maritime has released the EM 304, the third generation of its de facto industry-standard 30kHz multibeam echosounder system, which is used for high-resolution seabed mapping from depths of 10 metres to beyond the continental rises, deeper than 8,000 metres. Developed as a low-noise echosounder with state-of-the-art electronics, the EM 304 delivers high-quality data that requires minimal post-processing. In addition to offering increased range and resolution performance, the EM 304 introduces a broad range of functionality and new features that serve as a significant upgrade to the current generation EM 302 system. EM 302 Replacement As part of a new... (read more)
2017-12-19 09:07:12

Integrating UAS and Multibeam Echosounder Data

Creating a 3D Landscape Model of a Gravel Quarry in Germany
Knowing the volume of material present in a gravel quarry can make the difference between profit and loss. A gravel quarry in Hartheim am Rhein, southwest Germany, is partially covered by artificial lakes. To determine the volumes of the above-water gravel dumping grounds and to map the bottoms of the lakes, high-precision data captured by an unmanned aerial system (UAS) was combined with multibeam echosounder data obtained by boat. Read the full article for a description of acquisition of the two types of data, how they were integrated and the benefits for the mining company. A gravel quarry is associated with diggers, rough... (read more)
2016-04-25 10:08:32

Multibeam Echosounder for North Carolina University

Seafloor Systems, USA, has delivered a Hydrolite-MB portable turnkey multibeam echo sounder system to the NC State University Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. The Hydrolite-MB incorporates a multibeam echo sounder and ancillary devices on a portable, pre-calibrated pole mount system. The advantages include its lightweight design for ease of portability, pre-calibrated mounting of sensors, and its turnkey implementation, requiring no additional hardware or software to operate. (read more)
2012-06-11 12:03:42
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