Drone for Aquatic Habitat Surveys

BioSonics and The Oceanscience Group (USA) have released a portable, remotely operated habitat-mapping survey boat, the Z-Boat 1800MX. A combination of Oceanscience's remote hydrographic survey boat and BioSonics' MX echosounder, the Z-Boat 1800MX allows researchers to obtain quantitative measurements of aquatic vegetation and substrate distribution without the expense and effort of launching a manned boat. With the Z-Boat's position displayed on navigation software on the shore acquisition computer in real time, guiding the boat along planned survey lines is aided by on-board GPS. Simultaneously, BioSonics Visual Acquisition 6 software provides the operator with instant bathymetry and vegetation data courtesy of... (read more)
2014-02-12 09:55:49

Z-Boat with MB1 Multibeam Demonstrated

Teledyne Oceanscience, in partnership with Teledyne Odom Hydrographic, unveiled a demonstration of a multibeam echosounder-equipped Z-Boat 1800 autonomous remote survey boat at the U.S. Hydro 2015 Conference in National Harbor, MD, USA. With the Teledyne Odom MB1 on board, up to 512 beams may be configured in a 120deg swath, representing a potentially enormous improvement in data availability versus the previous single-beam sonar options. Conference attendees were able to drive the Z-Boat using the manual shore control system and simultaneously observe their survey tracks and bathymetry data on the shore PC. With on-board computing powering the multibeam echosounder and HYPACK®... (read more)
2015-04-20 09:18:11

Triton Expands Industry-Standard XTF Format

Triton Imaging, Inc has released of enhancements to its industry-standard eXtended Triton Format (XTF) specification. The new Version 18 of the XTF specification adds two new sonar manufacturer-specific datagrams to the standard format. The first expands XTF to satisfy the special requirements of some single-beam echosounders as well as the newer technology of multi-transducer echosounders. The second improvement modernises XTF to accommodate the latest generation of side scan sonars that use a weighting factor to improve dynamic range and increase image quality. (read more)
2006-05-06 12:00:00

Triton Expands Industry-Standard XTF Format

Triton Imaging, Inc., a leader of seafloor search and survey software products, released enhancements to its industry-standard eXtended Triton Format (XTF) specification. The new Version 18 of the XTF specification adds two new sonar manufacturer-specific datagrams to the standard format. The first expands XTF to satisfy the special requirements of some single-beam echosounders as well as the newer technology of multi-transducer echosounders. The second improvement modernizes XTF to accommodate the latest generation of side scan sonars that use a weighting factor to improve dynamic range and increase image quality. (read more)
2006-05-10 12:00:00

Triton Enhances XTF Format

Triton Imaging, Inc has announced the release of enhancements to its eXtended Triton Format (XTF) specification. The new Version 18 of the XTF specification adds two new sonar manufacturer-specific datagrams to the standard format. The first expands XTF to satisfy the special requirements of some single-beam echosounders as well as the newer technology of multi-transducer echosounders. The second improvement modernizes XTF to accommodate the latest generation of side scan sonars that use a weighting factor to improve dynamic range and increase image quality. (read more)
2006-05-02 12:00:00

Kongsberg EN250 for HOV

After the delivery of two Kongsberg hydrographic systems for HOV vessels, Bennex Holland BV has now received an order for a Kongsberg EN250 single beam echosounder with spare parts and an in-house developed interface for connecting four 50kHz transducers with special interfacing to the onboard computer systems. This special interface contains data information and indicates which transducer is connected to the echosounder system. For many years Bennex Holland BV has been developing special interfacing for several applications inside acoustic systems for the RDN. The new system will be delivered in October 2003. (read more)
2003-11-11 12:00:00

Multi-beams and Single Beams for Royal Netherlands Navy

Simrad bv has been awarded a second contract by the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) for delivery of 3 EM3002 dual-head high-resolution Multi-beam (MB) systems and 2 EA400 Single-beam (SB) 38/200-kHz echosounders. The MB and SB systems will be installed on the survey launches for assisting the two naval hydrographic survey vessels, which are already equipped with EM3000 dual-head MB and EA600 SB echosounders. The MB and SB systems will work with the third-party data acquisition software QINSy. Delivery and commission is planned for December 2005. (read more)
2005-11-10 12:00:00

New ROV Survey Package

Kongsberg Maritime has introduced an EM 3002 ROV Survey Package. It consists of a complete suite of imaging, positioning and communication hardware and software, and has been designed for straightforward installation and mobilisation on any ROV. The package includes: EM 3002 single- or dual-head multi-beam echosounder HIPAP 500 or 350 (P) SSBL acoustic positioning system Hydro Acoustic Inertial Navigation (HAIN) and motion-sensing system bathymetric sensor doppler log. Based on the EM 3002 multi-beam echosounder, this new package is capable of providing highly detailed pictures for close-up inspection work and detailed and accurate mapping, as well as acoustic imaging of the... (read more)
2005-12-05 12:00:00

Hardware and Software Updates at Seafloor Systems

Seafloor Systems has added a second SeaBat T50-P to its multibeam echosounder rental pool. On the software side, the company has released SonarMite drivers for Trimble Access Field Software. The SeaBat T50-P was launched in 2015 as the new addition to the leading SeaBat T-series product range engineered from the ground up to evolve with each business. Combined with the Portable Sonar Processor the SeaBat T50-P provides according to Seafloor Systems unsurpassed survey data, providing faster operational surveys and reduced processing time. Seafloor’s SonarMite-MILSpec and SonarMite DFX singlebeam echosounders now work seamlessly with Trimble Access survey system. From GNSS, scanning, and optical... (read more)
2016-06-06 02:29:46

SeaBat Users Conference

The RESON Group, in conjunction with TOYO Corporation, held a SeaBat Conference in Tokyo the end of April. The event was extremely well attended with 130 participants from all over Japan. Lecturers were joined by RESON and TOYO personnel in the full day review of sonar systems, applications, installations and new technologies. Lecturers and presentations included: ‘New Data Measuring & Process Method by Multibeam Echosounders’, by Dr. Akira Asada, University of Tokyo ‘Necessity of Topographic Survey of Coral Reef’, by Dr. Yasuo Furushima, JAMSTEC ‘Hydrographic Survey Standard for Multibeam Echosounder’, by Mr. Isamu Okazaki, Fukken Co., Ltd. ‘BELUGA System –... (read more)
2005-06-03 12:00:00
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