Portable Multibeam Technology for Seatronics

Marine electronics rental specialists Seatronics has invested USD150,000 in the latest R2Sonic 2024 Portable Multibeam system. The R2Sonic system surpasses legacy analogue equipment in terms of both performance and physical size. The R2Sonic 2024 combines a multitude of sonar applications in one very portable unit, which is depth rated to 3,000 metres. With multibeam echosounders playing an increasingly important role in the survey construction market, Seatronics believes that this recent investment will allow customers to cover a variety of sonar applications from the same unit. The R2Sonic's ability to compress beams and increase resolution, combined with the ability to select... (read more)
2010-05-26 02:06:39

Multibeam Systems for Extreme Environments

Challenges of an Ice-proof Transducer Design
The search for resources and energy reserves for the future is continuously increasing in the polar region. More and more states are trying to stake their claims and to register their rights. For the same reasons, the clarification of the exact borders of the continental loop is becoming important and is thus a subject of exact examination. The exploration of the existence of methane, in particular in polar waters, is a challenging task for the future and requires robust and reliable equipment. Survey of polar waters with the assistance of modern multibeam systems on icebreakers is a ­challenge to the... (read more)
2014-09-02 11:26:02

HYPACK & GBT Offshore Multibeam Course

On September 26th-28th, 2016 the University of Malta (Marine Geology and Seafloor Surveying) is hosting a HYPACK®/HYSWEEP® Multibeam and LIDAR hands on training course at their Valletta Campus. This training will be organized by HYPACK and GBT Offshore. The three-day Multibeam course will concentrate on HYPACK® and HYSWEEP® multibeam applications. Multibeam and Laser demonstrations will be conducted on board of the Malta Maritime Authority’s vessel. This class is limited to 20 people and runs from 8:30—17:00. For more information and to register please contact training@hypack.com (read more)
2016-08-05 08:56:23

Two Multibeam Echosounders for China

The Shanghai Da Hua Surveying and Mapping Company have ordered two more ATLAS FANSWEEP 20 shallow water mapping systems for their hydrographic surveying tasks. Most of the work is carried out for their mother company, the Shanghai Dredging Company. In addition to a former system already in use since more than ten years, the customer decided to increase the capacity of his survey fleet with two 200kHz versions ATLAS FANSWEEP 20 multibeam echosounders.The identical configuration for both systems consists of ATLAS FANSWEEP 20-200, ATLAS HYDROMAP CONTROL software for sensor steering and control, HYPACK & HYSWEEP data acquisition software, IXSEA OCTANS... (read more)
2010-08-02 02:18:36

Upgraded Multibeam for Waterway Surveys

Waterway Surveys and Engineering of Virginia Beach, VA, USA, has recently invested in an ODOM MB-1 upgrade to the ES-3 Shallow Water Multibeam Echo Sounder. The new hydrographic Multibeam system (MB-1) from Odom Hydrographic Systems fits smoothly into the form, fit and function of its predecessor with little changes physically but with improved results. The new MB-1 upgrade is aimed squarely at the user who has an ES-3 but wishes to improve to the data package. The new equipment will be in use immediately.   (read more)
2013-10-04 11:45:38

Multibeam and Laser Scan Integration

In real life, professionals were able to see how QPS Quinsy software in combination with multibeam and laser scanning facilitates inspections of quay walls and other water borders. Last week, several demonstrations were given with co-operation of the Rotterdam Port Authority. The survey vessel Freedom was for this occasion equipped with a Reson 8101 multibeam sonar and a Riegl VQ250 laser scanner. As the sonar equipment was already familiar, the interface to the laser scanner made it interesting. This device is able to collect up to 200,000 points/second in 360°, with the scanning head making 100 rotations/sec. This is an... (read more)
2010-02-11 11:32:41

Variable-frequency Multibeam Echo Sounder

Teledyne Odom Hydrographic has launched the MB1 multibeam echo sounder. This 120° sonar operates on user-selectable frequencies from 170 kHz to 220 kHz. MB1 features phase and amplitude bottom detection, 24-bit water column backscatter data, sidescan, snippets, light weight titanium and acetal construction, optional integrated motion sensor and a GPS heading system.     By collaborating with Teledyne RDI's engineering team, Odom's platform can support all features required by today's multibeam users that are typically only found in expensive high-end systems. The MB1 is the first of several new products being released in 2012.   Odom will be demonstrating the... (read more)
2012-01-09 10:21:50

MosaicHydro 5-Day Multibeam Course

Mosaic Hydrographic Services delivered a 5-day Multibeam Operator Training Course earlier this month in Sidney (BC, Canada). The training included 9 surveyors from industry and government.   According to President Mike Brisett, MosaicHydro's 5-day Multibeam Operator Course meets the needs of organisations requiring new or inexperienced field personnel to be transformed into multibeam operators capable of setting up and operating multibeam sonars, as well as post-processing the data. The March course received excellent support from CRA Canada Surveys Inc, HYPACK, RESON and QPS. CRA Canada provided its 20 foot survey launch complete with a Reson 8124 multibeam system. HYPACK provided... (read more)
2008-03-27 08:56:05

Multibeam and Imaging Sonar Demonstrations

Teledyne Odom Hydrographic and Teledyne BlueView will be performing demonstrations onboard the survey vessel Meon Surveyor during all three days of Ocean Business 2013 in Southampton, UK. Teledyne Odom will be demonstrating its new Dual Head MB1 Multibeam with integrated Hemisphere Heading RTK Positioning module, and Teledyne TSS DMS-05 Motion Sensor. Each MB1 multibeam installed on the Meon Surveyor features 120° swath width, 170 - 220kHz user selectable frequency range, 24-bit resolution, 60Hz ping rate and up to 512 beams. This new fully integrated model enables users to install and calibrate the system in a fraction of the time of... (read more)
2013-03-28 09:48:00

Introducing Cost-effective Multibeam Sonar

WASSP Ltd, New Zealand, has announced the release of its new multibeam sonar product, WASSP S (Survey). The device has been developed to bring the benefits of multibeam sonar to the survey, dredging and scientific research markets. In a versatile and cost-effective package, WASSP S provides accurate and reliable real-time seafloor and water column information in an intuitive user interface. Compatible with Hypack & QINSY software, WASSP S is IHO Order 1A Compliant, attaining the system third-party validation of depth accuracy and target detection. WASSP Ltd CEO, Gareth Hodson says that the WASSP S is aimed for dredgers and hydrographic... (read more)
2012-08-07 10:52:43
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