The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has added its third integrated dual head multibeam survey system to its range of hydrographic survey equipment.
HPA conducts around 900 surveys per year in the port of Hamburg, and it uses its smallest survey vessel Deepenschriewer IV primarily for multibeam surveys for depth control and documenting in shallow water areas.
For this purpose, MBT, MacArtney Germany, has supplied, installed, and set to work a dual head multibeam echo sounder system that includes high-resolution multibeam echo sounder Teledyne RESON SeaBat T20-R, a Valeport SWiFT sound velocity profiler and a Valeport UltraSV.
The dual head Teledyne RESON SeaBat T20-R multibeam echo sounder configuration provides uncompromising survey data in a compact package designed for small vessel use. It is an all-in-one, fully flexible and fully integrated survey system allowing for fast mobilization, minimal interfacing and low space requirements. It is fully frequency agile from 190 to 420 kHz which ensures improved swath performance and reduced survey time.
Representing a seamless workflow, the Valeport SWiFT sound velocity profiler features rechargeable battery and LED status indicators for easy and fast downloading, reviewing, and translation of data into common SVP formats wirelessly. The Valeport UltraSV offers an advanced and exchangeable sound velocity sensor and is ultra-fast, ultra-compact, and ultra-dependable. The scope also consists of RTK GNSS and inertial sensor as well as a QINSy hydrographic data acquisition, navigation and processing software package.
The units are intended for coastal, harbor and inland hydrographic survey use. Featuring superior acoustic quality and high accuracy, this dual head survey system enables easy and quick downloading and sharing of data relevant in relation to hydrographic surveying.
MBT, MacArtney Germany, provides customer-specific solutions, installation and training in hard- and software. Our core competences comprise oceanographic, geophysical, and hydrographic measuring instruments and systems. So far, MBT, MacArtney Germany, has also equipped Deepenschriewer II and the Deepenschriewer III with a high resolution dual head multibeam echosounder. The Deepenschriewer II uses a SeaBat T20-P and the Deepenschriewer III a T50-P to fulfill the high demands of HPS.