MTR100 '13 BioSonics
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BioSonics has manufactured scientific echosounders for more than 34 years. BioSonics first introduced fixed-location hydroacoustic fish monitoring in 1980. Clients include hundreds of federal, state, and provincial agencies, research institutions, and private sector entities worldwide.
BioSonics technology centers around focused, split beam and single beam hydroacoustics. Core products are the DT-X and MX series mobile echosounders for fisheries and aquatic habitat assessment. Digital transducers with superior signal to noise ratio, extremely low side-lobes, and sophisticated multi-frequency, multi-channel systems are some of the unique technology advantages offered. Recent innovations include:
• In partnership with Liquid Robotics, development of the Wave Glider DT-X SUB – A persistent, long-range hydroacoustic data collection system that is self-powered and capable of trans-oceanic surveying, with automated data collection and reporting capabilities.
• Development of entirely new echosounder system and specialized data processing/visualization software – The MX Aquatic Habitat Echosounder and Visual Habitat Software for aquatic vegetation, substrate classification, and bathymetric assessment and mapping.
• Custom-built automated salmon counting system for the Quinault Nation utilizing split-beam DT-X technology and programmable pan/tilt aiming software
• DT-X SUB autonomous submersible echosounder deployed in SCINI ROV for Moss Landing Marine Labs.
(As published in the July/August 2013 edition of Marine Technologies - www.seadiscovery.com)