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Sonar Technology to Be Used to Detect Sharks in the US

A state-of-the-art sonar system first developed and deployed by Shark Mitigation Systems (SMS) in Australia is now being recommended for use in Southern California, where an increase in the shark population has been observed.   While shark attacks in California are rare (there have been 177 documented shark incidents in California since 1950, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife), the number of shark sightings has been on the rise. Some of the predators on the western U.S. coastline can measure up to 12 feet in length, posing a threat to surfers and beachgoers.   In

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First Ever USV-supported Cable Route Survey

Sea offshore Alaska. The project was mobilized immediately following a 9,000km nautical charting survey by Terrasond, of which 4,750km (53 percent) was executed by an ASV Global C-Worker 5 autonomous surface vehicle (ASV). The cable route survey required a new payload including a hull mounted multibeam sonar, a sub-bottom profiler, and a towed sidescan sonar with 250m of armored sonar cable. The payload swap on the ASV was integrated, calibrated, and demonstrated in the field in less than 48 hours. A total of 1,220 km of cable route survey lines was then successfully executed by the ASV C-Worker 5 system

Martin Klein with a Klein  multibeam side scan sonar. “We were proud that side scan was able to finally replace the old wire drag technology.” (courtesy Martin Klein and the MIT Museum)

Klein's Side Scan Sonar, Then and Now

The company known today as Klein Marine Systems, Inc. has origins stretching back to the 1960s when Marty Klein, who many consider to be the father of side scan sonar, began building his own devices from his home in Lexington, Mass. As this iconic subsea technology company approaches 50, MTR speaks with Marty Klein as well as Klein Marine System’s general manager, Frank Cobis.    When did you realize you were destined for a career in the subsea world? Marty Klein: Wow. It started back in 1961 when I was a senior at MIT and I had to do a thesis. I like to build things, but I

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Case Study: Surveying the Hennepin Wreck in Lake Michigan

Klein’s multipurpose System 3000 is a simultaneous, dual-frequency side scan sonar that can be used to conduct a variety of survey applications in shallow and deep water. With operating frequencies of 100 and 500 kHz, the 3000 is designed for long range seafloor reconnaissance and object identification.    In 2007, while working for famed author Clive Cussler, Ralph Wilbanks of Diversified Wilbanks Inc used a Klein System 3000 to conduct a search for the lost flight of Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 2501, which disappeared in 1950 under mysterious circumstances. During this search

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L-3 Klein to Showcase System 5900 Advance Multi-Function Sonar Platform

At the Sea-Air-Space 2013 Show being held April 8-10, 2013, L-3 will display its Klein S5900 Side Scan Sonar which is now in rate production. L-3 will also answer questions concerning its full line of side scan and multi-beam sonar products. The MIL/COTS S5900 Side Scan Sonar represents Klein’s advanced multi-function sonar platform and includes the following key features: high resolution multi-beam side scan sonar, swath bathymetry sonar, gap filler sonar and integrated tow body sensor and subsystems. The sonar employs advanced signal processing techniques and superior acoustic design to

Curtiss-Wright Winch Systems for US Navy Sonar

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division has been selected by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems to provide its winch system technology for use in a new Variable Depth Sonar (VDS) for the U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class.   Raytheon recently announced that it had been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to develop the VDS, a mission-critical anti-submarine warfare asset that will be deployed from the LCS to locate and track submarines. Curtiss-Wright joins Raytheon's agile, dedicated team of industry experts committed to advancing the design to a full Pre-Production Test

EdgeTech Offers Sonar Training Seminar

EdgeTech, a company in high resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology, will be holding its annual sonar training seminar in New Bedford, Massachusetts September 23-25, 2014. The course will cover sonar theory, operational training, system maintenance and post processing data for all of EdgeTech’s standard side scan sonar, sub-bottom profiling and combined systems. The three-day seminar includes 2.5 days of classroom instruction and half a day at sea. Topics and systems to be addressed include the following: 4125 Side Scan Sonar: Shallow water side scan sonar

EdgeTech Announces 2013 Sonar Training Seminar

EdgeTech, a high resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology provider, will hold its annual sonar training seminar in New Bedford, Massachusetts September 24-26, 2013. The course will cover sonar theory, operational training, system maintenance and post processing data for all of EdgeTech’s standard side scan sonar, sub-bottom profiling and combined systems. The format for the three-day seminar includes two days of classroom instruction and one day at sea. Topics and systems to be addressed include the following: •4125 Side Scan Sonar: Shallow water side scan sonar

3100 Portable Sub-bottom Profiler (Photo: EdgeTech)

EdgeTech to Host Sonar Training Seminar

High resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology company EdgeTech will be hold its annual sonar training seminar in New Bedford, Massachusetts October 6-8, 2014.   EdgeTech said the comprehensive course will cover sonar theory, operational training, system maintenance and post processing data for all of its standard side scan sonar, sub-bottom profiling and combined systems.   The format for the three-day seminar includes 2.5 days of classroom instruction and half a day at sea.    Topics and systems to be addressed include the following: 4125 Side Scan

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Side Scan Sonar Operations and Maintenance Training Seminar

L-3 Klein Associates, Inc., a side scan sonar equipment company, announced their Side Scan Sonar Operations and Maintenance Training Seminar being held from October 29-31, 2013. The three-day seminar will be conducted at L-3 Klein’s Facility in Salem, N.H. The training will include two days of classroom instruction and one day of on the water training. Lunch will be provided daily. This seminar is geared to the operator, as well as to the manager, who wants a better understanding of Side Scan Sonar techniques. The course is open to any user of side scan sonar regardless of brand, experience

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L-3 Klein to Host Side Scan Sonar Seminar

L-3 Klein Associates, Inc., a producer of in Side Scan Sonar equipment, announced it will host a Side Scan Sonar Operations and Maintenance Training Seminar from October 20-22, 2015.   The three-day seminar will be conducted at L-3 Klein’s Facility in Salem, N.H. The training will include two days of classroom instruction and one day of on the water training. Lunch will be provided daily.   The seminar is geared toward operators and managers seeking a better understanding of side scan sonar techniques. The course is open to any user of side scan sonar regardless of brand, experience

MMT's Surveyor Interceptor ROV (Photo courtesy of EdgeTech)

EdgeTech Delivers Sonar for MMT Surveyor Interceptor ROV

EdgeTech has delivered a new sonar system for MMT's high-speed Surveyor Interceptor ROV (SROV), the company announced today. The EdgeTech system is a dual frequency side scan sonar operating at 600/1600 kHz combined with a sub-bottom profiler operating at 1-10 kHz. The side scan sonar includes custom Multi-pulse (MP) and Dynamically Focused (DF) capabilities. To ensure customers can take full advantage of the high-speed capabilities of the MMT Surveyor Interceptor ROV, the sonar needed to be able to produce high quality images while operating at higher speeds than typically seen with work class or

MTR100 '13 L-3 Communications Klein Associates

11 Klein Dr., Salem, N.H 03079 Tel: (603) 893-6131 Email: [email protected] Website: klein.com CEO/President: John Cotumaccio Vice President: Michael Mitchell Engineering Director: Ronald Allen Number of Employees: 55 L-3 Klein Associates is a leading supplier of side scan sonar equipment, and waterside security and surveillance systems to navies, shipbuilders, secure installations, researchers, oil & gas explorers, and hydrographers all over the globe. It manufactures and develop advanced Sonar systems and technologies and is continuing to work with its customers, industries

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L-3 Klein to Host Side Scan Sonar Training

L-3 Klein Associates, Inc. will hold a three-day Side Scan Sonar Operations and Maintenance Training Seminar from May 19-21, 2015 at L-3 Klein’s Facility in Salem, N.H.   Organizers said the seminar is geared to the operator, as well as to the manager, who wants a better understanding of Side Scan Sonar techniques. Training will include two days of classroom instruction and one day of on the water training; lunch will be provided daily.   The course is open to any user of side scan sonar regardless of brand, experience or occupation.   Topics covered will include:

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UK Royal Navy Contracts SEA for Sonar Support

Cohort plc company SEA won a contract by the UK Ministry of Defense (UK MoD) to provide support to a range of UK Royal Navy acoustic and sonar underwater systems fitted to the surface and sub-surface fleets. The two year deal to deliver the MoD Underwater Systems Architecture Advisory Service (USAAS) combines all Maritime Combat System Underwater Electronic Warfare (MCS-UEW) sonar support and advice requirements within a single program for the first time.   It is valued at around $1.27 million and will task SEA with providing advice and support for the Sonar 2150; Sonar 2054 Inboard Replacement;

Founded by Marty Klein in 1968, in a small factory in Salem, NH, Klein Associates became the first commercial manufacturer of side scan sonar in the world.

MTR100: L-3 Communications Klein Associates, Inc.

.com    W: www.L-3Klein.com    CEO/President: Frank Cobis    No. of Employees: 50    Founded by Marty Klein in 1968, in a small factory in Salem, New Hampshire, USA, Klein Associates became the first commercial manufacturer of side scan sonar in the world. Since then, L-3 Klein Associates has become the leading supplier of side scan sonar equipment, and waterside security and surveillance systems to navies, shipbuilders, secure installations, researchers, oil & gas explorers, and hydrographers all over the globe. L-3 Klein is a leading

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Seatronics Adds M3 Multibeam Sonar to Rental fleet

Seatronics Pte Ltd, an Acteon company, has purchased Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd’s M3 Sonar System to add to its Asia Pacific rental fleet. The purchase is part of an ongoing investment by Seatronics into cutting-edge technology to support its global marine equipment rental fleet growth and marks a significant improvement in Seatronics’ advanced sonar imaging and profiling capabilities. Offering multiple sonar functional capabilities in a single compact housing, the M3 Sonar is a multibeam system that provides high-resolution and easy-to-interpret images by combining the rapid refresh rate

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