Multibeam Sonar Systems News

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NORBIT Scores 'Major' Sonar Systems Order in North America

Oslo-listed marine sensor provider NORBIT, has said it has won a "major order" from a governmental customer in North America.The order includes multiple NORBIT multibeam sonar systems, iWBMSh STX, which is a turnkey multibeam sonar system to be used for 3D and 4D bathymetric surveys and seafloor mapping, NORBIT said."The value of the order is approximately NOK 11 million [USD 1,1 million ] and the order is expected to be delivered from the Oceans segment during the third quarter this year," NORBIT said.The company did not say who the client was.This is the second contract award

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Picotech's Man-Portable Multibeam USV

survey vessels with a very simple mechanical interface. It is supported by industry standard acquisition and processing software and is ideal for use in surveying ports, harbours, tidal barriers, bridge footings, dams and reservoirs.Picotech Ltd have set the standard for low-power, low-cost multibeam sonar systems and this new product sees them reach new sectors in the market. The PicoPOD system operates to a sounding depth of 240m and has a maximum swath width of 408m.  Its features include a PicoMB-120 Multibeam with Integrated Applanix POS MV, Windows 10 IoT Embedded PC, Valeport UltraSV,

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WASSP Updates S Series Multibeam Sonar

WASSP Multibeam has announced the release of two new firmware updates, CDX 4.0 and DRX 6.0, for its S Series multibeam sonar systems designed for the survey market, including dredging, dive site profiling, wreck hunting and many other survey activities.These updates will add a number of new functions to WASSP systems currently in use and, in most cases, can be installed by the user free-of-charge.A new Compensation Control adjusts for sea temperature and salinity, ensuring that the seafloor remains flat irrespective of different absorption losses in the water column.Whether using CDX or a third-party

Dr. Steve Pearce (Photo: ASL)

ASL Hires Acoustics Scientist Pearce

multipath interference while preserving the seafloor return, and the effectiveness of these methods was established through theory, simulation, and numerous field studies.Prior to joining ASL, Pearce was a System Engineer at Kongsberg Mesotech and managed projects relating to singlebeam and multibeam sonar systems. At Mesotech, he gained experience in many aspects of the product lifecycle, including requirements gathering and refinement, hardware and software design, design verification and field testing, manufacturing and customer support

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

.   Please tell me a bit about yourself, your career and how you came to Klein Marine Systems? Frank Cobis: I’ve been in the marine technology industry basically my entire career; more than 30 years. I started in the early ’80s with a company that manufactures deep-water multibeam sonar systems, SeaBeam Instruments. I worked for SeaBeam through the early 2000s under several different ownerships. In this timeframe, both SeaBeam and Klein were acquired by L-3 Communications, and the two companies were merged based on their complementary technology and close proximity – we&rsquo

From left to right: Jakob Prei, EVA-320 and Kaja (Photo by Marko Kesküla)

Case Study: Surveying Wrecks around Estonia

is to ensure safe navigation in Estonian waters. It is extremely important to identify all possible navigational hazards, including wrecks. Some of these wrecks, especially those lost during WWII, pose a potential environmental threat because of their cargo and fuel. High resolution Multibeam sonar systems help find and identify such wrecks. Below are some examples of wrecks surveyed using a Teledyne RESON SeaBat 7125.   About the Estonian Maritime Administration Hydrographic Department The Hydrographic Department of the Estonian Maritime administration was founded in 1993. Its primary

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Teledyne to Showcase New Tech at OI North America

monitor after going through a small converter box. Built with the same depth rating options, inside the same Titanium housing and behind the same Sapphire window as the L3C-HD, the L3C-HDX only enhances the capabilities of Teledyne Bowtech’s underwater camera products.    MULTIBEAM SONAR SYSTEMS - TELEDYNE RESON  Teledyne RESON introduces four new multibeam sonar systems: the Integrated Dual Head SeaBat T20-R & T50-R and the modular SeaBat T20-R & T50-R Multibeam Sonars. These new multibeam sonars are all built on the cutting edge SeaBat T-series platform which delivers

OINA 2017 to Feature New ‘BlueTech’

at OINA 2017 in San Diego CA. In addition to its full line of instruments, imaging, vehicles and interconnect products, the company will promote the newest product developments from across its brand portfolio including; the Teledyne Oceanscience rapidCAST underway profiling system, four new multibeam sonar systems from Teledyne Reson, a new line of acoustic releases by Teledyne Benthos and new underwater cameras from Teledyne Bowtech, new ADCP and DVL technology from RD Instruments and the latest technologies from Teledyne Gravia and Teledyne Impulse-PDM. Within AUVs and ROVs, California start-up

Erik Anderson (Photo: EdgeTech)

Anderson Joins EdgeTech

from Florida Atlantic University, Master of Science in Hydrography and Category “A” International Hydrographic Certification.   Anderson has over 10 years of experience in the field of marine surveying working with equipment such as side scan sonars, single beam and multibeam sonar systems.  While at NOAA his roles included planning, acquisition and processing of important survey data and ultimately held a lead hydrographic position overseeing the review and sign-off of approximately 20 official NOAA hydrographic survey projects.   He will provide hydrographic

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