SONIC 2020

SONIC 2020



SONIC 2020


Sonic 2020

Multibeam Echosounder

Highly portable, our entry level multibeam sonar is small, easy-to-use and offers remarkable performance for a competitive price. 

High level description:

Compact and light: 140 x 161 x 133.5 (mm), 4.4kg

Low power consumption: 20Wavg

Range: +200m


Ultra Compact & Low Cost

Selectable frequencies 200-400kHz

Selectable swath 10° to 130°

256 focused beams 

2° beam widths

Embedded processor/controller

Low weight, volume and power consumption

System Description:

The Sonic 2020 is the most compact high performance wideband shallow water multibeam echo sounder, suitable for a wide variety of general mapping applications. 

The Sonic 2020 provides over 20x selectable operating frequencies to chose from within the 200 to 400 kHz band, with unparalleled flexibility to trade off resolution and range and controlling interference from other active acoustic systems. 

In addition to selectable operating frequencies, the Sonic 2020 provides variable swath coverage selections from 10° to 130° as well as ability to rotate the swath port or starboard in real-time. 

The Sonic 2020 frequency agility, productive swath coverage, high update rate, narrow focused 2° beam widths and 60kHz broadband signal processing provide hydrographic professionals with quality data output for shallow water survey operations. 

The Sonar consists of a combined outboard receiver / projector module, and the inboard Sonar Interface Module (SIM). Third party auxiliary sensors are connected to the SIM. The Sonar data is tagged with GPS time.

As with other pioneering Sonic wideband multibeam echo sounders, separate topside processors have been eliminated, dramatically reducing system size, improving system reliability and increasing system efficiency with beam forming done at point of reception. 

The sonar operation is controlled from a graphical user interface on a PC or laptop 

which is typically equipped with navigation, data collection and storage applications software. 

The operator sets the sonar parameters in the sonar control window, while depth, imagery and other sensor data are captured and displayed by the applications software.

Commands are transmitted through an Ethernet interface to the Sonar Interface Module. The Sonar Interface Module supplies power to the sonar heads, synchronizes multiple heads, time tags sensor data, and relays data to the applications workstation and commands to the sonar head.

The receiver head decodes the sonar commands, triggers the transmit pulse, receives, amplifies, beam forms, bottom detects, packages and transmits the data through the Sonar Interface Module via Ethernet to the control PC.

The ultra-compact size, low weight, low power consumption of 20W and elimination of separate topside processor make Sonic 2020 ideal for small survey vessel, ROV or AUV operations.

Systems Specification:



Beamwidth, Across Track 2.0°

Beamwidth, Along Track

Number of Beams 2.0°


Selectable Swath Sector 10° to 130°

Sounding Depth* 75m+ 

Pulse Length 15µs-1000µs

Pulse Type Shaped CW

Depth Rating 500m

Operating Temperature -10°C to 50°C

Storage Temperature -30°C to 55°C

Electrical Interface


90-260 VAC, 45-65Hz

Power Consumption 35W

Uplink/Downlink: 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet

Data Interface 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet

Sync In, Sync out TTL

GPS 1PPS, RS-232

Auxiliary Sensors RS-232

Deck Cable Length 15m


Sonar Dimension

140 x 161 x 133.5mm

Sonar Mass 4.4 kg (in air)

SIM Dimension                            280 x 170 x 60 mm

SIM Mass 2.4 kg

Sonar Options:

Snippets/TruePix™ Backscatter Output

Raw Water Column Data Output

Switchable Forward Looking Sonar Output

Integrated Inertial Navigation System (INS)

3000m Immersion Depth Rating

Mounting Hardware & Assemblies

Antifouling Coating Protection

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