The world’s first broadband-wideband high resolution multibeam sonar for unprecedented system versatility, productivity, and performance.
Small form factor multibeam sonar, ideal for remote vehicle and small boat operations, with a range of up to 400m+.
High level description:
Great resolution: 0.6⁰ x 0.6⁰ at 700kHz
Highly portable: receiver is 60% of the size of the Sonic 2024 receiver
• Ultra Compact
• Selectable frequencies 170-450kHz and 700kHz (optional)
• Selectable swath 10° to 160°
• Focused Beams to 0.6° x 0.6°*
• Swath sector rotation
• Embedded processor/controller
• Low weight, volume and power consumption
The Sonic 2022 is a compact wideband shallow water multibeam echo sounder, suitable for a wide variety of general mapping applications.
As with the higher resolution Sonic 2024 system, the Sonic 2022 provides over 20x selectable operating frequencies from 200 to 400 kHz in 10kHz steps and optional 700kHz 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 2022 provides variable swath coverage selections from 10° to 160° as well as ability to rotate the swath sector. Both the frequency and swath coverage may be selected ‘on-the-fly’,
in real-time during survey operations.
The Sonar consists of the outboard projector and receiver modules, and the inboard Sonar Interface Module (SIM). Third party auxiliary sensors are connected
to the SIM. The sonar data is tagged with GPS time.
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 applicatio
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, beamforms, bottom detects, packages and transmits the data through the Sonar Interface Module via Ethernet to the control PC.
The compact size, low weight, low power
consumption 35W and elimination of separate
topside processors also make Sonic 2022 very well suited for small survey vessel, ROV or AUV operations.
170kHz-450kHz 700kHz (optional)
Beamwidth, Across Track 0.6°*
Beamwidth, Along Track
Number of Beams 0.6°*
Selectable Swath Sector 10° to 160°
Max Slant Range 500m
Pulse Length 15µs-1000µs
Pulse Type Shaped CW
Depth Rating 100m
Operating Temperature -10°C to 50°C
Storage Temperature -30°C to 55°C
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
Receiver Dim (LWD)
276 x 109 x 190 mm
Receiver Mass 7 kg
Projector Dim (LWD) 273 x 108 x 86 mm
Projector Mass 3.3 kg
Sonar Interface Module Dim (LWH) 280 x 170 x 60 mm
Sonar Interface Module Mass
Snippets/TruePix™ Imagery Output
Raw Water Column Data Output
Ultra High Resolution UHR 700kHz
Switchable Forward Looking Sonar Output
Integrated Inertial Navigation (INS)
3000m Immersion Depth Rating
Mounting Hardware & Assemblies
Antifouling Coating Protection
- MULTIBEAM ECHO SOUNDER