Small form factor multibeam sonar, ideal for remote vehicle and small boat operations, with a range of up to 400m+.
The world’s first broadband-wideband high resolution multibeam sonar for unprecedented system versatility, productivity, and performance.
High level description
High resolution: 0.3⁰ x 0.6⁰ at 700kHz
Low power consumption for performances: 50Wavg
Optional 6000m immersion depth rated
• Selectable frequencies 170-450kHz and 700kHz (optional)
• Selectable swath 10° to 160°
• Focused Beams to 0.3° x 0.6°*
• Swath sector rotation
• Embedded processor/controller
• Low weight, volume and power consumption
• Hydrographic Survey
• Offshore Site Survey
• Pre & Post Dredge Survey
• Defense & Security
• Marine Research
The Sonic 2024 is the world’s first proven wideband high resolution shallow water multibeam echo sounder. With proven results and unmatched performance, the Sonic 2024 produces reliable and remarkably clean data with maximum user flexibility through all range settings to 500m.
With over 20 selectable operating frequencies to chose from 200 to 400 kHz in 10kHz steps and optional 700kHz, the user has unparalleled flexibility in trading off resolution and range and controlling interference from other active acoustic systems.
In addition to selectable operating frequencies, the Sonic 2024 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 three major components: a compact and lightweight
projector, a receiver and a small dry-side Sonar Interface Module (SIM). Third party
auxiliary sensors are connected to the SIM.
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, 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 50W and elimination of separate
topside processors make Sonic 2024 very well suited for small survey vessel, ROV or AUV operations.
170kHz-450kHz 700kHz (optional)
Beamwidth, Across Track 0.3°*
Beam Width, Along Track
No. of Beams 0.6°*
Selectable Swath Sector 10° to 160°
Max Slant Range 500m
Pulse Length 15µs-1000µs
Pulse Type Shaped CW
Depth Rating Up to 60 Hz
Operating Temperature -10°C to 50°C
Storage Temperature -30°C to 55°C
90-260 VAC, 45-65Hz
Power Consumption 50W
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)
480 x 109 x 190 mm
Receiver Mass 12 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