The world’s first broadband-wideband high resolution multibeam sonar for unprecedented system versatility, productivity, and performance.
The unique option to survey at 90kHz/100kHz operating frequency for extended range coverage.
High Level Description
Low operating frequencies: 90kHz & 100kHz
High resolution: 0.45⁰ x 0.45⁰ at 450kHz
• Selectable frequencies 200-400kHz and 100kHz (optional)
• Selectable swath 10° to 160°
• Focused Beams to 0.5° x 0.5°
• Range Setting to 1200m
• Embedded processor/controller
• Low weight, volume and power consumption
• Hydrographic Survey
• Offshore Site Survey
• Forward Looking Imaging
• Obstacle Avoidance
• Marine Research
The Sonic 2026 is the most advanced broadband – wideband multibeam sonar of its kind.
With wide selectable operating frequencies from 170-450kHz and optional 100kHz with max range setting to 1200m, the user has unparalleled flexibility to trade off resolution and range and controlling interference from other active acoustic systems. In addition to selectable frequencies, the Sonic 2026 provides variable swath coverage selections from 10° to 160° and ability to rotate the swath sector, which may be changed ‘on the fly’ in real-time and a pitched stabilized projector for optional beam modes.
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 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 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 SIM. The SIM 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 elimination of separate processors and interface bottles makes this sonar well suited for AUV installation. Apart from the projector and receiver, the only hardware to be housed on the AUV is an interface board the size of a PC/104 board, Ethernet ports for interface, and the provision of isolated 48V DC power.
100kHz 200kHz 400kHz
2° x 2° 1° x 1° 0.5° x 0.5°
Beam widths at selected frequencies (nadir)
170kHz-450kHz & 100kHz (optional)
Beamwidth, Across Track 0.5°
Beamwidth, Along Track
No. of Beams 0.5°
Selectable Swath Sector 10° to 160°
Max Range Setting 1200m
Pulse Length 15µs-5ms
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 55W
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) 480 x 109 x 190 mm
Projector Mass 11 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
I2NS Integrated Inertial Navigation System
3000m Immersion Depth Rating
Mounting Hardware & Assemblies
Antifouling Coating Protection
- MULTIBEAM ECHO SOUNDER