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Service + Software for Seafloor Mapping


Analog Sidescan Sonars / GeoAcoustics


Sensors Supported:  



Klein 595

Klein 2000

EG&G 260/272

UEOS Widescan II


GeoAcoustics, of Great Yarmouth, UK, manufactures a dual-frequency sidescan sonar system to which we eventually hope to interface. The system offers high resolution, switch selectable, dual frequency operation (114/410 kHz). This also facilitates simple installation onto remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and combined systems towfish.


The standard system employs a lightweight towfish, which is easily deployed by one person, and can operate to a depth of 1,000 meters. There are separate controls for each channel, which makes the system very easy to operate.

Optional extras include a deeper rated towfish, a towfish instrumentation package and a stainless steel towbody. The basic system includes a transceiver (model SS981) and a towfish (model 159D), which houses the Multi-plexer (model SS982) and two Dual Frequency Transducers (model 196D/Port and Starboard).

OIC supports the GeoAcoustics Sidescan with GeoDAS-GA, using the optional external trigger mode providing a full control, logging and real-time processing solution. For details, see the GeoDAS section.