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Digital Sidescan Sonars / Edgetech DF-1000


Sensors Supported:


Datasonics SIS1000

Datasonics SIS1500/02

Datasonics SIS-3000

DSME Utech S-150

Edgetech 272-ACI

Edgetech DF-1000

Edgetech 4200/4300

EdgeTech FS-AU




Klein 2000

Klein 3000/5000

MSTL Sea Scan

Teledyne Benthos SIS 1600 TOBI

Tritech SeaKing

The EG&G DF-1000 dual frequency (100 and 500 KHz), true-digital sidescan was manufactured by EG&G Marine Instruments of Wareham, MA. EG&G Marine instruments is now doing business as EdgeTech, with offices in Massachusetts and Florida.

While theDF-1000 is no longer in production, EdgeTech has released a Digital Control Interface (DCI) Kit consisting of a towfish interface box and PCI interface card, which allows GeoDAS to directly control the DF-1000. Through GeoDAS-PC/DF1K the system can produce simultaneous 100 and 500 KHz digital sidescan data at 12-bit dynamic range, 24KHz sample rate.  


OIC supports the EG&G DF-1000 sidescan (digital output) via GeoDAS-PC/DF1K, providing a full control, logging and real-time processing solution. Logging the DF-1000 data as digital OIC records allows post-acquisition processing and mosaic productions with GeoDAS-Desktop or OIC CleanSweep.

For details on acquisition, see the GeoDAS section of our website.