HullSweep is designed to control and synthesize real-time data from two multibeam echo sounders that are inverted (pointing upward) and mounted on the bottom of a channel. With the sonar heads pinging, vessels that travel over and between the two sonar heads are scanned, thus producing a 3D model of the vessel's hull.
HullSweep interfaces with and controls the two multibeam heads, while simultaneously receiving inputs from sound velocimeters, motion sensors and a vessel speed sensor.
In addition to the data acquisition module, HullSweep provides a 3D editor that allows users to clean up the data, take measurements of hull and "feature" dimensions, analyze anomalies, and output a 3D model of the hull
Based on input from harbor security professionals, OIC developed a hull scanning solution that provides advanced threat detection capabilities while minimizing vessel traffic disruptions.