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6205: Swath Bathymetry & Side Scan Sonar

Product Description

The 6205 utilizes EdgeTech’s next generation bathymetric technology to provide an enhanced and fully integrated, swath bathymetry and dual frequency side scan sonar system. The 6205 produces real-time, high resolution, three dimensional (3D) maps of the seafloor while providing co-registered simultaneous dual frequency side scan imagery.

The 6205 uses ten receive element transducers and one discrete transmit element. The high number of channels enables superior rejection of multipath effects, reverberation and acoustic noise commonly encountered in the shallow water survey environment.

Utilizing EdgeTech’s Full Spectrum® technology, the 6205 exceeds IHO SP-44, NOAA and USACE specifications for feature detection and bathymetric point data uncertainty. Near shore and shallow water hydrographic surveys are completed faster and safer utilizing the 6205 due to the wide swath (over 200º view angle), which is typically more than three times that of existing sonars that rely solely on beam forming techniques.

The 6205 utilizes EdgeTech’s latest electronics and arrays resulting in an extremely lightweight, modular design required for shallow water applications and vessels of opportunity.

The standard configuration for the 6205 includes an integrated sound velocity sensor and interfaces with standard GPS, MRU, SVP, CTD,  Altimeters and Gyros. The 6205 interfaces to most 3rd party acquisition and processing software as well.

Features

  • Next generation EdgeTech Bathymetric technology
  • Wide swath coverage in shallow water; up to 12 times water depth
  • Co-registered dual frequency side scan and bathymetry with full nadir coverage
  • New lightweight sonar head
  • Superior Multipath and surface reflection suppression 
  • IHO SP-44 Special Order compliance with proven results
  • Over 200 degree view angle with no nadir gap
  • Equidistant and Equiangle output

Applications

  • Benthic Habitat Mapping
  • Dredging Operations
  • Marine Debris Search
  • Military Rapid Environmental Assessments (REA)
  • Nautical Charting
  • Port & Harbor Security
  • Route Surveys
  • Shallow Water Hydrographic Surveys

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