The EdgeTech 2050-DSS is the latest product to combine EdgeTech’s highly
successful line of side scan sonars and sub-bottom profilers into one fully integrated
system. This is especially useful where high resolution sub-bottom profiler data, that
requires the system to be towed near the seabed, is required.
The 2050-DSS is a tri-frequency side scan sonar system, where any two, operator
selectable, frequencies can be operated simultaneously. The system can be provided
with either a 120, 410 & 850 kHz towfish, or a 230, 540 & 850 kHz towfish. Both towfish
options are equipped with a 2-16 kHz sub-bottom profiler, that utilizes a PVDF panel
receive hydrophone. Use of an area based receive hydrophone panel provides
improved beam patterns and therefore improved signal to noise ratio’s, which in turn
means cleaner data.
A standard System comes complete with a combined towfish, digital telemetry
that runs over a single coaxial cable, a 19 inch rack mount topside interface, and
EdgeTech’s DISCOVER acquisition software. The 2000 Series System can be integrated
with a number of auxiliary sensors such as magnetometer, depth, altitude and USBL
responder. Additionally, an interface is fitted to the electronics so that the electronics
and sensors can be mounted onto an ROV.
For requirements that call for combined side scan sonar and sub-bottom profiling
incorporating lower frequency sub-bottom transducers and optional bathymetry
EdgeTech offers the 2300 and 2300 with Bathymetry Combined systems.