The EdgeTech 6205s2 is our 4th generation fully integrated Wide Swath Bathymetry and Dual Frequency Side Scan Sonar System that produces real time, high resolution, side scan imagery and three-dimensional maps of the seafloor. The 6205s2 overcomes the limitations of Multi Beam Echo Sounders (MBES) and Interferometric (Phase Differencing) systems in shallow water by using EdgeTech’s unique Multi-Phase Echo Sounder (MPES) technology. This unique Hybrid approach utilizes multiple receive arrays and combines both Beamforming and Phase Differencing techniques to determine each sounding along the seafloor. With the integration of EdgeTech’s Full Spectrum® CHIRP technology, the 6205s2 exceeds IHO SP-44, NOAA, and USACE specifications for Feature Detection and Bathymetric Point Data Uncertainty.
EdgeTech’s MPES technology enables the 6205s2 to produce wider and cleaner swath (over 200º) than current technologies, resulting in superior coverage enabling faster and safer survey completion. At the same time, the 6205s2 rejects multipath effects, reverberation, and acoustic noise commonly encountered in wide swath high resolution environments.
Additionally, EdgeTech’s latest broadband Electronics and Modular Arrays are utilized in the 6205s2 resulting in a lightweight design, which is required for wide swath high resolution applications and survey platforms of opportunity. The standard configuration for the 6205s2 includes an integrated Sound Velocity sensor and optional integrated OEM Inertial Navigation System, and interfaces to all popular 3rd Party acquisition and processing software packages, as well as to standard peripheral position/attitude sensors (if needed).