EdgeTech’s innovative Buried Object Sonar System (eBOSS) is an advanced
sub-bottom sonar system capable of penetrating the seabed to accurately
detect, locate, classify, and identify buried and partially proud objects. This
low-frequency acoustic imaging system can be operated in real-time for general
survey purposes such as cable & pipe tracking and route surveys or have the
data post processed utilizing synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) processing to
render 3-dimensional images of buried objects.
eBOSS utilizes 2 hemispherical low frequency (5-25 kHz) projectors for
enhancing resolution for 3D processing without increasing sonar size. It can
travel at speeds up to 4 knots. Survey swath widths typically range from 20
to 60 meters wide depending on the height the sonar is flown off the bottom.
Penetration depths of 3+ meters can be expected depending on sediment type.
eBOSS is part of an extensive line of industry-leading Full Spectrum CHIRP
sub-bottom profiling sonar systems from EdgeTech. Originally developed for
unexploded ordnance (UXO) e.g. 155 mm howitzer projectiles and smaller.
The system easily captures larger items such as mine-like objects (MLO’s),
obstructions, and pipelines & cables. Available for custom installations on towed
vehicles, ROV, AUV/ASV, provided survey criteria are met. Rigorously vetted
on a MacArtney FOCUS 3 ROTV integration included a 2205 dual frequency
bathymetric side scan sonar for simultaneous proud object detection and