Sonar Systems by Application
Sonars for Discovery,
Detection, and Determination
Sonars For ROV/AUV Navigation, Imaging, Profiling and Bathymetry
Symphotic TII Corporation has been providing sonar systems for ROV/AUV
navigation, imaging and profiling since our earliest days. These can
Scanning Sonars: These are the standard imaging sonars used for
ROV Navigation. Our newest products include high resolution
systems for operation in deep waters and gyro stabilized sonar for
stable imaging from moving ROVs.
Multibeam Sonars: These sonars have become more popular as new
products small enough to install on ROVS have been developed. They
are also used for navigation and obstacle avoidance on both ROVs and
AUVs. An excellent example is the Imagenex 965A for use on small
to medium sized ROVS.
Sonars for AUVs and ROVs: These sonars are used to make maps of
the seabed and to locate and identify items on the bottom.
and Altimeters: These devices are used in both ROVS and AUVs for
navigation, control, and bathymetry.
Sonars For SAR (Search and Recovery)
Sonars for SAR
are used to locate and identify items such as bodies, sunken vessels,
automobiles, weapons and other items of interest to Law Enforcement, First
Responders, and Military dive teams. Symphotic TII Corporation offers
three types of sonars for this purpose:
Sidescan Sonars: Used for searching large areas. A popular
and powerful system is the Kongsberg PulSAR.
mounted High Resolution Scanning Imaging Sonars: Used for
precisely locating and identifying targets of interest. The
most advanced and widely used system is the Kongsberg 1171.
mounted Sonars: Used for locating targets and for navigating an
ROV to the location of the target.
Sonars For Engineering and Site Inspection
Sonars are used
for Marine Engineering and Site Inspection (MESI) in the following
Infrastructure survey: direct imaging and diver supervision using high
resolution scanning sonar.
Shallow Survey using high performance multi-beam sonar.
Survey: scour monitoring, dam integrity, dam silting, and berth
monitoring and control.
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