What is side scan sonar used for?

What is side scan sonar used for?

A sidescan sonar uses high-frequency sound pulses that are bounced off the sea floor to create an image of the sea floor morphology shape) and show differences in seabed texture and substrate types. Typically, a sidescan sonar consists of two transducers mounted in a towed body or ‘fish’.

Who makes side scan sonar?

Klein System D3500TF Single beam digital CHIRP/CW Side Scan Sonar designed for deep water surveys to 3000 m depth.

What are the components of a side scan sonar?

Components: The components that commonly make up a sidescan sonar system are, a central processing unit (CPU) or data acquisition system, handling system made up of winch, tow cable, deck cable, string block, A-frame or davit and a towfish (see Figure 1).

How does side scan work?

How does it work? As the ship moves along its path, the transducer array sends out signals on both of its sides, sweeping the seafloor like the fan-shaped beam of a flashlight. Side scans search at constant speeds and in straight lines, allowing the ship to map the ocean bottom as it travels.

How does Side Imaging work?

Humminbird Side Imaging sonar uses a razor-thin beam to take a “sonar snapshot” of the area up to 400 ft. to the left and right of your location. The return image for this slice is then added to the images taken immediately before and after to build an incredibly detailed view of the lake bottom.

How far does side imaging work?

It’s all in the details. Gain a 180 degrees side-to-side perspective on the world below the surface with remarkable Humminbird® Side Imaging®. In an instant, the ultra-thin beam scans the area up to 400 feet to the left and right of your boat location – for total coverage of up to 800 feet.

How Deep Is Side Imaging good for?

Yes. The Side Imaging units will show detailed images of the bottom up to 150 feet deep. Also the side imaging can be used to scan an area of water up to 480 feet wide for suspended fish and baitfish regardless of the depth.