Canada: Kongsberg Mesotech Announces Release of New Multi-Frequency Mini Sonar Head
Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd. announces the release of the 1171-Series 650 metre multi-frequency mini sonar head. Ideally suited for use on observation, inspection and light work class remotely operated vehicles (ROV’s), the new 650 m mini head is equipped with new electronics for improved higher image quality.
The features are:
– Compact and lightweight design
– Multi-frequency operation which increases range performance and delivers higher resolution images
– CHIRP capability for improved range resolution and discrimination of closely spaced targets at long ranges
– Reduced power consumption
The operating frequencies on the new mini head can be selected by choosing one of four preset frequencies (625 kHz, 675 kHz, 750 kHz and 800 kHz) or by choosing the tunable mode which allows the frequency to be changed in 5 kHz increments.
MS 1000 Software Version 5.21
A new version of the Company’s MS 1000 sonar processing software has also been released. Developed to support all Kongsberg Mesotech multi-frequency sonar heads with selectable and tunable frequencies, this latest software automatically sets the time varying gain (TVG) based on the selected frequency and automatically sets the frequency based on the selected range. These combined features assist the user to generate the best possible data with a minimum amount of input required.
Naval Today Staff, February 27, 2013; Image: Kongsberg