SideScan Sonar Options (StarFish, YellowFin & Marine Sonic Sea Scan HDS)

StarFish Sidescan Sonar Option



Specifications:
The StarFish side scan sonar option is a modern CHIRP based system which offers
impressive coverage and crisp images at a low cost.  The system is fully integrated
with VectorMAP mission planning software and SonarMosaic for quickly creating
multiple sonar sweeps in seconds and post mission analysis.


StarFish Features Description

Single frequency

450 kHz nominal

Mode

CHIRP Pulse Compression

Range

Range 100 Meters per side / 200M total Coverage

    

Iver3 with StarFish Side Scan launched from shore


StarFish Image Collect with Iver AUV @ 90 Meter Range per Side


StarFish Shipwreck Image @ 50 Meter Range per Side

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Imagenex YellowFin Sidescan Sonar Option


Specifications:
Lower Cost, Triple Frequency, AUV Transducers: one per side, tilted down 20 degrees,
fully integrated with VectorMAP mission planning software and SonarMosaic for quickly
creating multiple sonar sweeps in seconds and post mission analysis.


YellowFin Feature Description

Triple frequency

260 kHz / 330 kHz / 770 kHz nominal

Resolution

1000 data points per side

Range Resolution

Range Scale 1000

Range Scales

10m, 20m, 30m, 40m, 50m, 60m, 80m, 100m, 125m, 150m, and 200m



       Two Example Iver2 AUV YellowFin Images @ 770kHz
        

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Marine Sonic Sea Scan HDS Model


Specifications:
High Resolution, Dual Frequency, AUV Transducers: one per side, tilted down 10 degrees,
fully integrated with VectorMAP mission planning software and SonarMosaic for quickly
creating multiple sonar sweeps in seconds and post mission analysis.

Dual Frequency Pairing Options (kHz) ~ 600/1200 or 900/1800

Frequency
(kHz)
Average Maximum
Range
Typical Range Target Size
600 75/246 30/98 1.5/5
900 40/131 25/82 1.2/4
1200 25/82 10/33 0.5/1.6
1800 15/49 7.5/25 0.3/1.0
Suggested Frequency and Range Settings for Coverage of a Search Area (all ranges listed in meters/feet)

Example Iver2 AUV image @ 1800 kHz


Example Iver2 AUV image @ 900 kHz



Mosaicing software: geo-reference and overlay the sonar files in VectorMAP
Learn More About the Mosaic Tool

Note: Marine Sonic Sea Scan HDS sidescan only avaliable on Iver2 EP35 & EP42 Models