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Kongsberg Maritime M3 Sonar®

The Kongsberg Mesotech M3 Sonar is a multibeam system with both imaging and profiling capabilities. The M3 Sonar provides high-resolution and easy to interpret images by combining the rapid refresh rate of a conventional multibeam sonar with image qu

  • Kongsberg Maritime M3 Sonar®
Kongsberg Maritime
Strandpromenaden 50
3191 Horten
Norway
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Description

The Kongsberg Mesotech M3 Sonar is a multibeam system with both imaging and profiling capabilities. The M3 Sonar provides high-resolution and easy to interpret images by combining the rapid refresh rate of a conventional multibeam sonar with image quality comparable to a single-beam sonar. Detection of small objects out to 150 meters combined with a 120 degree to 140 degree field of view allows the operator to see the complete underwater picture in real time.

Specifications

  • Date of first release
    2011
  • Mounting
    Portable
  • Retractable
    Y
  • Length [m]
    0.22
  • Width [m]
    0.22
  • Height [m]
    0.16
  • Min. external power [V]
    12
  • Max. external power [V]
    36
  • Max. power consumption [W]
    22
  • Type of system
    Multibeam Imaging & Multibeam Echosounder
  • Bottom Detection Method
    Amplitude / Phase / Blend
  • Min. frequency [kHz]
    450
  • Max. frequency [kHz]
    550
  • Min. depth [m]
    0.2
  • Max. depth [m]
    150
  • Depth resolution [mm]
    10
  • Max. Slant Range [m]
    150
  • Max. swath as a function of depth
    175
  • Max. measurements per ping
    256
  • Ping frequency [Hz]
    40
  • Min. beam width across track [deg]
    0.95
  • Min. beam width along track [deg]
    3
  • Number of selectable frequencies
    1
  • Real-time correction of refraction at transducer head
    N
  • Motion sensors compatible to the system
    System comes with Integrated tilt and pan/tilt con
  • Compatible software
    The M3 Software was developed specifically for the M3 system to manage communications with the sonar head and operate all beam-forming and imaging processing. Four Pre-Defined Modes 1) Imaging: Long range navigation with high speed update 2) Enhanced Image Quality (eIQ): Greatest image quality (0.95° angular resolution) from a short range with a slower update 3) ROV Navigation: Selects eIQ or imaging based on range 4) Profiling: Narrow 3° beam used to generate a 3D point cloud Supported data acquisition software: - Hypack Hysweep - QPS QINSy - EIVA NaviSuite - OIC SAMM - Forum VisualSoft Suite Supported post processing software - CARIS HIPs & SIPs - Hypack - QPS QINSy - EIVA NaviSuite - Forum VisualSoft Suite
  • Compatible hardware
    The M3 comes as a complete working system. It can be pole mounted on a surface vessel. The system is also suitable for a wide range of vehicles from large work-class ROVs to small observation class ROVs.
  • Real-time access procedure
    Operator can see the complete underwater picture in real time.
  • Distinguishable features
    Imaging & profiling abilities, time savings

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