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WBMS

The WBMS-series are ultra compact sonars designed
specifically for use on all platforms. With low power
consumption, the system may be operated for a full
day on a single battery. NORBIT’s wideband multibeam
technology allows long range real-time

NORBIT Subsea
Stiklestadveien 1
7041 Trondheim
Norway
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Description

The WBMS-series are ultra compact sonars designed specifically for use on all platforms. With low power consumption, the system may be operated for a full day on a single battery. NORBIT’s wideband multibeam technology allows long range real-time data collection, whilst simultaneously achieving high range resolution.

Specifications

  • Date of first release
    2011
  • Mounting
    Hull mounted & Portable
  • Retractable
    Y
  • Length [m]
    0.200
  • Width [m]
    0.236
  • Height [m]
    0.154
  • Min. external power [V]
    10
  • Max. external power [V]
    29
  • Max. power consumption [W]
    28
  • Type of system
    Multibeam
  • Bottom Detection Method
    Amplitude/Phase/Blend
  • Min. frequency [kHz]
    360
  • Max. frequency [kHz]
    440
  • Min. depth [m]
    0.2
  • Max. depth [m]
    275
  • Depth resolution [mm]
    10
  • Max. Slant Range [m]
    275
  • Max. swath as a function of depth
    12
  • Max. measurements per ping
    256
  • Ping frequency [Hz]
    50
  • Min. beam width across track [deg]
    0.9
  • Min. beam width along track [deg]
    1.9
  • Number of selectable frequencies
    81
  • Footprint in nadir direction [m]
    0.785
  • Footprint at max. horizontal range [m]
    6.3
  • Smallest identifiable cube [m3]
    0.5
  • Max. swath width [m]
    400
  • Equal footprint spacing
    Y
  • Max. number of points per ping for side scan operation
    1024
  • RMS of nadir depth measurement [m]
    0.03
  • Intended S44 order
    Special
  • Max. survey speed for specified RMS [kt]
    8
  • Real-time correction of refraction at transducer head
    Y
  • Real-time integration of SV-profile
    Y
  • Explanation of SV-profile application process
    3rd Party Software (QINSy, Hypack, PDS2000, etc.)
  • Motion sensors compatible to the system
    All types
  • Required pitch uncertainty [deg]
    0.02
  • Required roll uncertainty [deg]
    0.02
  • Required heave uncertainty [m]
    0.05
  • Compatible software
    Hypack, QPS, EIVA, MB-System, Triton, PDS2000 and others
  • Compatible hardware
    All mounting arrangements.
  • Real-time access procedure
    NORBIT user interface via LAN to topside unit. All processing occurs within sonar head so any computer may visualize/receive data from LAN connection.
  • Mean time before failure [hr]
    25000
  • Mean time to repair [hr]
    25000
  • Distinguishable features
    Curved array, compact, integrated, turn-key

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