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Technical valuation of Sidescan Sonars: Marine Sonic Scout 300/900 vs 2025 Edge Tech 230/850E

This document is an initial study comparing the performance of two commercially available U.S. side-scan sonar systems, a Marine Sonic Scout 300/900 and the 2025 Edge Tech 230/850. Both systems are designed for use with autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). The objective of the study was to evaluate the side-by-side performance of the two systems with the aim of identifying the system representing the best value taking into consideration both price and performance including quality of the recorded data and imaging capabilities.

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