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GeoSounder

GeoSounder

The GeoSounder is a compact, rugged and survey grade single beam echo sounder, with internal GNSS. Transducer data and GNSS data are combined and transmitted over both RS232 and TCP ethernet connections.

CT Systems
Hippolytushoef, NL

Description

Features

  • Rugged & Waterproof

  • Internal (RTK) (D)GNSS

  • Internal UHF Transceiver

  • Single & Dual Frequency

  • Available as turn-key solution with Viking & Viking Process software

Specifications

General

Year of initial development

2012

Max. power consumption [W]

6

Min. external DC power [V]

9

Max. external DC power [V]

30

Min. external AC power [V]

0

Max. external AC power [V]

0

Weight in air [kg]

1.5

Width [m]

0.26

Length [m]

0.20

Height [m]

0.12

System integration

Remote operation capability

Y

Supported external data inputs

heave, position, roll & pitch, tide

Marking of events and other annotations

N

Real-time sound velocity and temperature profile inclusion

N

Real-time coupling to survey/post-processing software

Y

Data displayed in real time

Not on the unit

Mode of operation

Software platform

Windows XP, Other

Min. depth of operation [m]

0.30

Max. depth of operation [m]

100

Min. frequency [kHz]

30

Max. frequency [kHz]

200

Number of simultaneous frequencies

2

Max. power output [W]

500

Min. beam angle [deg]

2.9

Max. beam angle [deg]

19

Depth resolution [m]

0.01

Other specifications

Main use of the system

is a compact, rugged and portable echo sounder. Offering a built-in DGPS receiver or the use of any extern GPS and a fast data processing unit. The unit is software programmable with an external PC. Parameters that can be altered are: draft, specific gravity, data format, data storage and the type of transducer. The output rate, depending on which transducer is used can easily be as high as 10 times a second.

Output

Data output options

NMEA depth and temperature

Data output formats

GGA, ZDA, DBT, DBS, XDR

Data output for sea floor classification

N

Data display details

Not on the unit

Connectors

LAN, RS232

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