The Sonic 2024 is the world’s first broadband - wideband high resolution shallow water multibeam echo sounder. With proven results and unmatched performance, the Sonic 2024 has become an industry standard, setting the bar in innovation and compelling customer value.
The Sonic 2024 provides user selectable operating frequencies between 170 kHz and 450 kHz to 1 Hz resolution, and optional 700 kHz, with unparalleled flexibility to trade off resolution and range and controlling interference from other active acoustic systems.
In addition to selectable operating frequencies, the Sonic 2024 provides variable swath coverage selections from 10° to 160°, the ability to rotate the swath sector, as well as roll stabilization. Both the frequency and swath coverage may be selected ‘on-the-fly’, in real-time during survey operations.
The Sonar consists of the three major components: a compact and lightweight projector, a receiver and a small dry-side Sonar Interface Module (SIM). Third party auxiliary sensors are connected to the SIM.
The sonar operation is controlled from a graphical user interface on a PC or laptop typically equipped with navigation, data collection and storage applications software.
The operator sets the sonar parameters in the sonar control window, while depth, imagery and other sensor data are captured and displayed by the applications software.
Commands are transmitted through an Ethernet interface to the Sonar Interface
Module. The Sonar Interface Module supplies power to the sonar heads, synchronizes multiple heads, time tags sensor data, and relays data to the applications workstation and commands to the sonar head. The receiver head decodes the sonar commands, triggers the transmit pulse, receives, amplifies, beamforms, bottom detects, packages and transmits the data through the Sonar Interface Module via Ethernet to the control PC.
The compact size, low weight, low power consumption 50W and elimination of separate topside processors make Sonic 2024 very well suited for small survey vessel, ROV or AUV operations.