R2Sonic 2022

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The Sonic 2022 is a compact wideband shallow water multibeam echo sounder, suitable for a wide variety of general mapping applications.


R2Sonic 2022

The Sonic 2022 is highly portable – at 60% the size of a full-length Sonic 2024 receiver array. The form factor makes it ideal for integration into small AUV, ROV, or small boat operations. Customers around the world are able to sound to depths up to 400m+ in most typical environments.

The Sonic 2022 can be upgraded to Ultra High Resolution (UHR) – providing extremely narrow beamwidths of 0.6° x 0.6°at 700kHz operation. The narrow beamwidths at 700 kHz make this option invaluable for detail offshore site surveys such as pipeline inspections, cable laying operations, archeological wreck surveys or other micro bathymetry applications.

Few examples of applications:

    • Construction
    • Dredging
    • Offshore O&G (pipeline)
    • Offshore Windfarm (cables, towers)
    • Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV)
    • Remote Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV)


    • 60% the size of full length Sonic 2024 receive array.
    • Ideal for integration to small AUV, ROV or small boat operations.


    • All options are available with the Sonic 2022.
    • These are: Bathymetry with optional Ultra High Resolution (UHR), TruePix™ Backscatter, Raw Water Column, Pipeline Mode, Multispectral Mode, Forward Looking Sonar imagery.  Only the option 90kHz/100kHz is exclusive to the Sonic 2026.

Wideband Operation

    • Wide selectable operating frequencies between 170kHz and 450kHz in steps of 1Hz resolution.
    • Optional 700kHz for detailed offshore site surveys such as pipeline inspections and cable laying operations and archaeological wreck surveys or micro bathymetry applications.
    • High flexibility and control provided to users to avoid interference from other active acoustic systems.

Highest Resolution & Accuracy

    • Focused Beamwidths 0.6⁰x 0.6⁰ at 700kHz.
    • 60kHz signal bandwidth over primary frequency range.
    • Bottom Detect Range Resolution of 3mm.


    • Selectable swath coverage from 10⁰ to 160⁰, selectable on the fly, in real time during the survey operation.
    • Range: 1m to 400m+.

Ease of Operation

    • Signal Processor and Controller embedded in the Sonar head, making the Sonic 2022 well suited for AUV.
    • Low weight, volume & power consumption (35Wavg).

Compelling value

    • Latest advanced sonar technology.
    • Warranty: 3-year with option for 6-year extended warranty
    • Value priced.
    • Trade-in rebate for older technology systems.

For information on position, heading resolution, pitch/roll accuracy and heave accuracy, please refer to the I2NS specification sheet.

(*) The speed of the survey is primarily limited by the installation of the MBE


The Sonic 2022 is a compact wideband shallow water multibeam echo sounder, suitable for a wide variety of general mapping applications.