The SeaBat 9001 Multibeam Echosounder measures 60 soundings in a single swath from a lightweight and portable transducer head. Sixty sonar beams within each swath (combined to form a 90° wide by 1.5° long geometrically correct cross-section) provide simultaneous sonar coverage. While traveling at speeds of over 10 knots, the SeaBat is able to output up to 15 complete profiles per second while maintaining 100% coverage of the seafloor.
Due to its small size, the SeaBat 9001 can be installed and operated from an ROV, a small survey launch, or a towed underwater platform. With the ability to change the transducer orientation, 100% coverage of the seafloor can be achieved from two to four times the measured water depth. Not only is the SeaBat currently utilized for general hydrographic applications, but the system can also be used for surveying pipeline routes, breakwaters, harbor facilities, and dredging operations.
Optional upgrades to the SeaBat 9001 include simultaneous output of sidescan imagery, dual transducer heads for wider coverage and forwardlooking imaging capability.
- Complies to IHO accuracy
- 60 soundings in a swath
- Up to 15 swaths per second
- Lightweight and portable
- Sidescan upgradeable
- Real-time quality control
- Circular array, all beams 1.5° x 1.5°