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GeoSwath Plus AUV

Product Name:GeoSwath Plus AUV
Description:The GeoSwath Plus phase measuring bathymetric sonar offers simultaneous swath bathymetry and side scan seabed mapping from a payload module readily integrated into any remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).
Date of first release:2006
Mounting and deployment 
Physical properties of transducer head 
Length [m]:0.27
Width [m]:0.08
Height [m]:0.04
Min. external power [V]:24
Max. external power [V]:24
Max. power consumption [W]:40
Used Sonar Methods 
Type of system:Phase Measuring Bathymetric Sonar
Bottom Detection Method:Vernier Phase Detection
System Parameters 
Min. frequency [kHz]:125
Max. frequency [kHz]:500
Number of selectable frequencies:
Min. depth [m]:0
Max. depth [m]:50
Depth resolution [mm]:1.5
Max. Slant Range [m]:97.5
Max. swath as a function of depth:12
Max. measurements per ping:1300
Ping frequency [Hz]:30
Min. beam width across track [deg]:0.01
Min. beam width along track [deg]:0.5
Bottom Coverage 
Footprint in nadir direction [m]:1.55
Footprint at max. horizontal range [m]:4
Smallest identifiable cube [m3]:1
Max. swath width [m]:167
Equal footprint spacing:Y
Max. number of points per ping for side scan operation:26000
RMS of nadir depth measurement [m]:0.03
Intended S44 order:Special
Max. survey speed for specified RMS [kt]:7
Speed of sound 
Real-time correction of refraction at transducer head:Y
Real-time integration of SV-profile:Y
Explanation of SV-profile application process:SVP can be imported as file and applied in real ti
Motion compensation 
Motion sensors compatible to the system:All standard
Required pitch uncertainty [deg]:0.05
Required roll uncertainty [deg]:0.05
Required heave uncertainty [m]:0.05
Compatible software:All standard processing packages including QPS Qinsy and Hypack (real time) and Caris HIPS and SIPS; IVS3D Fledermaus
Compatible hardware:All standard
Real-time access procedure:Data broadcast via Ethernet or file export
Maintenance criteria 
Mean time before failure [hr]:
Mean time to repair [hr]:1
More information 
Distinguishable features:With its low power consumption, small size and low weight it is ideally suited for AUV deployment.

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