Sportscan Sidescan Sonar
SportScan sidescan sonar is designed from top to bottom for ease of deployment and use. A
highly advanced Kevlar™ reinforced towfish cable (included with the standard
unit) is light enough to eliminate the need for a winch. The sidescan towfish operates
from a standard 12 Volt DC power supply or boat's battery, and the RS-232
connector plugs directly from the Kevlar™ towfish cable into the back of a PC
computer or laptop. Simply load the towfish body with as much ballast weight as
desired, lower the towfish over the side of the boat by hand, and start towing.
Beautifully sharp, high definition images of the sea-floor immediately roll onto
the computer screen! Coral reefs, rock outcroppings, and submerged shipwrecks
show up clearly as the towfish goes by.
Integrated power and
an optional differential-ready GPS receiver complete this
fantastic system. Zoom windows are available for target
investigation without interrupting real-time data acquisition.
Data is displayed in real-time, with or without speed
correction, in 9 user selectable colour tables.
Other options include level
wind, remote operation, and automatic layback calculations.
GPS position is that of the towfish instead of the vessel.
The Contained Cable Reel is designed for easy
handling and storage of smaller diameter cables. It’s an all-in-one
tethering solution for camera systems, scientific instruments, sonar
equipment and many other applications. The easily transportable unit
includes a 1 Hp bidirectional variable speed drive with a maximum speed of
1 m/s, a variable gearing level wind system, slipring and a built in encoder
with shive for monitoring the cable payout.