Simrad ME70 Scientific multibeam echo sounder
By adding the bathymetric
application to the Simrad ME70 Scientific multibeam echo sounder you
get a true dual purpose multibeam echo sounder.
resulting system provides two main functions:
- a scientific multibeam echo sounder with calibrated split-beams
for fishery research
- a hydrographic multibeam echo sounder system for seabed mapping
illustrations shows a complete Simrad ME70 Scientific multibeam echo
sounder with the bathymetric system units.
When you use the bathymetric application with the ME70, a fan of beams
similar to what is customary for hydrographic multibeam echo sounders
is created. These beams are processed by the Bathymetric Processor
Unit. This is an advanced bottom detector computer normally found
in the hydrographic multibeam echo sounders provided by Kongsberg
The soundings generated by the bottom detector computer
are transferred to the Bathymetric Operator Station and the Seafloor
Information System (SIS) application. This ensures compatible data
with the other hydrographic multibeam echo sounders. By using the
remote control features of the ME70, the Seafloor Information System
(SIS) application is allowed to control the entire operation.
an operational point of view, the user interface provided by the ME70
with the bathymetric application is identical to the interface used
by the hydrographic multibeam echo sounders provided by Kongsberg
The Bathymetric option for the
Simrad ME70 comprises two units. Both units are added to the standard
Simrad ME70 system. A complete mapping system will in addition require
a colour display, vessel motion sensor, a heading sensor, sound velocity
sensor(s) and a positioning system.
- Bathymetric Operator Station
- Bathymetric Processor Unit
Seafloor Information System (SIS)
For more information
about the Seafloor Information System (SIS), observe the dedicated
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