The Simrad ME70 Scientific multibeam
echo sounder comprises the following main units.
The Processor Unit comprises a ruggedized maritime computer.
It is connected to the ship’s network, and communicates with
peripheral post-processing applications.
The Transceiver Unit
comprises three transceiver subracks and a network controller. The
network controller is a commercial item.
In order to minimize
electric noise, the Simrad ME70 uses external linear power supplies.
Three external supplies are required to power the Transceiver Unit.
The transducer array is circular with an outer diameter of 677 mm.
It contains 800 individual elements.
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