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Kongsberg Mesotech M3 Sonar Multibeam Echosounder

Available for rental/hire from Ashtead Technology - the Kongsberg Mesotech M3 Sonar Multibeam Echosounder.

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The innovative design of the M3 Sonar uses two sets of complementary transducers which allow it to generate both imaging and bathymetric data with the same head. Unique to the M3 Sonar is the patented eIQ (enhanced image quality) mode of operation that generates multibeam images with unprecedented clarity.

The M3 Sonar has the ability to configure applications using complex pulses. The system allows the operator to interleave active pings and passive listening modes, Doppler, multiple true-zoom windows (up to 4) with linear FM and CW imaging modes of operation.

Data outputs are compatible with various third party software such as Caris, EIVA, Hypack and QINSy. The M3 Sonar has the ability to produce real-time 3D point clouds enabling fast target or object detection. Ideal for shallow water surveys on USV/ASV/ROV and dual head deployment.

  • Portable, cost effective and light weight sonar
  • Generates imaging and bathymetric datasets from one sonar head
  • Produces single-beam image quality with the speed of multibeam
  • Provides GeoTIFF output and creates real-time mosaic using third party software
  • Compliant to IHO Special Order & 1A
  • Uses Linear FM, CW and Doppler pulses
  • High update rate
  • Significant time savings during operations
  • Uniform large coverage area
  • MultiMode capability
  • Low power consumption
  • User friendly
  • Hull inspection
  • Pier inspection and berth clearance
  • Underwater search and recovery
  • Underwater security
  • Underwater vehicle instrumentation