Tritech showcases new digital side scan 'fish'

Tritech International is showcasing a new digital side scan product at The Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Showcase (UUVS) in Southampton, UK.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK -- Tritech International is showcasing a new digital side scan product at The Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Showcase (UUVS) in Southampton, UK.

The company's SeaKing Towfish SK150 DST is specifically designed to work at depths to 250 m (820 ft), and can be used for high-resolution surveys.

According to Tritech, the SK150 combines the latest Tritech digital sonar technology electronics with transducer design and digital CHIRP signal processing techniques to improve range resolution and to generate sonar images of unprecedented clarity.

The 150kHz composite transducer assembly provides superior image quality and long range. All electronics are in a single pressure housing isolated from the rest of the towfish.

As part of the Tritech SeaKing suite of survey sensors, it is possible to run the SK150 with other SeaKing sensors over one communication link. The SeaKing Towfish SK150 DST may be connected to a Seanet SCU surface control or most standard laptops and PCs with Tritech Seanet Pro software installed. In addition to the display of side scan sonar data, the system will take position input from GPS. This information is recorded along with the sonar data to allow a "fix" of a target. The post processing export facility will convert the logged data to XTF and CSV formats for third party software packages. The SK150 is also compatible with all Kiltec and Easyreeling electric winches.

09/22/2008

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