Multibeam Non-rotating Sonar
A multibeam non-rotating sonar transmits a pulse at a certain frequency along a number of narrow beams. The sonar processor looks at the return signal for each pulse and decides where along that pulse return time lays the strongest return, giving a single point in space, i.e., water depth.
For instance, the Imagenex Delta-T 837 is a programmable, multi-frequency, digital sonar that can be operated using default settings or its configuration customized for seafloor or water column monitoring.
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