Side-scan Sonars are instruments with directional acoustic transmitters and receivers that emit fan-shaped pulses down toward the seafloor across a wide angle perpendicular to the path of the platform through the water.
Frequencies range from 100 to 500 kHz. Higher frequencies yield better resolution but less range.
Individual instruments of the above category, which are (or have been) connected to our observatories. Click an instrument for detailed information.
|EdgeTech 4200 Side Scan Sonar SN 39481||Ocean Networks Canada Offices|
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