German manufacturer of hydrographic systems, ATLAS HYDROGRAPHIC, secured another contract from China.
SOA’s oceanographic institute from Xiamen will equip one of their vessels with an ATLAS HYDROSWEEP MD/50 multibeam echo sounder in order to accomplish surveying projects in depth down to 2,000 m.
Besides its standard functions of recording high-accurate bathymetric data of the seafloor structure and the ability of recording up to 10,000 side scan values in parallel, the HYDROSWEEP MD/50 comes with its unique 4x multi-ping feature.
In this operation mode up to four swaths can be generated simultaneously per ping using frequency modulation in order to increase the data density along track. As a result, the new multibeam echo sounder maintains gapless coverage at high survey speed enabling SOA fulfilling its tasks more efficiently in shorter time.
Press Release, December 31, 2013