Side Scan Sonar Surveys

Side scan sonar surveys are the preferred method when high-resolution is required. The exceptionally high resolution provided by AFFILIATED RESEARCHERS’ side scan sonar services enables detailed underwater imagery mosaics that can be used to successfully locate wrecks, debris, obstructions, artifacts, and substrate types.

AFFILIATED RESEARCHERS utilizes Klein systems to collect side scan data in both shallow and deep waters. Klein systems incorporate Chirp technology and are considered “Best in Class” with specifications better-than that set forth by NOAA and the IHO. The Klein system collects more than 60,000 side scan data points per second, providing excellent 1.2 cm image resolution, and a swath range of up to 400 meters. Co-registered interferometric multi-beam data can be collected simultaneously with certain Klein side-scan systems.