SYSTEM 5900 SIDE SCAN SONAR
HIGH-RESOLUTION, DYNAMICALLY FOCUSED, MULTI-BEAM SIDE SCAN SONAR
Klein Marine System’s 5900 sonar is the flagship in our exclusive family of multi-beam technology-based side scan sonar systems. In the mid-1990s, Klein pioneered, developed and introduced the multi-beam side scan sonar with our extremely successful 5000 product series. Unlike conventional side scan sonar that uses “a single beam per side” to generate seafloor images, our multi-beam family of side scan sonar systems produces multiple beams, per side, per ping, which increase in number as the tow speed is increased, thereby providing speed-independent, constant high-resolution images (along and across track), in near and far fields, with 100% bottom coverage (no data gaps) and fast tow speeds to 14 knots depending on the sonar model.
The benefits are clear — reduced survey times and costs while collecting higher-resolution seafloor images that are far superior to those generated by any single-beam system.