FarSounders get extended range capabilities...

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FarSounders get extended range capabilities...

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FarSounder now has extended rage versions of its forward-looking sonar systems available. The new units, designated with an 'ER', will deliver forward views of 800-1,000m (2,600-3,300ft) at operational speeds of up to 25 knots.

FarSounder is now delivering extended range versions of its FS-3 forward-looking sonar systems. At operational speeds of up to 25 knots, the new units, designated with an 'ER', will deliver forward views of 800-1,000m (2,600-3,300ft) depending on field-of-view settings. The standard FarSounder FS-3 system delivers a range of 330m (1,100ft) with its ‘field of view’ set at 90 degrees, but up to 440m (1,400ft) with a more restricted 60-degree picture.
Used on commercial vessels and larger superyachts for obstacle avoidance and shoal-water navigation, FarSounder FS-3 sonars are capable of generating complete 3D images of the seafloor and any in-water objects at navigationally significant ranges with a single ping. Underwater obstacles and in-water targets such as whales, floating containers and other similar hazards are easily detected with the systems; fields of view can be varied from 60-90 degrees.
Beyond the FS-2ER, there is also an ‘ER’ version of the company’s recently introduced Bistatic system, which delivers transducer functionality in two separate modules - transmitter and receiver. This is useful for applications where space is too tight for the standard single transducer module.
For more, www.farsounder.com.

© Phil Draper