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SONIC 2020

The Sonic 2020 is the low-cost entry level broadband multibeam echosounder for shallow water ways you’ve been looking for! This highly portable, easy to use unit makes survey operations efficient and fast! Ideal for river systems, riparian, estuaries, reservoirs, and lakes.

The Sonic 2020 can be upgraded to Ultra High Resolution – providing extremely narrow beam widths at 700kHz operation. The narrow beam widths at 700 kHz make this option invaluable for detail offshore site surveys such as pipeline inspections, cable laying operations, archeological wreck surveys or other micro bathymetry applications. When UHR™ is selected, the beam width is 0.3° x 0.6° (2024) , 0.6° x 0.6° (2022) and 1⁰ x 1⁰ (2020), providing unprecedented small bottom footprints.

Learn how R2Sonic MBES technology provides exceptionally clean, raw, data for your projects that can increase your business’s productivity and profitability.

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Sonic 2020 Offering

Low-Cost

Budget entry level Multibeam Echosounder

Portable

155 x 140 x 150mm, weighs only 4 kg (in air) {preliminary specifications}

Versatile

Bathymetry with optional TruePix™ Backscatter, Raw Water Column and Forward Looking Sonar imagery.

Wideband Operation

Over 20x User Selectable Frequencies from 200 to 400kHz, selectable on the fly, in real-time during survey operations.

Acceptable Performance for Shallow Water Surveys

Focused 2° x 2° beamwidths

Up to 130 Swath coverage 

Max Range 120m.

Ease of Operation

Embedded signal processor and Controller.

Sonar user interface from Survey application software PC.

Low weight, volume & power consumption (20 watts {preliminary}).

Technical Details

Selectable Frequencies

200 – 400 kHz to 1 Hz resolution, Optional 700 kHz

Bandwidth

Up to 60kHz

Beamwidth

1° x 1° at 700 kHz (Optional), 2° x 2° at 400 kHz, 4° x 4° at 200 kHz

Swath Sector

10° to 160°, User Selectable in real-time

Sounding Depth

100 m+

Ping Rate

Up to 60Hz

Range Resolution

Down to 1.25cm

Pulse Lengths

15 sec – 1ms

Number of Soundings

Up to 1024 soundings per swath (per head)

Operating Modes

Normal, Dual, Quad

Near-Field Focusing

Yes

Equiangular or Equidistant Beams

Yes

Roll Stabilization

Yes

Pitch Stabilization

Yes

ROBO Automated Operation

Yes, Auto Power, Pulse Width, Range Trac, GateTrac, SlopeTrac

Saturation Monitor

Yes

Depth Rating

100m, Optional 400m

Operating Temp

-10°C to 50°C

Storage Temp

-30°C to 55°C

Mains

90-260 VAC, 45-65Hz

Power Consumption

20w avg.

Uplink/Downlink

10/100/1000 Base – T Ethernet

Deck Cable Length

15m, optional 25m, 50m

Receiver Dim (LWD)

140 X 161 X 133.5 mm

Receiver Mass (Air)

4.4 kg

Projector Dim (LWD)

N/A

Projector Mass (Air)

N/A

SIM (LWD)

280 x 170 x 60 mm

SIM Mass

2.4 kg

System Options

Integrated Inertial Navigation System

The Inertial Navigation System (INS) integrates seamlessly with the Sonic MBES enabling the user to obtain the most accurate and robust motion compensation solution for hydrographic surveying encompassing vessel latitude, longitude, altitude, heave, pitch, roll and heading.

TruePix™ Backscatter

Many multibeam systems are capable of recording data on acoustic backscatter ‒ artifacts that may interfere with the accuracy of depth soundings. Only R2Sonic provides TruePix™ –  a process that is independent from bottom detection, and like Digital Side scan, can be used in data editing to determine whether the data points are outliers or real

Raw Water Column Data

Raw beam formed water column data output provides increased functionality for Sonic Wideband Multibeam Echo Sounders with the ability to collect simultaneous and co-registered bathymetry, backscatter and water column backscatter data for variety of applications including pelagic fisheries habitat mapping, methane seep investigation and more.

3000m Immersion Depth Rating

Sonic Wideband Multibeam Echosounders are available with 3000m immersion depth rated option for ROV/AUV applications. For 3000m rated systems, extensive pressure testing is performed to just over 300bar and supplied with pass rating certificate to ensure performance to specified depth. Systems are typically pressure tested at time of order but can also be upgraded at any time with return of unit to R2Sonic facility.

 

Mounting Hardware & Assemblies

Basic mounting hardware is supplied as standard with each system. A lightweight and easy to assemble mounting bracket and fairing is supplied as an option. The Sonic mount bracket & fairing is designed to reduce cavitation around the receiver array and includes a protective fin for the transmit projector when mounted in the fore position.

Antifouling Coating Protection

Basic mounting hardware is supplied as standard with each system. A lightweight and easy to assemble mounting bracket and fairing is supplied as an option. The Sonic mount bracket & fairing is designed to reduce cavitation around the receiver array and includes a protective fin for the transmit projector when mounted in the fore position.

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Warranty & Support

Industry leading support, with access to senior level hydrographic expertise, and optional 6 year warranty coverage for low total cost of ownership.

Training Materials

Educational materials covering major aspects of hydrographic survey using a Multibeam Echosounder may be downloaded directly from our website. Visit the Training page to access and download related training materials.

Manuals

Electronic manuals are provided to our customers at no charge. Should you require a manual, please contact our technical support.

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