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SONIC 2022

The Sonic 2022 is highly portable – at 60% the size of a full length Sonic 2024 receiver array. The form factor makes it ideal for integration into small AUV, ROV, or small boat operations. Customers around the world are able to sound to depths between 350-450m or more in most typical environments using the 2024/2022 systems.

 The Sonic 2022 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.

 Since 2009, R2Sonic 2024/2022 systems have provided the ability to achieve soundings in excess of 450m below sonar using standard Continuous Wave (CW) techniques.

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 2022 Offering

Portability

60% the size of full length Sonic 2024 receive array.

Ideal for integration to small AUV, ROV or small boat operations.

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.

Highest Resolution & Accuracy

Focused 1° x 1° beamwidths

60kHz Signal Bandwidth over entire frequency range.

True Range Resolution of 1.25 cm.

Productive

Selectable swath coverage from 10° to 160°, selectable on the fly, in real-time during survey operations.

1 to 500m range.

Ease of Operation

Embedded signal processor and Controller.

Sonar user interface from Survey application software PC.

Low weight, volume & power consumption (less than 35 Watts).

Compelling value

Economical entry level multibeam system without sacrifice to survey quality

Latest Advanced Technology.

Industry leading 3-year limited warranty.

Value priced

Trade-in rebate for older technology systems.

Technical Details

Selectable Frequencies

170 – 450k Hz resolution, Optional 700 kHz

Bandwidth

Up to 60kHz

Beamwidth

0.6° x0.6° at 700 kHz (Optional) , 0.9° x 0.9° at 450 kHz, 2° x 2° at 200 kHz

Swath Sector

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

Sounding Depth

400m+

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

No

ROBO Automated Operation

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

Saturation Monitor

Yes

Depth Rating

100m, Optional 400m, 600m

Operating Temp

-10°C to 50°C

Storage Temp

-30°C to 55°C

Mains

90-260 VAC, 45-65Hz

Power Consumption

35w avg.

Uplink/Downlink

10/100/1000 Base – T Ethernet

Deck Cable Length

15m, optional 25m, 50m

Receiver Dim (LWD)

276 X 109 X 190mm

Receiver Mass (Air)

7.7 kg

Projector Dim (LWD)

273 x  108 x 86 mm

Projector Mass (Air)

7.7 kg

SIM (LWD)

280 x 170 x 60 mm

SIM Mass

2.4 kg

System Options

Ultra High Resolution

The Sonic 2024 and Sonic 2022 can now be upgraded to provide extremely narrow beam widths at 700 kHz operation. The narrow beam widths at 700 kHz make this option invaluable for detail offshore site surveys such as pipeline inspections, cable laying operations or other micro bathymetry applications.

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.

Switchable Forward Looking Sonar

The Switchable Forward Looking Sonar (FLS) Imaging Option is available as firmware upgrade to either Sonic 2024 or 2022 Wideband Echo Sounders.

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.

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

Barnacle build up is a bane to many customers who incorporate high value acoustic sensors to vessel hull. In some environments build up can be severe, blocking the active sensor components effecting performance and requiring expensive dry docking and labor hours to clean.

More Information

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.

  • USER STORIES
    “The R2Sonic system revolutionizes portable multibeam technology, surpassing legacy equipment in terms of both performance and physical size. With multibeam echosounders playing an increasingly important role in the survey construction market, our investments in the Sonic Wideband Multibeam systems allow customers to cover a much greater variety of applications and survey requirements. We are very pleased to be the first Global rental company to offer this technology.” “Thanks again for sending a replacement system so promptly. I am also very grateful to you for repairing the original unit so quickly. We have a lot of demand for the systems which is very positive and the sooner we can get this back the sooner we can get it out on hire again.”
    - Derek Donaldson, Vice President, Seatronics Pte Ltd.