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Technical Specifications of the Sonic 2020

Acoustic Characteristics
Selectable Frequencies

200kHz - 450kHz
Option 700kHz


1° x 1° at 700kHz
1.8° x 1.8° at 450kHz
4° x 4° at 200kHz

Number of Soundings per Ping


Max Speed

11.1 knots (*) for full coverage

Near-field Focusing
Roll Stabilized Beams
Pitch Stabilized Beams
User-Selectable Swath Sector in Real-Time

10° to 130°

Sounding Depth


Pulse Length

15µs -1ms

Pulse Type

Shaped CW

Ping Rate

Up to 60Hz


Up to 60kHz

Immersion Depth

Option 4000m

Bottom Detect Resolution


Electrical Interface

90-260VAC; 45-65Hz

Power Consumption


Uplink / Downlink

10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet

Sync In, Sync Out


I2NS™ Type III – 0.03°

Integrated INSDGPSRTKAccuracy During GNSS Outages
Position0.5-2m depending on quality of differential correctionsHorizontal: 1cm or better
Vertical: 1.5cm or better
~6m for 30 s total outages (RTK)
~3m for 60 s total outages (IAPPK)
Roll & Pitch0.04°0.03°0.05°
Heading0.06° w/4m baseline
0.08° w/2m baseline
Same0.2°(IAPPK, 60 s outage)
0.3°(RTK, 60 s outage)
Heave5cm or 5%
2cm or 2% TrueHeave™
5cm or 5%
2cm or 2% TrueHeave™
5cm or 5%
2cm or 2% TrueHeave™

Mechanical Specifications of the Integrated Solution

Dimensions integrated solution (LWH)

200 x 200 x 300 (mm)

Weight integrated solution (in air)


Dimensions Sonar Interface Module (LWH)

280 x 170 x 60 (mm)

Weight Sonar Interface Module


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