Performing inspections in murky water? The M3000D is the best sonar option for short range inspections.
- Integrated Into Controller
- 0.1 M to 30 M Range
- Rugged Construction
- 3m in Dual Frequency Mode
Integrating directly into the ROV and viewed on the handheld controller, the M3000D provides users with a solution for close range inspections in murky water. Providing a reliable set of eyes regardless of turbidity, the M3000D allows operators to identify targets in search and recovery, provide insight in UWILD hull inspections and assist in navigation.
Sonar for Search and Recovery
In Search and Recovery operations, First Responders looking for evidence or drowning victims typically sweep an area using side scan sonar, identify potential targets and then investigate those targets to see if it is in fact the victim.
Sonar for Hull Inspection
In inspection operations, particularly in murky water applications, it can be difficult to use just a camera to get an understanding of the condition of a structure.
For example, when inspecting the hull of a ship, you want to see if there are any major defects or corrosion, damage to the coating, zincs, anodes, propeller, check the coating condition, check if the hull needs to be cleaned.
Cameras and diver’s eyes often are unable to effectively search due to poor visibility underwater. An imaging sonar is the best tool to then re-identify the target, since oftentimes side scan data does not produce an exact location (so navigating back to the potential target can be difficult). Once the target is re-identified, the sonar can be used to continue to track the target as you move closer, and when you get close enough, it can even be used to perform the visual verification.