SIDESCAN

View and analyze Sidescan data in real time with the industry’s most complete seafloor mapping solution
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The industry’s leading seafloor mapping software allows surveyors to:

  • Detect small targets via improved across track resolution.
  • Identify differences between old and new surveys through the SonarWiz transparency, swipe, or line shift tools.
  • Preserve the full fidelity of sonar data across multiple formats. For example SonarWiz allows for recording in industry standard XTF or vendor-specific formats such as Edgetech JSF or Kongsberg-GeoAcoustics GCF.
  • Simplify mission execution through the use of a single, easy-to-learn mapping solution.
  • Create superior contact reports thanks to improved editing features. Easily export data to a variety of formats including PDF, OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, and HTML.
  • Optimize time on the water through the use of sophisticated planning tools.
  • Reduce costs by leveraging real-time data acquisition to confirm quality and coverage prior to leaving coverage area.
  • Generate state of the art mosaics, contact, and waterfall imagery with high resolution 64-bit displays.

SonarWiz Feature Details

Survey Planning
  • Load background maps and charts from a range of formats including DNC, RNC, S57, and GeoTIFF.
  • Automatically plan survey lines parallel to a reference line, within a polygon based on either efficiency or conventional patterns.
  • Generate planned survey maps as a GeoPDF, GeoTIFF, ECW, JPEG or Google Earth.
  • Estimate survey timing.
Post-Processing
  • Preview files with the SNIFF feature.
  • Add and fix navigation data with NavInjectorPro.
  • Leverage advanced signal processing and gain control; take advantage of features such as beam angle correction, de-striping, non-linear per channel TVG, AGC, Band Pass Filtering and Stacking, Contact (target) capture, annotation, and summary reporting via 3D Viewer.
  • Employ flexible layback configurations.
  • Easily printable output.
  • Grid/contour isopach-type shapefile / grid generation from selected variables (e.g. altitude + depth).
Hardware Compatibility

SonarWiz is compatible with the following Sonar Hardware:

  • Atlas NA, C-Max, EdgeTech, Falmouth Scientific, Imagenex, Innomar, Knudson, Kongsberg-GeoAcoustics, Kongsberg Hugin AUV, Klein Marine Systems, PingDSP, R2Sonic, SyQwest, Teledyne Benthos, Teledyne Gavia, Teledyne Odom, and Tritech.
Real-Time Data Acquisition
  • Leverage the SonarWiz Layout Manager to position windows and menus for maximum efficiency; save frequently used layouts.
  • Control viewing of incoming statistics with System Info Display; edit and save display configurations.
  • Connect sensors and monitor positioning quality with GPS Quality parameter indicators.
  • Use right and left survey line indicators to facilitate helmsman operations.
  • Acquire sonar, navigation sensor, depth sensor, payout meter and magnetometer data simultaneously.
  • Configure the comprehensive real time signal processing and gain controls including Auto Gain, Auto TVG, Manual Linear Gain and Manual TV. Gains only affect visual information, not raw data.
  • Control mosaic creation in real time with Mosaic Mode; feature helps manage large surveys by displaying only data that’s been specifically requested.
  • Track towfish height above seafloor automatically with Real Time Bottom Tracker.
  • Capture contacts and digitize features in real time or post processing.
  • Preserve the full fidelity of sonar data across multiple formats. For example SonarWiz allows for recording in industry standard XTF or vendor-specific formats such as Edgetech JSF or GeoAcostics GCF.
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Sidescan Sonar

  • Produce high fidelity sonar mosaics with any map projection.
  • Work with High Resolution Data Compatibility for crisp mosaics, contact zooms and waterfall displays.
  • Classify Sediment (Seabed).
  • Take advantage of compatibility with Independent Dual-Channel ROVs.
  • Leverage Dual Channel Bottom Tracker with manual and automatic modes.
  • Identify and classify targets and generate target reports.