SuperBathy, bathymetric drone
Bathymetric drone catamaran
The SuperBathy is an automatic catamaran drone with a dual technology of aerial or aquatic propulsion. Thanks to a doubled autonomy compared to its predecessor, this drone can be used during 10 hours of mission. Its completely new waterproof design allows it to be compatible with a LiDAR system for scanning banks and bridges. In addition to underwater topography, the SuperBathy opens you to the world of water analysis and underwater imaging. Floats are completely redesigned to double the carrying capacity. They are now equipped with two twin motors that allow you to work in difficult current conditions. The motors are redundant which offers a very high tolerance to malfunction. The SuperBathy is more jobs, more autonomy and more security!
SuperBathy not only helps in monitoring ports, marinas, sea areas, rivers, creeks, lakes and ponds or lagoons but also helps to identify critical areas or dangerous objects for navigation. Finally, it allows periodic monitoring of siltation and supervision of marine sites by performing calculations of cubatures and editing DTMs (Digital Terrain Models).
Aquatic drone benefits
Precision: Thanks to the different sensor choices we offer (echo sounder, 16 or 32 beams LiDAR, multiparameter probe, SONAR Side Scan), you can acquire mesh data from just a few centimeters up to a meter.
Safety: With a weight of 6,8 kg and reduced set-up time, SuperBathy requires only one operator (instead of the traditional 2 or 3 operators) and may be operated directly from the bank.
Productivity: With manual and automatic steering, SuperBathy helps you survey your sites 10 times faster than with a boat.
SuperBathy product specifications
Choose a quick and efficient bathymetric surveying method.
- NavigationFull Automatic (or manual)
- Setting up and startLess than 10 minutes
- EnduranceUp to 10 hours
- Cruise speed1.0 to 2.0 m/s typical (3.9 knots)
- Maximum speed2.5 m/s (4.9 knots)
- Crossing distanceUp to 18 linear km (9.7 nmi)
- Temperature range– 10°C to +45°C (air)
- MaterialEPP foam, Composite structure
- Dimensions820 mm x 1130 mm x 755 mm
- Weight c/w standard echo-sounder6,8 kg
- Motors• 2 underwater engines by float (Standard floats)
• 4 underwater engines by float (Super floats)
• Aerial Propulsion
- Batteries 2Lithium Polymère
- Remote2.4 GHz and other (please ask)
- Telemetry433-868-933 Mhz and other (please ask)
- Vidéo (FPV)5.8 GHz and other (please ask)
- Typical surveying area (1.6 m/s)18 ha/h (45 acres/h)
- Software• Mission planning (HASK – Planner)
• GNSS Processing (HASK – Geoprocessor)
- Output dataLatitude, Longitude, Altitude – WGS 84
Choose your echosounder
The echosounder or sounder is ideal for assessing the seabed topography. This electronic device measures the depth and detects the presence of obstacles.
Trifunctional echosounder: depth, speed and temperature
Discover the characteristics of this trifunctional tool. Thanks to its hydrodynamic shape, the turbulences are reduced which generates a precise high-speed reading and clear images. In addition, it incorporates a patented system of improved protection against noise and vibration. You can use it with the 50 KHz or 200 KHz frequency.
- Frequency50 or 200 KHz
- Beam45° or 11°
- Power (RMS)600 W
- FOM-33dB ou -20dB
- Q24 or 30
- Max depth• 235 to 353m (50KHz)
• 118 to 206m (200KHz)
- Weight0,5 Kg
- Dimensions158x70x104 mm
- Resolution 10 cm
Single-frequency echosounder broadband of 200 KHz
|This instrument is ideal for accurate and high-resolution surveys in shallow waters. The operating frequency and beam width are easily adjusted to suit the specific probing requirements of each customer. Equipped with “CHIRP” technology, the sounder emits long pulses over a wide frequency band (200 KHz). In addition, it has a very good sensitivity with his low Q of 2. In terms of design, its robust stainless steel housing makes it particularly resistant.|
- Frequency200 KHz
- Power (RMS)500 W
- Max depth200 m
- Weight1,3 Kg
- Dimensions84 mm (h)
70 mm (d)
- Resolution 2 cm
Dual-frequency echosounder with centimeter resolution
Perform centimeter-accurate hydrographic surveys with this dual-frequency sounder. Thanks to the dual-frequency of 200 KHz and 30 KHz, the sounder can scan two angles and provide more accurate information. It features patented sensors that process depth and temperature and transfer data in real time to a computer.
- Frequency30 and 200 KHz
- Beam26° or 9°
- Power (RMS)100 W
- Min depth0,4 m
- Max depth200 m
- Resolution 1 cm
500 kHz single-frequency echosounder with millimeter resolution
This instrument is accurate to the millimeter. It is used for distance measurement in many applications: measure under ice, integration with oceanographic sensors, low cost hydrographic surveys, integration with bathymetric systems, measuring the waves height, or scour monitoring on bridge supports. Its compact and robust design has been tested in the toughest conditions.
- Frequency500 KHz
- Min depth 0,3 m
- Max depth50 m
- Resolution1 mm
- Weight1,15 Kg (air)
0,8 Kg (water)
- Dimensions 160 mm (l)
47 mm (d)
How does an echosounder work?
The echosounder can determine a depth by calculating the elapsed time between transmission and echo reception. It emits ultrasounds that are reflected from the bottom or any suspended element (object, fish, seaweed, rocketc.). When a sound wave reaches an obstacle, it bounces back to the probe and turns into an electrical signal. The transducer converts electrical signals into sound waves and vice versa. It can therefore switch from receiver mode to transmitter mode at any time. Then, the echosounder can interpret the electrical pulse and transmit it as an image to the operator.
The operating frequency of the sounder represents the number of vibrations per second. It plays a primordial role since it allows to play between the precision and the range of the echo. The lower the frequency, the greater the range.
Multiparameter probe for water analysis
Calculate up to 14 different water quality settings
Multiparameter probe for water analysis offers wide range of capabilities and integrates intuitively with aquatic environmental monitoring systems (oceans, estuaries, rivers, lakes or groundwater). Indeed, this versatile tool is used in many applications: water quality, resource monitoring, drilling and piezometers, or shallow flows.
This standalone probe is compatible with a wide variety of sensors. The latter calculate the main parameters of water quality such as absolute pressure, ammonia, dissolved oxygen, pressure, conductivity, resistivity, salinity, pH, turbidity, salinity, than the water density.
The intelligent multiparameter probe made for the field
Set, calibrate, deploy, in less than 15 minutes!
Thanks to the automatic recognition of digital sensors, the probe is very easy to use. A system “Plug & amp; Play “allows you to quickly install up to 4 sensors with built-in memory on the device depending on the parameters to be measured. A wide range of high performance sensors is available to you: conductivity (no cleaning), conductivity (with cleaning), ventilated depth or level, dissolved oxygen, fOM, pH, chlorophyll, phycocyanin, phycocytrin, turbidity.
A device that withstands high pressure up to 250 m depth
The rugged and durable design of the multiparameter probe has been tested in various field and laboratory conditions. It is shock resistant and ready for high pressure up to 250 m deep. Designed with quality parts such as titanium components, it ensures perfect operation over time, even in the toughest conditions.
Multiparameter probe ensures high data accuracy
The multiparameter probe has an “antifouling” system that protects the data integrity. In fact, a single anti-fouling central rotating sweeper makes it possible to collect accurate data very easily and to extend the duration of deployments.
In addition, an on-board monitoring system verifies the correct operation of the sensors, which improves the data quality. It automatically detects configuration errors, monitors the status of the memory and ensures the correct calibration of the sensor.
Technical characteristics of the multiparameter probe
- Sensor typeMultiparameter probe
- DimensionsLength: 58.67 cm / Diameter: 7.62 cm
- Weight (full set)2.00 kg
- Operating temperature -5 to 50°C
- Storage Temperature 0-20 to 80°C (may differ according to the sensors)
- Communications •PC interface: Bluetooth technology, RS-485
•USB Options Outputs: USB with adapter (SOA)
• RS-232 & SDI-12 with DCP adapter
•Modbus & RS-485 with Modbus adapter
- SamplingUp to 4 Hz
- Internal memoryTotal memory 512 MB; > 1,000,000 recorded reads
- Guarantee2 years
- Battery Type2 D-cell
- Battery life60 days*
- SDI-12 Integrated
- Broom Yes
- CE Standard Yes
*Battery life depends on the type of sensors and the frequency of measurements.
SONAR Side Scan
The essential for professional underwater imaging
SONAR Side Scan provides you sophisticated digital images of the seabed surface. It is ideal for shallow water surveys up to 30m deep (100ft).
Moreover, it is used in many applications: accurate mapping of large sections of seabed or waterway, identification of pipeline layouts, of seamounts, obstacles and potential dangers, looking for wrecks, mines, aircraft or lost cargoes.
Stay on the cutting edge with SONAR Side Scan
CHIRP technology revolutionizes the underwater imaging world
SONAR Side Scan uses advanced digital acoustic technology CHIRP (Compressed High Intensity Radar Pulse). Unlike other SONARs, it sends long pulses by scanning the seabed over a continuous frequency range (CHIRP transmission at 450 KHz). This allows him to acquire dense information more quickly. Therefore, it can generate sharper images at higher resolution at distances up to 100 m per channel (total coverage of 200 m). Due to the bandwidth of the SONAR signal, close targets can be viewed individually instead of being merged into a larger target. In addition, the CHIRP technique helps eliminate random or out-of-band noise, reducing the risk of acoustic interference and ensuring better accuracy.
Open to a multitude of markets
SONAR Side Scan gives you access to a wide variety of applications:
– Discover wrecks and cargoes
– Marine archeology and professional geological studies
– Monitoring the marine environment
– Identification of submerged evidence at the crime scene
– Search for mines and explosives
– Inspection of coastal structures and dams
– Planning of the seabed facilities
– Dredging operations
– Location of pipelines
Earn quality with a unique hydrodynamic design
The SONAR Side Scan stands out from the crowd with its unique shape, similar to a missile or a torpedo. This hydrodynamic design improves the stability and thus the quality of the images. In addition, this SONAR Side Scan is easily transportable and quick to deploy. It is less than 15 inches long (37.8 cm) and is very light (2 kg in the air and 1 kg in fresh water).
SONAR Side Scan simplifies your bathymetric surveys
Thanks to a “Plug & Play” system, the SONAR side scan connects to the bathymetry and its interface box. A Wifi link provides real-time data from the Side Scan on the bank.
Technical characteristics of SONAR Side Scan
- Sensor typeSONAR Side Scan
- Dimensions378x110x97 mm
- Weight in the airApprox 2.0kg (4.4lb)
- Weight in fresh waterApprox 1.0kg (2.2lb)
- Evaluation of the depth50m (164ft)
- TransducerDouble-fin type transducer, at an angle of 30 ° to the horizontal
- Acoustique• Vertical Beam: 60 ° nominal width (-3 dB signal level)
• Horizontal Beam: 0.8 ° nominal width (-3 dB signal level)
• Frequency: 450kHz nominal
- RangeFrom 1 m to 100 m (3 to 320 ft) on each channel, for a maximum total coverage of 200 m (640 ft)
- ModeCHIRP Pulse Compression
- Pulse length400µs
- Temperature -5°C to +40°C (23°F à 104°F)
- Construction materials Polyurethane rubber
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