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TriTech Micron Sonar

Adds the ability to navigate in murky or turbid waters and identify large structures in low-visibility up to 75 meters away. Large open bodies of water can present unique challenges for navigating underwater ROVs. Use a sea wall or vessel as a reference on your sonar screen to maintain your orientation or as the object to navigate towards.

TriTech Micron Sonar

Adds the ability to navigate in murky or turbid waters and identify large structures in low-visibility up to 75 meters away. Large open bodies of water can present unique challenges for navigating underwater ROVs. Use a sea wall or vessel as a reference on your sonar screen to maintain your orientation or as the object to navigate towards.

  • Advanced sonar integration icon

    360-degree scanning

  • Absolute GPS Positioning icon

    Great for navigation

  • Pivoting tether connection-icon

    75m range

Single Beam Mechanical Scanning Sonar using CHIRP technology

The small device sits on top of the DTG3 or on the revolving head of the REVOLUTION ROV and sends out a single acoustic beam in a 360 degree pattern.

The beam’s reflection is calculating on return by the device combined with the software. As it scans, the software paints a 2D image of these reflections.

The visual cannot be used for inspections or surveys themselves, but can assist in giving you a visual reference of how far you are from large solid structures.

Sweeping Sonar for Search and Rescue

This Sonar helps search and recovery teams or inspection operations either by allowing you to see where a large structure like a sea wall is relative to you, or by seeing a centrally placed search target is in relation to you (some customers place a dog cag on a rope to mark the middle of a search area for a sonar to identify).

Mechanical Sonar for Pipes and Tunnels

For submerged pipes or tunnels, you can mount the Imagenex 852 mechanical sweeping sonar to the back of your REVOLUTION ROV and use it to see the ovality and sedimentation levels of the pipe while you drive down the middle of the pipe.

Micron Sonar Specs

Operating frequencyCHIRP centred on 700kHz
Beamwidth35° vertical, 3° horizontal
Maximum range75 m (246 ft)
Minimum range0.3 m (0.98 ft)
Range resolutionapproximately 7.5mm (0.30 inch) minimum
Mechanical resolution0.45°, 0.9°, 1.8°, 3.6°
Scanned sectorVariable up to 360°
Weight in air324 g (0.7 lbs)
Weight in water180 g (0.4 lbs)
Depth rating750 m (2460 ft) standard, 3000 m (9843 ft) optional
Temperature range-10 to 35°C (-20 to 50°C in storage)
Continuous 360° scan?Yes
Sector offset mode?Yes

Micron Sonar Electrical, Communications and Software

Power requirement12 - 48V DC at 4VA (average)
Maximum cable length1000m using RS485
Communication protocolsRS485 (twisted pair), RS232
Surface controlStandard Deep Trekker BRIDGE Controller or computer using standard serial port, SeaHub or USB-RS232/RS485 converter
Control softwareTritech Seanet Pro, Micron software or low-level command protocol
Software featuresTrue acoustic zoom, instant reversal, image measurement, inverted head operations
Scanned sectorVariable up to 360°
Continuous 360° scan?Yes
Sector offset mode?Yes