FarSounder Announces FS-3DT Bistatic 3D Forward Looking Sonar
The FS-3DT Bistatic sonar is a quantum leap in design to mount the transmitter and receiver in separate, but smaller, form factor modules. “Listening to our customers over the years, this concept is something that we have been contemplating for quite a while,” explains Matthew Zimmerman, VP Engineering. “Hydrodynamics can be a major consideration for some vessels, such as high speed catamarans, and very fine line motor and sailing yachts. These new modules will have a significant impact for such streamlined vessels,” continued Zimmerman.
Separation of the modules can be horizontal or vertical allowing greater installation flexibility, for example with a catamaran, one module could be placed in each hull. “The FS-3DT has become the benchmark for Forward Looking Sonars,” says Ian Bowles, VP Sales & Marketing, “and this new design allows a greater range of vessel types to be able to take advantage of it”.
Traditionally used on commercial and private ships for obstacle avoidance and shallow water navigation, FarSounder FS-3 sonars with patented technology are capable of generating a complete 3 Dimensional image of the sea floor and in-water objects at navigationally significant ranges with a single ping. With a 60º to 90º Field of View, underwater obstacles and various "in water" targets such as whales, floating containers or other similar hazards are easily detected, and shown on a unique 3 Dimensional display. This same technology is easily adaptable to a range of other underwater security applications such as vessel or port perimeter surveillance, diver detection and ROV/AUVs.
FarSounder is a US based high technology marine electronics manufacturer specializing in underwater acoustics. With unique patented technology, the Company has a global customer base of commercial, government and private sector users served by over 40 sales and service partners around the world.