FarSounder Issued Patent for 3D Sonar


FarSounder is pleased to announce the issuance by the United States Patent and Trademark Office of a patent pertaining to its 3D Forward Looking Sonar as the latest expansion of its Intellectual Property Portfolio. The Company's founding engineers and technologists, Matthew J. Zimmerman and James H. Miller contributed to this effort and continue to develop new technologies for the company.

"We are especially excited about this particular patent as it reflects the strength of our core technology", FarSounder CEO, Cheryl M. Zimmerman stated. "We are protective of our intellectual property and continue to expand our portfolio as we advance our product line with innovative technologies".

Used for obstacle avoidance and shallow water navigation, FarSounder FS-3 sonars 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. This new sonar technology revolutionizes marine navigation, especially in shallow areas. They offer visualization of a clear, easy to understand 3D sonar image. The standard user interface software includes automated alarms, BSB chart plotting capabilities, and GPS, compass, and depth sounder display capabilities.

The technology is also appropriate for security and defense applications. The company has recently been selected for a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research Grant (SBIR) for the Department of Homeland Security.