China Buys Side Scan Sonar

Wednesday, May 23, 2007
China’s state owned Guangdong Construction Engineering Group (GCEG) has purchased JW Fishers side scan sonar system. The sonar is being used to the map the bottom of various waterways before and after construction projects. It is providing engineers with information on the make up of the bottom (mud, sand, rock, etc.), as well as helping to locate and identify debris or any obstructions.

Using Fishers side scan sonar and Sonar View software, GCEG engineers are able to produce detailed maps of the bottoms of rivers, lakes, and the ocean. The sonar images can be displayed on a standard laptop computer or Fishers Splashproof PC with ultrabright LCD display. The SONAR VIEW software offers a wide array features including a variety of color schemes to display images, capturing of screen shots for emailing, zoom capability and a sizing tool. The sizing tool lets the sonar operator quickly determine the length, width, and height of any object. Connecting a GPS allows position coordinates to be displayed and saved with the sonar data. Clicking the mouse on any target automatically shows its position coordinates. Stored data can be replayed at any time and the sonar images edited. The complete system is powered by a 12 volt battery, making it highly portable and easy to deploy from a small boat.


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