Side Scan Sonars can be either hull mounted or towed. Towed Side Scan Sonars are commonly used by surveyors for object detection and mapping of the seabed. Side Scan Sonars are available in many configurations with differing frequencies, beam widths, resolutions, tow speeds and tow depths. Each configuration will be optimized for a particular survey requirement and Seismic Asia Pacific will be able to recommend and configure an ideal Side Scan Sonar solution to meet most survey requirements. Seismic Asia Pacific will also provide clients complete system recommendations for the ancillary components that make up a complete Side Scan Sonar system. These include the most appropriate tow cables, winches, slip rings, logging, post processing and mosaicking software for the client’s requirements.
Important considerations include: