The HydroChart 3500 is a professional bathymetry sonar for shallow water operation with exceptional performance and is a portable, turnkey, bundled system which includes a motion reference unit, heading sensor and sound velocity sensor, located in the sonar head, and coupled with a water column reverberation resistant altimeter.
The HydroChart 3500 was developed using the latest proprietary "wideband technology". The HydroChart 3500 provides unrivalled range and resolution performance in a compact light-weight system that is easy to install, set-up and operate.
The HydroChart 3500 generates metadata for each sounding that includes uncertainty depth and angle values which quantify the sonar contribution to the system Total Propagated Uncertainty (TPU). The sonar propagation uncertainty model is integrated into the HydroChart 3500 data processing flow to provide uncertainty estimates for the individual depth measurements such that they can be used seamlessly with third-party bathymetric post-processing.
The system configuration allows Klein to conduct patch testing and develop a calibration file that is installed in the system before shipment.
The end-product from any bathymetry sonar is the post-processed survey data and/or chart that is produced from the survey data. When calculating total cost of ownership the time required to produce the resulting product is one of the most significant factors that should be considered when selecting the sonar equipment. With the Klein HydroChart 3500 the end product is completed in significantly shorter time, hence saving significant manpower costs while quickly producing quantifiably accurate results.
Wide Swath Bathymetry, up to 12x water depth or altitude
Co-registered, High-resolution Side Scan Imagery
Supports IHO sP-44 Special Order accuracies
Over 200° View Angle, Dual Array Configuration
No Nadir Gap and Multipath Suppression
Better Spatial Resolution than MBES
Portable, Turnkey Solution
Versatile Mounting Options
Integrated Calibration File
Shallow Water Hydrographic and Geophysical Surveys
Port & Harbor Security
Shallow Water IED Mine-hunting (MCM) Detection
Benthic Habitat Mapping
Integrated Sound Velocity Sensor
Sound Velocity Profiler
Customized Hull-mount Installation Kit
Integrated Motion Reference Unit
Compatible with 3rd party post processing software