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Depth Rated to 300 m
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Klein Marine Systems introduces the industry’s first integrated single beam side scan and gap filler sonar.
MA-X VIEW 600 side scan sonar delivers unprecedented focused 600kHz imagery at an optimum range of 50 meters per side with capability of reaching 120 meters per side.
MA-X Technology (Patent Pending) provides imaging of the nadir zone (gap) with the same interpretive characteristics of side scan sonar improving survey times by approximately 40%. This means 40% less survey time at sea, 40% less fuel consumption and a higher probability to complete the survey in a window of good weather!
Superior image quality combined with an increase in efficiency provide an unmatched value proposition.
The Nadir Zone
The nadir zone is the area directly below the towfish, just to the left and to the right of the towfish making up approximately 5% of the range scale. In this area the pings from side scan sonar produce very little shadow due to geometry. To perform any measurement in this area with side scan sonar, the surveyor needs to make a second pass to properly ensonify the nadir zone of the previous pass.
The MA-X technology of the MA-X VIEW 600 generates acoustic shadows in the nadir area with the tail transducers and displays them in the MA-X window of SonarPro™.
Gap filler is the “Holy Grail” of seafloor imaging - In just two passes with MA-X VIEW 600 the surveyor achieves the same coverage previously achieved in three. No need to go over the nadir zone twice! The savings over time of shipboard costs makes the return on investment shorter than ever before.
Klein MA-X VIEW 600 is designed to provide portability, submergence and optimal stability at all depths to a maximum of 300m. For specialized applications, keel weights and K-Wing options are available.
Read more about how MA-X Complements Side Scan Sonar Imagery through Gap-Filling Technology (reprinted from Sea Technology Magazine).