Marine Sonic Technology Introduces the ARC Hunter Side Scan Sonar System
Marine Sonic Technology, a brand of ATLAS North America, a leader in the imaging Sonar market announces the release of The Hunter, a low frequency deep tow Side Scan Sonar.
The ARC Hunter builds on the ARC Explorer & Scout family of products, providing high-resolution Adaptive Chirp Side Scan Sonar hailed by professional users as the most technologically advanced imaging sonar on the market today. The Hunter utilizes the same technology but leverages a larger, heavier tow body paired with your choice of Low Frequency Transducers. This combination provides the user a deep tow long-range capability significantly reducing the required search time. The Hunter’s operational depth of 200 meters makes it the optimal system for locating shipwrecks, commercial construction projects, oil and gas line surveys, and geologic surveys.
The Hunter is available as a single or dual frequency Side Scan Sonar system. Transducers are available in the following frequencies: 150 kHz, 300 kHz, 600 kHz, 900 kHz and 1800 kHz, or in combinations of 300,600, 900 or 1800 kHz. This Sonar when equipped with the 150 kHz transducers is capable of ranges to 500 meters (1000 meter swath width) with an along track resolution of 1.5 cm and an across track resolution of 60.8 cm. Shipwrecks and underwater infrastructure cannot hide from the Hunter covering a kilometer of search area in a single pass.
Sergio Diehl, Atlas North America’s President said “Search operations are time consuming and expensive. This sensor, with its high definition processing and data quality, was designed to survey the largest ocean areas thereby significantly reducing search times and substantially reducing operating costs.”
“Simply outstanding”, reports Tom Crossmon who provides recovery, salvage and training services, following deployment and testing of The Hunter in the Great Lakes.
ATLAS North America is a wholly owned subsidiary of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH of Bremen, Germany with a specific focus on naval mine countermeasures and high-resolution imaging sonars for defense, first responders, and commercial use. ATLAS North America is located in Virginia and is an industry leader in towed and AUV side scan sonar products.