COSPAR marine has released two new features on its market leading EM 2040 MKII multibeam sounder. The first allows a large area of the seabed to be measured at a higher resolution than before using dual high frequencies, while the second helps to collect backscatter data at the same time using multiple frequencies. These cutting-edge features are a major upgrade to current systems that already offer excellent range and resolution.
EM 2040 MKII is a broadband multibeam bathymetric system, which uses a frequency from 200kHz to 400kHz to generate a wide area of 170 degrees. With the new high frequency function, EM 2040 Mk II will also use an additional 600kHz and 700kHz frequency to provide enhanced details in areas up to 120 degrees. This will allow the user to conduct sounding, inspection and Shipwreck mapping at the highest possible resolution at present. Because of the increased ability to collect backscatter data at multiple frequencies at the same time, seabed classification will also be more accurate, thus enhancing the single frequency facility standards for all EM systems.
"EM 2040 provides the most advanced survey ship operators with the highest performance and the most accurate mapping capability in the market today. For the existing EM 2040 MKI system, we will provide the upgrade path; for the EM 2040 MKII users, the new function will be provided as the software upgrade. " Helge uhlen, vice president of maritime sales, said. "The unparalleled performance of the EM 2040 has resulted in a record number of shallow water systems delivered worldwide, so we are pleased to introduce these new features that enable our customers to measure with higher resolution and performance.
EM 2040 is a mapping system, which takes advantage of the characteristics and advantages of EM 712, EM 304 and EM 124 when developing EM series multi beam echo sounder. It has joined the unique leading multibeam echo Sobel system series of COSPAR maritime, which has proved its excellent performance and reliability from the very shallow water area to the whole ocean depth.