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BFS DIGITAL IMAGING SONAR

Imagine a world where sonar images with the clarity of a mechanically scanning sonar can be generated with the video-like speed of a multibeam sonar. This world now exists with the Imagenex BFS sonar system.

The BFS is an advanced, high frequency, scanning multibeam sonar utilizing Imagenex’s superior imaging algorithms, highly optimized acoustic receivers, and sophisticated digital electronics. Employing high-speed Ethernet communications and advanced Digital Signal Processing, the BFS sonar is capable of creating 57.6° wide imaging sectors at speeds of over six frames per second. This, coupled with up to 10 mm (0.4”) range resolution, provides truly amazing video-like imagery.

With it’s compact size and low power draw, the BFS will suit any underwater application from large work-class ROV’s to small inspection vehicles.

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Underwater Hardware Specifications

Frequency

675 kHz / 900 kHz or Optional 1.1 MHz

Transducer

Imaging type, fluid compensated

Transducer Beam Width

675 kHz:  1.8° x 50°
900 kHz:  1.3° x 40°

Optional 1.1 MHz:  1.1° x 40°

Number of Beams

192 (Step Size 0.3°), 96 (Step Size 0.6°)

Range Resolution

10 mm (0.4”)

Min. Detectable Range

150 mm (6”)

Max. Operating Depth

1000 m 

Max. Cable Length

Standard:  100 m on CAT5e

Cable length may be increased up to ~9000 m using an Ethernet extender.  Please enquire for more information.

Interface

Standard:  10 Mbps Ethernet (10 BASE-T) using TCP/IP

Bit rate may vary if an Ethernet extender is in use.

Connector

End mounted, eight conductor, wet mateable (Subconn MCBH8M-AS)

Power Supply

20 – 36 VDC at less than 10 Watts

Dimensions

See drawing

Weight in Air

~ 2 kg (~ 4 lbs)

Weight in Water

~ 0.5 kg (~ 1 lb)

Materials

6061-T6 Aluminum & Polyurethane

Finish

Hard Anodize 

Software Specifications

BFS.exe

V1.0.0.8

Windows™ Operating System

Windows™ XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10

Mode

Sector Scan

Range Scales

675 kHz:  2.5 m, 5 m, 10 m, 20 m, 30 m, 40 m, 50 m, 60 m

900 kHz:  2.5 m, 5 m, 10 m, 20 m, 30 m

Optional 1.1 MHz:  2.5 m, 5 m, 10 m, 20 m, 30 m

Sector Size

57.6°

Step Sizes

0.3°, 0.6°

File Format

(filename).bfs

Recommended Minimum Computer Requirements

2 GHz Pentium 4
256 MB RAM
20 GB Hard Disk
1024 x 768 screen resolution

Ordering Information

1000 m Unit

886-000-100

IP Address*

Option               -020

*Note:   Standard IP Address is 192.168.0.2
            A different IP Address may be specified upon ordering.

1.1 MHz

Option               -034

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Features

  • Ethernet
  • Programmable
  • High performance
  • Lower cost
  • Low power
  • Simple set-up and installation
  • Digital telemetry
  • Full scale range from 2.5 m to 60 m
  • Compact size
  • Communication format available to user

Applications

  • ROV, AUV, & UUV
  • Offshore Oil & Gas
  • Sunken Timber Recovery
  • Diving Support
  • Ship Hull Inspection
  • Search & Recovery
  • Inspection
  • Underwater Archaeology
  • Scientific Research

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