886 BFS Low Profile
BFS LOW PROFILE 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.
Underwater Hardware Specifications
675 kHz / 900 kHz or Optional 1.1 MHz
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°)
10 mm (0.4”)
Min. Detectable Range
150 mm (6”)
Max. Operating Depth
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.
Standard: 10 Mbps Ethernet (10 BASE-T) using TCP/IP
Bit rate may vary if an Ethernet extender is in use.
End mounted, eight conductor, wet mateable (Subconn MCBH8M-AS)
20 – 36 VDC at less than 10 Watts
Weight in Air
~ 3.3 kg (~ 7 lbs)
Weight in Water
~ 1.2 kg (~ 2.5 lbs)
6061-T6 Aluminum & Polyurethane
Windows™ Operating System
Windows™ XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
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
Recommended Minimum Computer Requirements
2 GHz Pentium 4
256 MB RAM
20 GB Hard Disk
1024 x 768 screen resolution
1000 m Unit
*Note: Standard IP Address is 192.168.0.2
A different IP Address may be specified upon ordering.