YellowFin Sidescan Sonar

The Imagenex Model 872 “YellowFin” is a full-featured dual channel, high resolution, sidescan sonar.  The YellowFin is an affordable, very user friendly system that incorporates a high speed Ethernet connection to your Windows™ based laptop or desktop PC. Integrated power and a built-in differential-ready GPS receiver complete this fantastic system.  Zoom windows are available for target investigation without interrupting real-time data acquisition.  Data is displayed in real-time, with or without speed correction, in 9 user selectable colour tables.

YellowFin Sidescan Sonar

Underwater Hardware Specifications

Frequency

260 kHz / 330 kHz / 800 kHz nominal

Transducer

One transducer per side, tilted down 20º

Transducer Beam Width

260 kHz:  2.2º x 75º
330 kHz:  1.8º x 60º
800 kHz:  0.7º x 30º

Range Resolution

Range scale / 1000

Max. Operating Depth

300 m (~1000')

Max. Cable Length

600 m (~2000')

Interface

Analog telemetry

Connector

Wet mateable (Subconn MCBH4M-AS)

Power Supply

40 - 55 VDC at less than 3 Watts,
supplied from Surface Interface Box

Dimensions

114 mm (4.5") diameter x 833 mm (32.8") length

Weight in Air

5.4 kg (12 lbs) - not including ballast

Weight in Water

1.8 kg (4 lbs) - not including ballast

Ballast

Standard diver belt weights (readily available at dive shops)

Materials

Polyurethane & 6061-T6 Aluminum

Finish

Hard anodized

Surface Interface Box Hardware Specifications

Interface to PC

10 Mbps Ethernet

Interface to Sonar Head

FSK analog telemetry

Cable Connector

5-pin MS (female)

Sonar Head Power Supply Output

48 VDC

Differential Capable GPS

Built-in

Dimensions

31 cm (12.2") length x 26 cm (10.2") width x 8.7 cm (3.4") height

Weight

0.9 kg (2 lbs)

Materials

Aluminum

Finish

Powder Coated

Power Requirement

110 / 220 VAC 50 / 60 Hz, 0.1 Amp

Software Specifications

YellowFin.exe

v3.0.0.4

Windows™ Operating System

Windows™ XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10

Zoom Modes

1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, and 5x dynamically moveable

Range Scales

10 m, 20 m, 30 m, 40 m, 50 m, 60 m, 80 m,
100 m, 125 m, 150 m, and 200 m

File Format

(filename).872, (filename).XTF

GPS Input (4800, N, 8, 1)


NMEA 0183 Formats: GLL and VTG; GGA and VTG; RMC

Recommended Minimum Computer Requirements

800 MHz Pentium 3
256 MB RAM
2 GB Hard Disk
1024 x 768 x 256 colour graphics

Ordering Information

300 m Unit w/23 m Tow Cable

872-000-150

Surface Interface Box

872-000-001

60 m (200') Sidescan Tow Cable

Option                -021

100 m (330') Sidescan Tow Cable

Option                -033

YellowFin Sidescan Sonar

Features

  • Triple frequency
  • High resolution 1000 data points per side
  • 300 m depth rating
  • Up to 400 m (1300') total coverage
  • 23 m (75') tow cable included
  • LAN compatible
  • Built-in track plotter
  • Built-in internal GPS receiver
  • Record to .XTF in real-time

Applications

  • Underwater Archaeology
  • Sunken Timber Recovery
  • Search & Recovery
  • Surveying
  • Law Enforcement Work
  • Scientific Research
  • Environmental Survey

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