Shallow-Water Solutions

  • When portability matters
  • Usable from less than one metre down to 500 metres

A unique feature of Innomar's parametric SBPs is the possibility to work in extremely shallow waters, even less than one metre. Devices can be mobilized on vessels of opportunity or autonomous platforms at various scales.

Sub-bottom profiling in shallow waters is challenging for traditional systems and techniques due to wide-beam transducers, sidelobe patterns, ringing effects and high reverberation levels. The parametric technology used in our shallow-water models offers very narrow beams of less than 5 degrees with highly portable transducers and a high system bandwidth with sub-decimetre resolution.

Devices can be mobilized on vessels of opportunity or autonomous platforms at various scales.

The Innomar family of parametric sub-bottom profilers have been formerly also known as "SES-96", "SES-2000" or "Innomar SES" SBPs. Starting with new or improved models introduced in 2020 the term "SES-xx" is not been used in the model name any more.

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