Innomar "sixpack" multi-transducer SBP
With its six transducers, the Innomar sixpack multi-transducer sub-bottom profiler is designed for applications which need very high data density in extremely shallow waters. These applications include pipeline and cable surveys, risk mitigation at offshore building sites or archeological surveys.
The Innomar sixpack model acquires full-waveform data that can be processed with any seismic software (SEG-Y format). Innomar also provides the ISE post-processing software specialized on the Innomar SBP data. For three-dimensional visualization of the sub-bottom data, Innomar provides a gridding tool and third-party visualization software.
Innomar also offers a multi-transducer SBP with four transducers, the Innomar quattro model.
Innomar sixpack parametric sub-bottom profiler data example showing a clipped 3D volume with shallow buried wooden shipwreck (0.50m bsf, length c. 13m, width c. 5m), nearshore, Baltic Sea near Rostock, Germany.
Six highly portable transducers can be assembled in different ways to provide optimal solutions for different survey tasks:
|Hex beam mode (HBM)
|Penta beam mode (PBM)
|Triple beam mode (TBM)
|Dual beam mode (DBM)
|Single beam mode (SBM)
|Hex Beam Mode (HBM, six individual transducers)|
|PF Source Level / Acoustic Power||>235 dB//µPa re 1m / ~2 kW|
|Transmit beam width (-3dB)||approx. ±2.5° for all frequencies|
|Water depth range||0.5 – 30 m|
|Sediment penetration||up to 20 m (depending on sediment type and noise)|
|Ping rate||up to 13 pings/s per transducer|
Single Beam Mode (SBM, all transducers combined)
|PF Source Level / Acoustic Power||>247 dB//µPa re 1m / ~5 kW|
|Transmit beam width (-3dB)||approx. ±1.5° for all frequencies|
|Water depth range||2 – 1,000 m|
|Sediment penetration||up to 60 m (depending on sediment type and noise)|
|Ping rate||up to 60 pings/s|
|Range / Layer resolution||approx. 1 cm / up to 5 cm|
|Primary frequencies (PF)||approx. 100 kHz (frequency band 85 – 115 kHz)|
|Secondary low frequencies (SLF)||centre freq. user selectable: 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15 kHz|
|SLF total frequency band||2 – 22 kHz|
|Pulse type||Ricker, CW|
|Pulse width||user selectable 0.07 – 1.0 ms|
|Topside unit (transceiver)||0.52m × 0.40m × 0.44m (19''/9U) / weight 39kg|
|Transducer (incl. 15m cable)||6 × (0.21m × 0.21m × 0.06m / 8kg)|
|Heave / Roll / Pitch compensation||yes / no / no (depending on sensor data)|
|Data acquisition||digital 24 bit @ 96 kHz sample rate; PF 100 kHz envelope echosounder data / bottom track;SLF full-waveform sub-bottom data|
|Auxiliary Inputs||GNSS, HRP sensor, true heading, trigger|
|Auxiliary Outputs||trigger, bottom track, analogue LF|
|Power Supply||100–240 V AC / <350 Woptional external DC power inverter (12 V or 24 V)|
|Control / Data Storage PC||internal PC (Windows® 10); included|
- 24 bit SLF full waveform data acquisition / Innomar "SES3" data format
- Multi-ping mode for maintaining a high pulse rate in deep waters
- Multi-frequency signals
- KVM extender for remote control
- SESWIN basic remote-control via COM / UDP (e.g. line start/stop, line name)
- SESWIN extended remote-control via Ethernet (TCP/IP)
- KVM extender for remote control
- external DC power adapter (12 V or 24 V)
- Rugged housing with shock absorbers (MIL standard, IP65)
- Transducer bracket for over-side-mounting
- SESWIN data acquisition software
- SES Convert data converter software (RAW to SEG-Y, XTF, ASCII)
- SES NetView for display of online echoprints and system information on remote computers (via Ethernet) for QC
- ISE post-processing software
Related Documents and Publications
- Missiaen T, Evangelinos D, Claerhout C, et al. (2017): Archaeological prospection of the nearshore and intertidal area using ultra-high resolution marine acoustic techniques: results from a test study on the Belgian coast at Ostend-Raversijde. Geoarchaeology. 2017;1–15. (https://doi.org/10.1002/gea.21656)
- Missiaen, T.; Lowag, J. (2015): Case study for the application of the SES-2000 quattro system during marine archaelogical insvestigation near Ostend, Belgium.
- Missiaen, T. (2015): 2D and 3D acoustic investigation of a submerged archaeological site near Ostend, Belgium. Proc. Seabed Acoustics 2015, Rostock, Germany, Nov. 19–20, 2015.
- Lowag, J. et al. (2010): Three-dimensional investigation of buried structures with multi-transducer parametric sub-bottom profiler as part of hydrographical applications. Proc. Hydro 2010, Rostock-Warnemünde, Germany, Nov. 02–05, 2010.
Technical specifications are subject of change without notice.