Innomar "smart" Sub-Bottom Profiler

Innomar smart parametric sub-bottom profiler; bottom ruggedized DC version The Innomar smart model is the smallest member of the Innomar sub-bottom profiler family. It has been designed for inshore surveys in shallow waters down to 100 metres water depth using small boats, but can also be used in coastal areas.

Because of its small size and weight this system is convenient even on the smallest boat and on uncrewed remotely or autonomously operated vehicles (USV/ASV). The topside unit is controlled via Ethernet (LAN / WiFi) using any Windows based PC or tablet.

The Innomar smart 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.

This model has been first launched as "SES-2000 smart" in 2017, the latest generation has been introduced in 2020.

The Innomar smart model is utilized on the Innomar autonomous uncrewed surface vehicle (USV) for remote-controlled and autonomous surveys in sensible environments.

For survey examples please see the Extremely Shallow Water Applications and Shallow Water Applications.

Innomar smart SBP online data acquisition software
Innomar smart parametric sub-bottom profiler data acquisition software.

Innomar smart SBP data example
Innomar smart parametric sub-bottom profiler data example
(top: HF 100kHz; bottom: LF 10kHz; pulse width 0.1ms).


Technical Specification

Water Depth Range 0.5 – 100 m
Sediment Penetration up to 20 m (depending on sediment type and noise)
Range / Layer Resolution approx. 1 cm / up to 8 cm
Transmit Beam Width (-3dB) approx. ±2.5° / footprint <9% of water depth
Primary Frequencies (PF) approx. 100 kHz (frequency band 90 – 110 kHz)
PF Source Level / Acoustic Power >235 dB//µPa re 1m / ~2 kW
Secondary Low Frequency (SLF) centre freq. 10 kHz (total frequency band 5 – 15 kHz)
Pulse Width user selectable 0.1 – 0.5 ms
Pulse Type Ricker, CW
Ping Rate up to 40 pings/s
Heave / Roll / Pitch Compensation heave (depending on external sensor data)
Data Acquisition digital 16 bit @ ~70 kHz sample rate;
PF 100 kHz envelope echosounder data / bottom track;
SLF 10kHz full-waveform sub-bottom data
Auxiliary Inputs GNSS, HRP sensor, trigger
Auxiliary Outputs trigger, bottom track
Topside Unit Connection Ethernet (LAN / integrated WiFi)
Topside Unit Dimensions / Weight W 0.43m × D 0.33m × H 0.23m / 9 kg (IP65)
Transducer Dimensions / Weight W 0.27m × D 0.21m × H 0.06m / 10 kg incl. 15m cable
Power Supply 10–30 V DC / <100 W;
optional external AC power adapter (100–240 V AC)


Included Features

  • SLF full waveform data acquisition (sub-bottom data) / Innomar "RAW" data format


Optional Features

  • external AC power adapter (100–240 V AC)
  • Pre-configured laptop or tablet PC (control unit)
  • 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 (optional)



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Technical specifications are subject of change without notice.