Innomar "standard-usv" SBP fur USV integration

Innomar standard parametric sub-bottom profiler (top side unit) The Innomar standard-usv model performs like an Innomar standard SBP and is intended to be used on uncrewed surface vehicles (USV / ASV).

The high ping rate, a small footprint and the possibility of transmitting sound pulses over a wide frequency range ensure sub-bottom data with excellent resolution and very good sediment penetration. Electronic beam stabilization across (roll) or along track (pitch) is used to compensate for wave-induced vehicle movements.

A user-friendly Windows data acquisition and system control software (SESWIN) is used for remote (Ethernet) operation. The Innomar standard-usv 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 launched in 2020.


Technical Specification

Water Depth Range 0.5 – 500 m
Sediment Penetration up to 50 m (depending on sediment type and noise)
Range / Layer Resolution approx. 1 cm / up to 5 cm
Transmit Beam Width (-3dB) approx. ±2° / footprint <7% of water depth
Primary Frequencies (PF) approx. 100 kHz (frequency band 85 – 115 kHz)
PF Source Level / Acoustic Power >240 dB//µPa re 1m / ~3.5 kW
Secondary Low Frequency (SLF) centre freq. user selectable: 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15 kHz
(total frequency band 2 – 22 kHz)
Pulse Width user selectable 0.07 – 1.5 ms
Pulse Type Ricker, CW, LFM chirp
Ping Rate up to 50 pings/s
Topside Unit (Transceiver) W 0.45m × D 0.36m × H 0.18m (19''/4U) / 16kg
Transducer (excl. cable) W 0.34m × D 0.26m × H 0.08m / 15kg
Heave / Roll / Pitch Compensation heave, roll or pitch; depending on external sensor data
Data Acquisition digital 16 (24) bit @ 70 kHz sample rate;
PF 100 kHz envelope echosounder data / bottom track;
SLF full-waveform sub-bottom data
Auxiliary Input GNSS, HRP sensor, trigger
Auxiliary Output trigger, bottom track, analogue SLF
Power Supply 20–30 V DC / <200 W
external AC power adapter (100–240 V AC)
Control / Data Storage PC external (e.g. laptop PC); not included


Included Features

  • Roll or Pitch beam stabilization
  • SLF full waveform data acquisition (sub-bottom data) / Innomar "RAW" data format
  • 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
  • LFM chirp (5 – 15 kHz)
  • SESWIN basic remote-control via COM / UDP (e.g. line start/stop, line name)
  • external AC power adapter (100–240 V AC)


Optional Features

  • SESWIN extended remote-control via Ethernet (TCP/IP)
  • Pre-configured laptop PC (control unit)
  • KVM extender for PC remote control
  • Transducer frame with integrated shock absorbers for hull-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


Technical specifications are subject of change without notice.