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Innomar SES-2000 deep-15 — full ocean depth SBP

Innomar SES-2000 deep-15 parametric sub-bottom profiler (one transceiver unit)

The Innomar SES-2000 deep-15 parametric sub-bottom profiler is designed for offshore applications down to 11,000m water depth.

This model features full motion compensation for heave, roll and pitch vessel movements.

The Innomar SES-2000 deep-15 SBP 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 SES-2000 SBP data.

Please see also the Deep Water Applications section.


Innomar SES-2000 deep-15 SBP installation schematics
Innomar SES-2000 deep-15 parametric sub-bottom profiler installation schematics


Technical Specification

Water Depth Range <20 – >11,000 m
Sediment Penetration up to 250 m (depending on sediment type and noise)
Range / Layer Resolution approx. 1.5 cm / up to 15 cm
Transmit Beam Width (-3dB) approx. ±2.3° / footprint <8% of water depth
Primary Frequencies (PF) approx. 15 kHz (frequency band 11 – 19 kHz)
PF Source Level / Acoustic Power >242 dB//µPa re 1m / ~10 kW
Secondary Low Frequency (SLF) centre freq. user selectable: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 kHz
(total frequency band 0.5 – 6 kHz)
Pulse Width user selectable 0.2 – 25 ms
Pulse Type Ricker, CW, LFM/HFM chirp
Ping Rate up to 30 pings/s
Topside Unit (Transceiver) W 0.52m × D 0.50m × H 0.74m (19''/16U) / 95kg
W 0.52m × D 0.50m × H 0.44m (19''/9U) / 30kg
Transducer (8 sections, 30m cable)W 1.90m × D 1.35m × H 0.45m / 1,100kg (incl. cable)
Heave / Roll / Pitch Compensation heave, roll, pitch (depending on external sensor data)
Data Acquisition digital 24 bit @ 48 kHz sample rate; full-waveform data
Auxiliary Input GNSS, HRP sensor, trigger
Auxiliary Output trigger, bottom track
Power Supply 100–240 V AC / <1,500 W


Included Features

  • Heave, roll and pitch beam stabilization
  • Bottom slope control
  • 24 bit SLF and PF full waveform data acquisition
  • Multi-ping mode for maintaining a high pulse rate in deep waters
  • Multi-frequency signals
  • LFM/HFM chirp (full SLF bandwidth)
  • Barker coded pulses for safe bottom track also in multi-ping modes
  • Linear sub-bottom profiler / SBES echosounder mode (10/10/15kHz CW and chirp pulses)



  • SESWIN data acquisition software
  • SES Convert data converter software (SES/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 incl. GIS module



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Technical specifications are subject of change without notice.