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Innomar SES-2000 light plus Sub-Bottom Profiler
and Dual-Frequency Sidescan Sonar

Innomar SES-2000 light plus parametric sub-bottom profiler with sidescan (top side unit and transducers) The Innomar SES-2000 light plus model acquires simultaneously sub-seafloor and sidescan data in shallow water.

A unique feature of this model is the integrated dual-frequency sidecan sonar. In total you get three data sets for each survey line: single-beam echosounder, sub-bottom and sidescan data.

All transducers are pole-mounted at the same location. Having just one reference point simplifies processing. No deployment or recovery of towed items is necessary, which reduces survey time and minimizes the probabilty of equipment damage or loss.

The Innomar SES-2000 light plus model acquires full-waveform SBP data that can be processed with any seismic software (SEG-Y format), sidescan data can be converted to XTF data format that can be processed with a wide range of third-party software. Innomar also provides the ISE post-processing software specialized on the Innomar SES-2000 SBP data.

Innomar SES-2000 light plus data example
Innomar SES-2000 light plus data example (frequency: SBP 8kHz, Sidescan 410kHz; water depth 4 meters).


Technical Specification

Sub-bottom Profiler
Water Depth Range 0.5 – 400m
Sediment Penetration up to 40m (depending on sediment type and noise)
Range / Layer Resolution approx. 1cm / up to 5cm
Transmit Beam Width (-3dB) approx. ±2° / footprint <7% of water depth
Primary Frequencies (PF) approx. 100kHz (frequency band 85 – 115 kHz)
PF Source Level / Acoustic Power >238 dB//µPa re 1m / ~2 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 – 1.0 ms
Pulse Type Ricker, CW
Ping Rate up to 50 pings/s
Topside Unit (Transceiver) W 0.52m × D 0.40m × H 0.35m (19''/7U) / 34kg
Transducer (20m cable) W 0.34m × D 0.26m × H 0.08m / 22kg incl. cable
Heave / Roll / Pitch Compensation heave (depending on external sensor data)
Data Acquisition digital 16bit @ 96kHz sample rate;
PF 100kHz 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 100–240V AC or 12/24V DC (option) / <250W

Sidescan Sonar
Water Depth Range 0.5 – 30m
Frequencies 250, 410, 600 kHz
Source Level >210 dB//µPa re 1m
Pulse Type CW (40µs, 80µs) / LFM chirp (500µs / 35kHz)
Beam Width (-3dB) approx. 0.8° × 58° for all frequencies
Depression Angle 30° / 40°
Data Acquisition envelope (digital 16bit / up to 96kHz)
Transducer (SSS; 20m cable) 0.50m × 0.06m × 0.06m / weight 10kg incl. cable


Included SBP Features

  • SLF full waveform data acquisition (sub-bottom data)
  • Multi-ping mode for maintaining a high pulse rate in deep waters
  • Multi-frequency signals


Optional Features

  • External DC power converter
  • Rugged housing with shock absorbers, IP65
  • Transducer mounting bracket



  • 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
  • SES SSProcessor simple sidescan mosaic processing software



Related Documents and User Publications

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Technical specifications are subject of change without notice.