Innomar SES-2000 ROV Sub-Bottom Profiler

Innomar SES-2000 ROV parametric sub-bottom profiler (subsea housing and transducer) for operation on remotely operated vehicles (ROV) The Innomar SES-2000 ROV model performs like a Innomar SES-2000 standard SBP and is intended to be used on ROVs working up to 2,000m below sea level.

The high ping rate, a small footprint and the possibility of transmitting sound pulses over a wide frequency range ensure echoprints with excellent resolution and very good sediment penetration. Electronic beam stabilization along track (pitch) is used to compensate movements when the ROV follows the seabed.

A user-friendly Windows data acquisition and system control software (SESWIN) is used for remote (Ethernet) operation. The Innomar SES-2000 ROV 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 SES-2000 SBP data.


Technical Specification

Depth reating
Range below transducer
1 – 1,000 m (option 2,000 m) below water level
1 – 500 m
Sediment penetration up to 40 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 altitude
Primary frequencies (PF) approx. 100 kHz (frequency band 85 – 115 kHz)
Primary source level / Acoustic Power>240 dB//µPa re 1m / 2.8 kW
Secondary low frequency (SLF) centre freq. user selectable: 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15 kHz
(total frequency band 4 – 22 kHz)
Pulse width user selectable 0.07 – 1.3 ms
Pulse type Ricker, CW, LFM chirp (optional)
Ping rate up to 40 pings/s
Subsea housing (1,000m rating) ∅0.3m × L 0.75m / weight 49kg in air (water: 7kg)
Transducer (2,000m rating) ∅0.47m × H 0.06m / weight 32kg in air (water: 24kg)
Heave / Roll / Pitch compensation heave, roll (depending on external sensor data)
Data acquisition digital 16 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, altitude
Auxiliary Output trigger, bottom track
Power Supply 100–240 V AC / <250 W (opt. DC power input)


Included Features

  • Pitch beam stabilization
  • 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

  • LFM chirp (5 – 15 kHz)



  • 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.