Future Product: Side Scan Sonar

Originally published at: https://ceruleansonar.wpengine.com/future-product-side-scan-sonar/

Here is preview of a future Cerulean side scan sonar product we’ve been working on. These are early times in the development cycle, but already the imaging obtained is yielding impressive results. Both of these images were produced using the very low cost ($299) Lowrance “3-in-1” sidescan transducer. The image on the right is from the standard Lowrance system, and the image on the left is from the same transducer driven by the prototype Cerulean side scan electronics. The Cerulean result is sharper because of CHIRP technology which provides better signal to noise ratio and improved range resolution.

Specific product configurations are not yet finalized, but our goal is to set a new benchmark for high performance at a very affordable price point. Surface and depth-rated configurations are anticipated, and release is targeted for the first half of 2020.