R/V Kilo Moana > Electronics
R/V KILO MOANA has a large suite of
modern mission electronic and sonar systems. Shipboard systems have been
carefully designed to avoid interference with scientific sonar systems.
Multibeam Echo Sounder (Simrad EM120)
A 12 kHz, 191 beam, bathmetric sonar system capable of hydrographic
charting and seafloor acoustic backscatter imaging in water depth up to
11,000 m. Angular coverage is up to 150 degrees depending on depth.
Width of coverage is generally six times water depth up to 2000 m. In
deep water, a width of 20 km is achievable depending on bottom
composition. The sonar transducers are mounted in the port hull.
Multibeam Echo Sounder (Simrad EM1002)
A 95 kHz, 111 beam system designed to operate from shoreline down to a
depth of about 1000 m. Angular coverage is up to 150 degrees. Width of
coverage is about 1500 m in deeper waters and up to 7.4 times water
depth in shallower water.
Echo Sounder (Simrad EA 500)
A single or split beam echo sounding system with three transducer
frequencies: 12, 38 and 200 kHz. Ranges are 13,000 m for 12 kHz
operation and 500 m for 200 kHz operation.
Positioning System (Simrad HPR 418)
A ship position indicating system which uses short and long baseline
modes to compute location within a network of bottom acoustic
transponders. It can also track location of an acoustic beacon mounted
on a remotely operated vehicle or submersible.
Current Profiler (Sontek 125)
A 125 kHz system which provides vertical profiles of ocean current
speed and direction.
One digital fathometer system with digital readouts located in Pilot
House console, Aft Control Station and bridge wings. Raytheon Model 795
with recording capability installed in the Chart Room with remote
display in the Computer Lab.
( SEE MISSION,
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