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Echoscope is the world’s highest definition real time 3D imaging sonar.
By generating over 16,000 beams per acoustic transmission and with a frame rate of over 10 pings per second, Echoscope® sonars provide unique underwater 3D acoustic movie imagery. Viewing the subsea scene in real time using patented 3D rendering techniques allows for immediate decision making during underwater positioning projects, whilst maintaining a measureable dataset for mapping purposes.
Used in a number of applications ranging from Port Security, IRM (Inspection, Repair and Maintenance), and cable or mattress laying through to marine construction and ROV intervention work, the Echoscope has proved to save vessel time and increase productivity during zero visibility subsea conditions.
Compact and portable and with the choice of either single frequency or dual frequency systems, the Echoscope can be rapidly deployed on vessels using an over-the-side pole mount or alternatively integrated onto a number of different ROVs or AUVs.
Each Echoscope 3D sonar is supplied with the modular USE (Underwater Survey Explorer) topside software package which can integrate the sonar to a number of auxiliary sensors like motion, heading and positioning systems.
The combination of Echoscope and USE software with their unique and patented capabilities is changing the mode of many subsea operations around the globe.
The Echoscope can be supplied in OEM form for integration with subsea vehicles to perform unique 3D inspections and surveys. CodaOctopus can supply technical integration packs and consultancy to allow the client to seamlessly integrate the Echoscope. Several customers have already integrated the Echoscope onto their Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) , including Lockheed Martin – for more information on their success story, click here.
For a paper that demonstates the benefits of increased productivity and safety for deploying the Echoscope for Accropode(TM) breakwater armouring, please click here.
For an article on break water construction in the April 2014 edition of Marine Construction magazine, please see pages 68-71 in the following link.
The Echoscope has revolutionized how pipeline sleepers are placed in the Middle East. The benefits include: huge productivity gains; 24 hour operations and increased safety for divers.To read more, please click here. For a Mandarin translation, please click here.
Dual Echoscopes have been used to retrieve and monitor 2 wind farm export cables. To read more, please click here.
To learn more about how the Echoscope can revolutionise scour protection, monitoring and prevention, please click here.
NOAA, in association with Hibbard Inshore, Bay Marine Services and Coda Octopus, has deployed an ROV mounted Echoscope to discover, image and map three historically significant shipwrecks in the San Francisco Bay area. Images of the SS City of Rio de Janeiro are the first obtained since the vessel sank over 110 years ago. Additionally, the SS City of Chester and the MV Fernstream were mapped in detail and yielded further information about how these vessels sank and what has happened to them since their loss. For the press release on this very interesting project, please click here.
We have conducted the necessary survey and research work to confirm that the Echoscope® has been shown to be capable of comfortably achieving bathymetric survey data that meets the various orders of IHO S-44 standard under what can be regarded as typical survey conditions, please click here to access the report.