Title

DEEP OCEAN PATHFINDING WITH THE SEA BEAM SONAR.

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

3-1-1987

Abstract

While multibeam sonars had been used previously by the U. S. Navy, they were not introduced into the civilian oceanographic community until the beginning of this decade, when NOAA in the U. S. and CNEXO in France acquired Sea Beam sea floor mapping systems. The success of these systems spurred the addition of a Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) and two NECOR (Northeast Consortium for Oceanographic Research) Sea Beam systems in the U. S. , as well as more than half a dozen systems in other countries. The author points out that the practical potential for complete survey coverage and resolution from Multibeam Sonars also permits accurate navigation.

Publication Title

Sea Technology

Volume

28

Issue

3

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