HMS-1400 SSS
from Falmouth Scientific

The HMS-1400 System combines a portable digital sidescan towfish and sonar interface with true 16-bit processing in a Toughbox workstation with GeoDAS software for high- resolution survey imaging. Easy-to-use and low-cost, the HMS-1400 System provides single- or dual-frequency operation with depth, heading, and attitude sensors.

HMS-1400 Side Scan Sonar ready for deployment. Image courtesy of Falmouth Scientific Inc.
HMS-1400 Side Scan Sonar ready for deployment. Image courtesy of Falmouth Scientific Inc.

Easy-to-use and low-cost, the HMS-1400 System provides single- or dual-frequency operation with depth, heading, and attitude sensors. The powerful GeoDAS software offers an extensive suite of capabilities common in more expensive systems, including display of real-time mosaicing of sidescan images on top of nautical chart data for effective image location, mission execution, survey planning, and advanced target analysis.

Features

  • Single- or dual-frequency towed sonar sensor
  • Easily transported,interfaced, and deployed
  • True 16-bit processing provides high resolution images of bottomfeatures
  • Powered by GeoDAS software by Oceanic Imaging Consultants (OIC):
  • Automatic bottom tracking
  • Automated processing/contrast enhancement
  • Advanced target analysis/databasing
  • Supports common navigation chart formats - BSB, DNC, S-57
  • Extensive planning, management, and execution tools
  • Real-time mosaicing with easy export to GIS and Google-Earth
  • Compatible with OIC CleanSweep and HarborScan software packages
  • Ideal for port-security/changedetection work.
  • Optional support for XTF data format.

Product Dimensions

Physical Dimensions (L x W x H) Weight
HMS-1400 SSS (instrument only) 93cm x 8.9cm x 8.9cm 15kg

Technical Specifications

Sonar: Single- or dual-frequency tow-fish.
Material: Stainless Steel (316 SS).
Operating Frequency: Dual: 100/400, 400/900, 400/1250 kHz
Single: 400 or 1250 kHz
Beam Angle: 0.3 degree horizontal
40 degree vertical
Depression Angle: 30 degrees down.
Transmission Pulse: 400 KHz - 15 μs < 100 μs
1250 KHz -5 μs < 25 μs
Across-track Resolution: 400kHz- 2cm-15cm
1250kHz - 0.75cm-3.375cm
Max Range: 400kHz- 150m
1250kHz- 37.5m
Depth Sensor: 0.25% full scale
Temperature Sensor: ±0.5 degrees.
Towing Speed: 1 < 8 knots.
Operating Depth: 100 m max.