International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Teledyne Odom Hydrographic has announced the launch of the MB2.

The MB2 multibeam echo sounder is developed for fast mobilization on smaller vessels and is optimized for shallow water survey companies port and harbor authorities and dredging companies.

As an option MB2 can be supplied with an Integrated GNSS aided INS powered by Applanix’ POS MV WaveMaster engine as well as an integrated real-time SVP sensor.

The MB1 was launched 2012. The MB2 features a dedicated cylindrical transmit array and broad range of sounding frequencies from 200 – 460 KHz improving on the performance of the MB1 by offering a wider coverage and narrower acoustic beam. Using both amplitude and phase bottom detection the MB2 is capable of sounding a swath of up to 140 degrees in up to 110 meters (361 feet) of water depth.

With 24-bit raw data both water column and seabed information can be collected within the controller software. The Real Time Appliance (RTA) synchronizes all of the sensors with accuracy better than 0.1 ms.