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Knudsen 3260 3.5/12kHz Echosounder

  • Knudsen 3260 3.5/12kHz Echosounder
Knudsen Chirp 3260 Echosounder and Sub Bottom Profiler

Knudsen CHIRP 3260 Rack Mount Echosounder Systems are the next benchmark in scientific sub-bottom profilling echosounders. The CHIRP 3260, is a high power deep water system capable of reaching serious depths up to 10,000m plus. The next generation system replaces the earlier well respected Knusden 320BR echosounder. The CHIRP 3260, a blackbox system housed in a 5U rackmount case for rackmount case for shipboard installation on the rack interface to computer via a USB connection, and is supplied with SounderSuite Windows application software. The CHIRP 3260 incorporates the latest in digital processing technology and specialized chirp and correlation processing algorithms to enhance sub-bottom depth capability.

Available in 2 and 4 channel configuration. The versatile system in particularly well suited to multiple survey roles and includes a wide range of bathymetric frequencies. Most commonly configured for the low frequency combination of 3.5/12kHz, the CHIRP 3260 is designed for full ocean depth requirements where high power output is required.

Key Features

Dual frequency 3.5kHz 10kW and 12kHz 2kW.

Use with existing 3.5 kHz hull mount 4x4 arrays.

Capable of multiping transmission, correlation processing.

Heave compensated grey scale sub bottom records.

Standard interface to all modern survey tools including GPS, data loggers and heave compensators, USB interface.

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