- Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) High Speed Multi-Beam Side Scan Sonar
- Long-range Reconnaissance Mode up to 250 meters
- Rugged Stainless Steel Construction
- 100% Bottom Coverage
- Phase Differencing Swath Bathymetry
L-3 Klein has continually made incremental improvements to the System 5000 over the years. Now we have completed a major upgrade and technology refresh to the 5000 and the new model is the L-3 Klein 5000 V2. L-3 Klein has added a new Reconnaissance Mode which extends long range coverage to 250 meters per side, while maintaining along track resolution at 10 cm to 38 m, 20 cm to 75m increasing to 36 cm to 150 m and 61 cm to 250 m. Frequency Modulated Chirp has been added, which yields consistent cross track resolution at all range settings and speeds. Through state-of-the-art engineering, L-3 Klein further reduced noise to offer our customers far superior imaging performance.
The System 5000 V2 can be configured with an optional Swath Bathymetric Sonar (SBS). The sonar uses advanced interferometric signal processing to produce simultaneous estimates of the seabed topography out to the full swath extent of the sonar, typically 10-12 times the overall altitude of the tow fish. This data is co-registered with the resulting side scan backscatter imagery and can be used to more accurately position seabed targets.