Hull Mounted Side Scan Sonar (Shallow Water).
The StarFish range has gained worldwide recognition as the most compact, affordable, towed side scan sonars for the professional underwater survey industry.
The full-body, three-fin, hydrodynamic design of the StarFish systems challenge the common cylindrical or torpedo-shape of traditional side scan sonars. The unique shape of the StarFish systems dramatically improves the stability of the sonar and consequently the quality of the images it produces. Furthermore, the advanced digital CHIRP (Compressed High Intensity Radar Pulse) acoustic techniques used by StarFish systems offer better range resolution compared to conventional, fixed-frequency side scan sonars.
Offering the same technical specification and imaging capability as the StarFish 450F sonar, the StarFish 450H sonar is designed to be fitted on to the hull or transom of a vessel. The 450H system removes the worry of snagging a towing cable for novice users and its compact, slim-line sonar design combined with flexible mounting bracket, ensures the system can be quickly fitted to a vessel.
The range also includes two higher specification units in high-visibility colours: StarFish 452F, a high-frequency system available in reinforced yellow polyurethane rubber and the StarFish 990F, which offers both higher frequency and resolution and is available in reinforced red polyurethane rubber.