Wide Angle Sonar Seafloor Profiler (WASSP) is a combination of technologies packaged into a uniquely versatile, powerful and cost-effective electronic fishing, marine surveying and scientific research tool. WASSP is available in a number of versions : 160Khz Fishing, 80Khz Fishing, 160Khz Survey. Fishing versions utilise 224 seperate beams to give 120degree coverage. Survey version utilises 224 equiangular or equidistant beams to give variable resolution based on application.
Chirp technology with variable bandwidth and frequency agile transceiver (can cover 10Khz - 500Khz)
High Detail Images
Real Time Map generation
Variable beam width
5 Beam Sounder
Advanced DSP, eliminates noise to/from other acoustic equipment
Dynamic Depth and Seafloor coverage
Advanced Fish Histogram – Target fish species
F3 CHIRP DRX WASSP
Display of a F3 CHIRP DRX WASSP for fishing use. Clearly seen is the Sonar, Echosounder, and seafloor views.
WASSP Fishing version offers 224 beams@136-184kHz with 48Khz bandwidth from 2m <200m. Up to 16Hz ping rate, with variable beam width, multiple power levels optimised depth, depth to coverage ratio 1:3.4 , and is compatible with wide range of 3rd party sensors. Compatible with Maxsea, QINSY, HyPack, Sodena other 3rd party software. OLEX interface pending.
Typical display setup of a 160Khz WASSP for fishing use. Clearly seen is the Sonar, Echosounder, Sidescan, and seafloor views avaiable.
WASSP Fishing version offers 224 beams@160kHz from 2m <200m. Up to 16Hz ping rate, with variable beam width, 14 power levels optimised depth, depth to coverage ratio 1:3.4 , and is compatible with wide range of 3rd party sensors. Compatible with OLEX, Maxsea, Sodena other 3rd party software.
WASSP 160F & OLEX
2D & 3D view of a harbour survey using OLEX with the WASSP Fishing version. This is a 'real life' example of WASSP in use; here the harbour wall, pylons, seafloor and navigation chart can all be seen clearly. This system accounts for tide, heave, pitch, & roll in real time eliminating the need for post-processing.
WASSP & OLEX 2D/3D + HARDNESS
2D & 3D view of a harbour survey using OLEX with the WASSP Fishing version. The seafloor on both the 2D and 3D windows are showing backscatter (hardness), as well as seafloor contours, navigation chart, and an along-track profile of the seafloor. Hardness can be customised by the user in real time to allow small changes (1%) to be easily seen.