WASSP Multibeam Sonar shown on the MU150HD Monitor (sold separately).
WASSP's 224-beam transducer connects directly to the BTXR transducer module for simple installation.
The powerfull WASSP PC module allows for display options including real-time 3D view, 2D view, normal Echosounder, Sonar and side-scan Sonar views.
WASSP's powerful transducer incorporates 224 individual beams, providing a high-resolution, 120-degree swath of information for the seafloor and water column.
The WASSP multi-beam Sonar system uses a wide-angle Sonar transducer to profile the water column and seafloor to very high resolution. It is this unique combination of multi-beam Sonar and computer processing power which provides you with unparalleled information about the fishing environment. It gives you a wide 120° port-starboard swath of the water column and seafloor, allowing you to find and position reefs and wrecks, fish schools, seafloor hardness changes, and foreign objects in the water column or on the seafloor. From the 120° swath, the system processes 112 dynamic beams, with each beam containing detections from the water column and seafloor.
Information is presented in user-friendly displays, all controlled via mouse and stored on a Windows-based operating system for future use. The system can output data to plotting software packages. For optimal performance, roll, heave, pitch, heading and position inputs are all required. WASSP enables seabed profiling at up to 100 times the speed of conventional single-beam Echosounders, with improved accuracy and significantly reduced cost.
Wassp is easy to operate and delivers a turn-key, multibeam Sonar solution that enables you to greatly enhance your understanding and knowledge of the marine environment.
Multibeam display options include real-time 3D view, 2D view, normal Echosounder, Sonar and side-scan Sonar views. Each display view option can be presented in full screen or in split screen, to enable users to quickly and easily understand the detailed multibeam Sonar information being generated by WASSP.
Importantly, Sonar data is displayed in real time for immediate action by skippers with the ability to save seafloor profiles for future reference and to overlay these profiles on existing plotting programs.
A powerful, patented transmitter pulses a Sonar beam over a wide 120º swath port-starboard of the vessel with a pulse rate of up to eight pulses per second. The return Sonar signals are received through a custom designed, phased array, receive transducer to resolve 112 dynamic beams within the 120º swath. The result is a multi-beam Sonar system with very wide 120º port–starboard coverage, but also very high resolution delivered through the 112 beams.
A WASSP multibeam Sonar system comprises of 3 modules – a transducer (incorporating separate transmit and receive arrays), a signal processing box (called a BTxR) and a standard Windows XP display PC (or laptop for portable applications). The WASSP operating software runs on the display PC and manages all functions of the multi-beam Sonar, including display functions, storage of information and output of this information to third-party plotting systems.
WASSP transducers can be permanently mounted to the vessel or deployed via a pole, depending on the vessel and application.
To further improve WASSP performance, GPS compass, roll, pitch and heading, and sound speed inputs can be interfaced to improve seafloor-profiling accuracy. In addition, WASSP includes a built-in tide correction database for almost anywhere in the world, which along with careful attention to ship’s offset – the position of GPS sensor, transducer and roll center relative to the ship’s centerline – results in more accurate seafloor profiles and fish school location.