SONAR & ACOUSTIC EQUIPMENT
Graduate students Note:
NortekUSA awards equipment loans and travel money for innovative graduate student research projects. Two individual awards will be made to outstanding graduate students involved in any discipline of oceanography or ocean engineering. One grant will go to a project utilizing a Nortek instrument in a typical research application. The second grant will be awarded to an individual utilizing the equipment in a novel application geared towards a better understanding of any bio-physical interaction.
Transducers Design, Beam Simulation of single element transducers
Simple Sonar Ranger - a very simple sonar ranging device that eliminates a lot of the usual descrete components by executing complex functions in the software of the PIC microcontroller.
ANSI-SI.20-1988, Procedures for Calibration of Underwater Electroacoustic Transducers. (Cancelled -see ANSI/NCL Z540-1-1994 and ISO 10012-1)
ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 (Calib. & Meas. & Test Equip. General Requirements) (must purchase)
ANSI/NCSL Z540-2-1997 (U.S. Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement) (must purchase)
ISO 10012-1 Quality Assurance Requirements for Measuring Equipment, Part 1: Metrological Confirmation System for Measuring Equipment.
ISO 10012-2 (1997) - QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR MEASURING EQUIPMENT.Part 2: Guidelines for control of measurement processes.
Sound Underwater Images : A Guide to the Generation and Interpretation of Side Scan Sonar Data by John P. Fish
Save the Whales
FarSounder, Inc has broken the three dimensional barrier for forward-looking sonar, allowing every mariner to "see ahead" of the vessel underwater for a wide field of view: range, bearing and depth.
A-G Geophysical Products, Inc., Manufacturer of QUALITY Underwater Electrical Connectors Hydrophones & Cable Products for the Geophysical Industry
Airmar Technology Corp., 35 meadowbrook Dr., Milford, NH 03055-4613, Tel: (603) 673-9570, Fax: (603) 673-4624
Applied Acoustic Engineering Ltd. Acoustic positioning equipment, acoustic releases, bottom profiling equipment
Arretec, DolphinEAR: For Serious Research, or Casual Listening $179 Complete System! Introducing the world's first affordable underwater listening device! Just slip on the earphones, and drop the 'hydrophone' into the sea ~ you're instantly transported into the magical world of 'Live Underwater Sound'. PB 3098 Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2 2AD, UNITED KINGDOM, U.K. TEL/FAX (020) 7681 3734 (London), U.S. TEL/FAX 1-415-704-3134 (San Francisco), International: FAX: +44 20 7681 3734 -or- +1-415-704-3134
Argotec, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Tel: (954) 584-7900, Fax: (954) 584-7900
BAE Systems, Braintree, MA, Tel: (781) 848-3400, Fax: (781) 843-2153
Benthos, Inc., Phone: (508) 563-6100 1-800-446-1222, 49 Edgerton Drive Fax: (508) 563-6444, North Falmouth, MA 02556
Bruel and Kjaer, Phone: (800) 332-2040, Fax: (770) 8087818
C-Tech Ltd., Cornwall, Ontario, Tel: (613) 933-7970, Fax: (613) 933-7977
Caufield Engineering Services, Spruce Grove, Alberta, Tel: (780) 987-5844
Chelsea Instruments and Marine Acoustics - Chelsea Instruments has been engaged in the design, development, and manufacture of a range of oceanographic sensors and systems for the military and civil markets. Marine Acoustics is a successful electronics engineering company specializing in underwater acoustics and sonar system technology.
Cetacean Research Technology, HYDROPHONES - Listen to dolphins and whales with Cetacean Research hydrophones, 7309 26th Avenue NW Phone: (206) 297-1310, Seattle, WA 98117
Coda Technologies Ltd., Edinburgh, Scotland, Tel: +44 131 553 1380, Fax: +44 131 554 7143
Datasonics, specialists in High resolution Acoustics, acoustic modems for data telemetry at rates faster than the DiveTracker DTX system by Desert Star
Dukane Corporation, St. Charles, IL, Tel: (630) 584-2300, Fax: (630) 584-5154
Edgetech, 455 Fortune Boulevard, Milford, MA 01757, Tel: (508) 478-9500, Fax: (508) 478-1456, EdgeTech, a leader in marine acoustic technology, yesterday introduced the MP-X MultiPulse, what a spokeswoman called "the world's first high-speed side-scan sonar available at a truly affordable price." The revolutionary MP-X is capable of placing multiple sound pulses in the water simultaneously, thus allowing the system to perform surveys at speeds of up to four times greater than conventional side-scan sonars.
EDO Electro-Ceramic Products, transducers and arrays, Salt Lake City, UT, Tel: (801) 486-7481, Fax: (801) 484-3301
ELAC Nautik GmbH, Neufeldtstrasse D-24118 Kiel Germany, Phone: ++49 431 883 0 Fax: ++49 431 883 496
Engineering Acoustics, Inc., Phone: (407) 645-5444, 1490 Gene Street Fax: (407) 645-4910 , Winter Park, FL 32789
Dr. Fahrentholz GmbH & Co., Kiel, Germany, Tel: +49 431 542051
Fumunda Marine Products - They make 10kHz pingers and are in the process of making a 38kHz soon. The 10kHz model puts out a source level of 132db re 1m from a single 3V battery, and can run for over one year constantly. Best of all, the cost is only $80 each! Mammal Deterrent Pingers are used primarily in the commercial fishing industry to reduce or eliminate inadvertent capture of whales and dolphins in drift nets. Pingers function by emitting high frequency pulses of sound to warn animals of potentially lethal fishing gear. Pingers are extremely effective in reducing By-catch of this type. The use of the pingers in the Swordfish, drift net fishery is mandated by the U. S. department of fisheries for this reason.
Gearing-Watson Electronics Ltd., Phone: 44(0)1323 846464, South Road FAX: 44(0) 1323 847550, E. Sussex BN 27 3JJ England
GEC-Marconi, Waterlooville, UK, Tel: +44 1705-264466, Fax: +44 1705-260246
GeoAcoustics Ltd., Norfolk, England, Tel: +44 (0) 1493 600666, Fax: +44 (0) 1493-651100
Geo Space, Houston, TX, Tel: (713) 939-7093, Fax: (713) 937-8012
Gold Line - SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL METERS - Box 500 West Redding, Connecticut 06896, Telephone: 203-938-2588 Fax: 203-938-8740
GP:50 Aerospace Div., Grand Island, NY, Tel: (716) 773-9300, Fax: (716) 773-5019
Graseby Dynamics Ltd., Bushey, UK, Tel: 01923 228566, Fax: 01923 240285
Harris Acoustic Products, 141 Washington Street, Walpole, Massachusetts 02032 USA, (508) 660-6000 fax (508) 660-6061
High Tech, Inc., 1390 29th Avenue, Gulfport, Mississippi 39501, USA, Tel (228) 868-6632, fax (228) 868-6645
Hydro Products, Aberdeen, Scotland, Tel: 44 (0) 1224 708908, Fax: 44 (0) 1224 827289
Hydroacoustic Technology Inc., Seattle, WA, Tel: (206) 633-3383, Fax: (206) 633-5912
Hydroacoustics Inc., Rochester, NY, Tel: (716) 359-1000, Fax: (716) 359-1132
IMAGENEX sonar systems
Industrial Sensors & Instruments, Inc., Round Rock, TX, Tel: (512) 255-3790, Fax: (512) 255-8655
Innomar Technologie GmbH, Rostock, Germany, Tel: +49 (0) 381 5196 368, Fax: +49 (0) 381 5196 367
Interactive Circuits & Systems Ltd., sonar signal processors, Gloucester, Ontario, Tel: (613) 749-9241, Fax: (613) 749-9461
International Industries Inc.(III) is a Manufacturers Representative and Distributor headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area of the United States (Annapolis, Maryland). It concentrates its efforts in marketing the products of leading domestic and international Hydrographic and Oceanographic firms in the Marine Technology Industry.
International Transducer Corporation, 869 Ward Dr, Santa Barbara CA 93111, Tel: 805-683-2575 Fax: 805-967-8199
Interphase Technologies, Inc., Soquel, CA, Tel: (831) 477-4944, Fax: (831) 462-7444
J&S Marine Ltd., Devon, UK, Tel: +44 1271 337500, Fax: +44 1271 337501
Johnson Laboratories Inc., Walpole, ME, Tel: (207) 563-3650, Fax: (207) 563-8203
JW Fishers Mfg Inc, 800-822-4744 or 508-822-7330
Kistler Instrument Corp., Amherst, NY, Tel: (716) 691-5100, Fax: (716) 691-5226
Klein Associates, Inc. Side Scan Sonar manufacturer
Knudsen Engineering Ltd., Perth, Ontario, Tel: (613) 267-1165, Fax: (613) 267-7085
Kongsberg Simrad - Kongsberg Simrad AS is a high-tech company specialising in marine electronics.
Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc., Leonia, NJ, Tel: (201) 461-0900, Fax: (201) 461-0990
LinkQuest Inc., 7933 Silverton Ave., Suite 717, San Diego, CA 92126, Tel: (858) 271-6801, Fax: (858) 271-6643, 9600 Baud, Low Power, Highly Robust, Acoustic Modems
Lubell Laboratories, In 1968, Alan H. Lubell invented and patented the world's first broad band piezoelectric underwater speaker.
Marimatech: Echosounders, Radio Data Modems, Hydrometric stations, Sound Velocity Profilers, Hydrographic Survey Package
Marine Acoustics Limited - Sonar System Technology - Acoustic Transducers
Marine Sonic Technology, Ltd's Sea Scan PC (600 kHz) side scan sonar,
Massa Products Corporation, Hingham, MA, Tel: (781) 749-4800, Fax: (781) 740-2045
Materials Systems Inc., Littleton, MA, Tel: (978) 486-0404, Fax: (978) 486-0706
Mesotech Sonar Equipment & other acoustic equipment
Morgan Matroc, Inc., Bedford, OH, Tel: (216) 232-8600, Fax: (216) 232-8731
MTI, Ltd., Mystic, CT, Tel: (860) 245-0245, Fax: (860) 245-0246
Northern Airborne Technology Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Tel: (954) 981-1602, Fax: (954) 981-4123
ODEC, Ocean Data Equipment Corp.: Precision Survey Echosounders, Dual Frequency Echosounders , Linear Power Transmitters, Doppler Speed Logs, Deepsea Sound Velocity Meters
ORE, Offshore Division is a highly specialized hydro-acoustics company
Paine Electronics, Seattle, WA, Tel: (206) 329-8600, Fax: (206) 329-1615
Paroscientific, Inc., Redmond, WA, Tel: (425) 883-8700, Fax: (425) 867-5407
Piezo Kinetics Inc., Bellefonte, PA, Tel: (814) 355-1593, Fax: (814) 355-4342
Piezo Systems, Cambridge, MA, Tel: (617) 547-1777, Fax: (617) 354-2200
Reson, Inc., Phone: (805) 964-6260, 300 Lopez Road Fax: (805) 964-7537, Goleta, CA 93117
RD INSTRUMENTS TO LAUNCH PRODUCTS AT OI AMERICAS San Diego, California, USA -- RD Instruments Inc. has two new inland acoustic doppler current profiling (ADCP) products. Horizontal profiling ChannelMaster and the revolutionary StreamPro. The "compact, versatile, and affordable ChannelMaster is a two-beam, horizontally oriented ADCP designed to obtain high accuracy velocity data at ranges from 1 to 300 meters," utilizing one to 128 cells of data. The unit is suited for use in rivers, streams, estuaries, open channels, and ports and harbors. The StreamPro ADCP "revolutionizes discharge and velocity measurement in streams from 15-200 centimeters in depth." The "bottom tracking" capability provides the ability to move continuously across the stream to obtain a discharge measurement in two or three minutes instead of 30 minutes to an hour using the older point-by-point method. A wireless data link between the instrument and the user allows flexibility in deployment - "you can move the StreamPro across the channel from a bridge, from a tagline, or by wading,"
SeaBeam Instruments and ELAC introduce the next-generation multibeam sonar.
Sonar Research and Development - Grovehill Industrial Estate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 0LF. United Kingdom.Telephone: +44(0)1482 869 559 Fax: +44(0)1482 872 184
Seabed Technology, BV - Seabed Systems BV, Geotechnical Underwater Equipment and Connectors, Pipeliner II system, Sub-Bottom Profiling system, Combined Pipeliner/Sub Bottom Profiling, Side Scan Sonar System, Heave Compensator for Tow Bodies, Winch for survey applications
SeaScape - Software Engineering Associates, PO Box 25496, Seattle, WA 98125, Voice / message / fax: 206-365-1542,
SeaTek, instrumentation Piezio Electric Transducers.
Second Sound, 220 Gates Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, Tel (415) 647-0625, Fax (415) 641-4947
Sensotec, Inc., Columbus, OH, Tel: (800) 848-6564, Fax: (614) 850-1111
Sensor Technology, P.O. Box 97, 20 Stewart Rd., Collingwood, Ont., Canada, L9Y 3Z4, Telephone (705) 444-1440, Fax (705) 444-6787
Sonar R & D: Tide monitor, Radio telemetry, Transducers and hydrophones, Seabed Visualisation System, Seal scarer.
Sonardyne - Acoustic Positioning
Sonatech Inc., Leader in the Analysis, Design, and Manufacture of Underwater Acoustic Systems for: Communication, Ocean Navigation, Sonars, Noise-Measurement, Hydrophone Arrays, Signal Processing, and Tracking.
Sonavision Ltd., Aberdeen, Scotland, +44 1224 257518, Fax: +44 1224 257501
Sontek acoustic doppler velocimeters
Submetrix: Interferometric seabed inspection sonar
Tavis Corporation, Mariposa, CA, Tel: (209) 966-2027, Fax: (209) 966-4930
Telstar Instruments, Southhold, NY, Tel: (516) 765-9292, Fax: (516) 765-9295
Transonics, 4841 E. Meadows Dr., Park City, Utah 84098, Tel: (435) 649-2930, Fax: (435) 649-3052.
Tritech International Ltd, Sonar's from the Underwater experts, (The Tritech MiniKing Sonar is a new concept in high performance products. This very small sonar is available in several configurations enabling it to be fitted to the smallest of ROVs or other underwater carriers. The sonar is controlled by a customer supplied PC or Laptop. This 675-kHz sonar is compact and easy to use, with no requirement for additional costly hardware as the operator simply installs the software on a standard PC.)
Triton Elics International, Inc. (TEI) is a global leader in the architecture of large data acquisition systems and complex systems integrations for seafloor imaging.
FISH FINDER COMPANIES
Wesmar, 14120 NE 200th Street - Box 7201, Woodinville, WA 98072-4001 USA, Tel 425-481-2296, Fax 425-486-0909 or 800-772-7620