An upward-looking sonar device, mounted on the ocean floor to accurately measure ice draft.
Estimate ice forces for design and operational planning,
Determine the extreme thickness of ice for pipeline installations,
Examine in detail the underside of sea-ice,
Understand the dynamics and thermodynamics of the sea ice regime for scientific research,
and for climate change studies.
You can count on the Ice Profiling Sonar (IPS)™ for reliable accurate measurements of ice thickness and keel drafts.
Operating frequency 420 kHz
Half-beam width 0.9 degrees
Sampling rate up to 2 Hz
Range 175 m
Standard 8 GB Compact Flash
Optional up to 16 GB Compact Flash
0.17m diameter x 1.0m length