Ice Profiling Sonar (IPS)

An upward-looking sonar device, mounted on the ocean floor to accurately measure ice draft.

When you need to

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.

Ice Profiling Sonar Specifications

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

Ice Profiling Sonar (IPS) Site Locations

The IPS has been successfully deployed in ice-covered waters all around the world. Click on map to view an expanded map.

ASL Environmental Sciences #1-6703 Rajpur Place V8M 1Z5 Saanichton, BC

Phone: +1 250-656-0177