UDT Defense Exhibition Displays New 3D Sonar Technology

Water Linked has presented a new form of 3D sonar technology capable of effective target detection and navigation across diverse underwater landscapes By Sarah Simpson / 09 Apr 2024
UDT Defense Exhibition Displays New 3D Sonar Technology
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Water Linked, a Norwegian sensor and surveillance technology provider has presented a new form of 3D sonar technology at the Undersea Defence Technology exhibition from 9-11 April 2024.

Last November Water Linked was selected to take part in the NATO Defense Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) programme, designed to support disruptive technologies with great potential for both commercial and defense applications.

The Sonar 3D-15 provides real-time 3D imaging with point cloud generation, enabling live, precise and comprehensive visualization of underwater environments.

New 3D Sonar Technology Showcased at UDT

High resolution and short-range capabilities make the Sonar 3D-15 particularly useful for close-proximity operations, such as identification and classification of target types and inspection of hard to inspect areas, such as ship hulls.

The Sonar 3D-15 provides a significant improvement over traditional 2D sonars, simplifying the interpretation of complex sonar images.

“There is a wide range of 2D sonars out there. All of them make it extremely difficult to understand what you’re looking at,” says Oliver Skisland, CEO of Water Linked.

Characterized by its compact design, the Sonar 3D-15 boasts an operational depth of up to 300 meters and weighs less than 0.4 kilograms underwater.

Its small and lightweight composition renders it compatible with most Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), facilitating effective target detection and navigation across diverse underwater landscapes.

Another feature of the Sonar 3D-15 is its user-friendly interface, accessible via a web-based browser. This intuitive design simplifies the integration process, eliminating the need for complex software installations.

The comprehensive Application Programming Interface (API) enables seamless integration with third-party software, enhancing adaptability and versatility for a wide range of applications.

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