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Starfish Sidescan Sonars by Blueprint Subsea

Portable, high resolution sonar solutions at an affordable cost

StarFish side-scanning sonar systems use the latest acoustic technology and signal processing techniques bringing you high quality underwater imagery at affordable prices and in a compact and rugged package.

Starfish 450f Sidescan

Affordable, high-performance, towed sidescan sonar for spectacular images of the seabed that rivals performance of many larger commercial systems.  Compact, hydrodynamic, three-fin design improves stability of the sonar to further improving image quality.  With advanced digital CHIRP acoustic technology, StarFish 450F can view targets at longer ranges with no loss in image quality.

The StarFish 450 is "Plug and Play", USB connection to PC/laptop. Small, light and rugged, the StarFish 450F can easily be operated by a single person.  Simply deploy the sonar by hand and tow from your boat to capture and record real-time images of the seafloor below. User-friendly software makes seabed imaging easy for everyone.

Type:

Frequency:

Range:

Beam

Cable:

Towed

450 kHz CHIRP

Up to 100m per channel

1.7 degree horiz, 60 degree vertical

20m 

Starfish 452f Sidescan 

Higher definition imagery with half the horizontal beam angle (for twice the resolution) of our popular 450F design. With advanced digital CHIRP acoustic technology, the StarFish 452F produces crisper and cleaner imagery at ranges of up to 100 metres on each channel.  Competes with many larger commercial systems producing spectacular images of the seabed, and includes intuitive software with a variety of data export options.

 

Measuring less than 15" long, the StarFish 452F is lightweight and easy to transport and operate from any vessel.  An inline connector allows the cable to be swapped or replaced on site. Additional cable lengths are also available to help you choose the best towing solution for your needs. "Plug and Play" via USB connection, the StarFish 452F comes with software to allow the capture and recording real-time images from the seafloor.

Type:

Frequency:

Range:

Beam

Cable:

Towed

450 kHz CHIRP

Up to 100m per channel

0.8 degree horiz, 60 degree vertical

20m or optional 50m 

Starfish 990f Sidescan

The ultimate high resolution StarFish sidescan sonar for extreme image definition and target detection. Based on the popular and proven 450F design, the StarFish 990F uses high frequency 1MHz acoustic 'chirped' pulses with a 0.3° horizontal beam width to produce the most defined and clear images from any StarFish system.


With a 35m range capability on each channel (giving 70m total swathe coverage), the StarFish 990F is the ideal tool for high resolution surveys in ports & harbours, academic research, inland waterways such as rivers and canals, and excels when used for SAR (Search And Recovery/Rescue) operations.

Type:

Frequency:

Range:

Beam

Cable:

Towed

1 MHz CHIRP

Up to 35m per channel

0.3 degree horiz, 60 degree vertical

20m or optional 50m 

Starfish 453 OEM Sidescan

Type:

Frequency:

Range:

Beam

Cable:

OEM Integratable

450 kHz CHIRP

Up to 100m per channel

0.5 degree horiz, 60 degree vertical

Per request

The StarFish 453 OEM system comprises two self contained transducer elements and the StarFish electronics circuit board, allowing Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) to add sonar capabilities to their own products.

In addition to the two transducer connectors, the electronics board only requires a power supply (from 9 to 28V DC) and a USB data connection to the controlling PC.  In additional to integration with our Scanline software package, a Software Development Kit (SDK), Windows DLL library and diagnostic toolkit are provided to assist developers integrate the sonar into their systems.