WBT Tube

Subsea wideband transceiver

The WBT Tube is a subsea version of the highly efficient WBT (wideband transceiver) used by marine research vessels all around the world. Its energy efficient design makes it perfect for installation on a wide range of subsea platforms and vehicles.

Advanced Subsea Research Tool

The WBT Tube is a scientific echo sounder transceiver designed for subsea applications, sharing common linear FM (chirp) and CW pulse forms with the Simrad EK80 Wide Band Transceiver. It comprises two independent echo sounder boards, each featuring four transceiver channels with multiplexing functionality. This design delivers exceptional flexibility in configuring either split- or single beam transducer systems, making it a key instrument for advanced marine research operations.

Customizable and Deep-Water Compatible

Suited for enduring missions, the WBT Tube can operate at depths of up to 4000 meters. Available in two versions accommodating different power supply requirements, this device operates with an external power supply, either 15 VDC or 20 to 50 VDC. Its employment is wide-ranging, with typical applications including its use on Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and for environmental monitoring on subsea structures such as K-Landers.

Key features

  • A member of the Simrad EK80 wideband echo sounder family
  • Depth rated to 4000m
  • Two independent echo sounder transceivers in one unit
  • Eight independent channels with built-in multiplexing available
  • Controlled by standard Simrad EK80 echo sounder software
  • Low power consumption
  • Wide range of transducers available

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