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K-Sync

Advanced echosounder synchronization unit

Performing a survey operation with more than one echo sounder presents a challenge. It is well known that running several acoustic systems simultaneously can cause interference between the systems, which may reduce the data quality.

Interference between different acoustic devices and instruments can be a severe problem for ships with several acoustic instruments operating simultaneously. The effect of such interference will vary according to the configuration, from slight disturbances to complete malfunctioning. The KONGSBERG synchronizing unit, K-SYNC is designed to solve these problems by proper timing of the instruments and by controlling the triggering of each instrument's transmission. 

Kongsberg K-Sync works across the range of KONGSBERG products, but also supports echo sounders from other suppliers ensuring synchronization across your entire echo sounder portfolio. The system is interfaced easily to many different acoustic systems and the operation is through a simple but efficient user interface with a real time graphic display that visualizes the sequencing.

FEATURES

  • Supports triggering of up to 16 groups of echo sonder systems
  • Synchronize echo sounders by real time or manual depth input
  • Trigger from external input, calculated or fixed time
  • Supports Ready to transmit (RTS) and Transmitting I/O
  • Advanced trigger and diagnostics displays

Views of K-Sync

With K-Sync you can calculate your trigger time. The system receives a depth input, and the user configures a multiplication factor based on the estimated swath width and known fixed delays.

K-Sync unit back. Up to 16 separate units can be interfaced.

K-Sync unit Front. Unit fits a standard 19” rack.

K-Sync can trigger your echo sounder based on a “Ready to transmit” signal and “transmitting signal”. If the previous sonar has completed it’s transmit signal and the next echo sounder is ready to transmit then K-Sync can take care of the rest.

K-Sync has up to 16 sequential trigger groups. Trigger a single echo sounder or group compatible echo sounders ensuring maximal seabed ensonification with the available equipment.

  • With K-Sync you can calculate your trigger time. The system receives a depth input, and the user configures a multiplication factor based on the estimated swath width and known fixed delays.

  • K-Sync unit back. Up to 16 separate units can be interfaced.

  • K-Sync unit Front. Unit fits a standard 19” rack.

  • K-Sync can trigger your echo sounder based on a “Ready to transmit” signal and “transmitting signal”. If the previous sonar has completed it’s transmit signal and the next echo sounder is ready to transmit then K-Sync can take care of the rest.

  • K-Sync has up to 16 sequential trigger groups. Trigger a single echo sounder or group compatible echo sounders ensuring maximal seabed ensonification with the available equipment.

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