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Simrad ME70 System description

The Simrad MS70 scientific multibeam sonar comprises the following main units.

  • Processor Unit (computer)
  • Transceiver Unit
  • Power Supply Unit x 3
  • Transducer


A. Processor Unit

B. Transceiver Unit

C. Power Supply Units

D. Transducer

Main units

The Processor Unit comprises a ruggedized maritime computer. It is connected to the ship’s network, and communicates with peripheral post-processing applications.

The Transceiver Unit comprises three transceiver subracks and a network controller. The network controller is a commercial item.

In order to minimize electric noise, the Simrad MS70 uses external linear power supplies. Three external supplies are required to power the Transceiver Unit.

The transducer is circular with an outer diameter of 677 mm. It contains 800 individual elements. The transducer is normally mounted in a drop keel.