The EK scientific echo sounder systems provide high‐quality target strength, target position, and volume backscattering strength measurements over a large dynamic range for a wide range of frequencies.
All EK echo sounders share some common features such as built-in calibration and split-beam capabilities with full beam compensation for accurate TS measurements. The focus when designing the EK echo sounders is that you should be in full control of all sounder parameters. That is why there are no automated settings in the acquisition.
For operating the EK echo sounders in autonomous mode the application EK Mission planner is available. This allows the user to plan and configure operations prior to deployment of the system.