Benthowave Instrument Inc.

BENTHOWAVE INSTRUMENT INC. Acoustic Transducer & System 

Echosounder

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Benthowave manufactures portable scientific echosounders for uses in hydrographic marine surveys, biomass assessment, fish tracking, precision bathymetry, obstacle avoidance...

BII-8050 Scientific Echosounder

Features Suggested Application
Echo ranging: Up to 1km
Real-time visualization, data storage and playback
Configure parameters in software
Windows application software
+10 to +48 VDC power supply
Low cost, easy to operate
Portable water-proof case
Water Depth, Bathymetry
Bottom Contour
Fish Finder and Fish Tracking
Biomass Assessment
Obstacle Avoidance
Target Strength Analysis
Shallow Water, River, Lake, Inshore and Coastal

Specification

Echosounder BII-8051 BII-8052 BII-8053 BII-8054 BII-8055 BII-8056 BII-8057 BII-8058 BII-8059
Transducer:                  
Center Frequency: 38kHz 50kHz 70kHz 120kHz 200kHz 300kHz 420kHz 600kHz 1MHz
Transducer: BII-7566/38 BII-7566/50 BII-7566/70 BII-7566/120 BII-7563/200 BII-7562/300 BII-7562/420 BII-7583 BII-7581
Echo Ranging: 1km 700m 500m 300m 200m 100m 50m 30m 15m
Pulse Duration (µS): 256, 512,
1024,2048,
4096
256, 512,
1024,2048,
4096
128, 256,
512,1024,
2048
64, 128,
256, 512,
1024
64, 128,
256, 512,
1024
64, 128,
256, 512,
1024, 2048
32, 64,
128, 256,
512
16, 32,
64, 128,
256
16, 32,
64, 128,
256
Ping Rates (pps): 0.1 to 0.5 pings/second, Selectable in Software
Range: 0 to 1000 meters, User selectable in Software
Range Compensation: 1. Pr (Signal Power, NO Compensation); 2. Sv (20logR+2αR); 3. TS (40logR+2αR)
Transducer Cable: Default: 10m; Customize: Up to 20m
Operating Temperature: 0 to 50 °C
System Performance
Operation Mode: Active
Dynamic Range: 150dB
Echogram View  
Displays/Views: Color Echogram: Pr (Signal Power), Sv (Volume Backscattering Strength), TS (Target Strength)
Bottom Detection
Replay Saved Data
Numerical Display: General Information
Scope View: Ping to Ping Echo Envelope Signal
Vertical Range: from transducer depth to 1000m deep, adjustable
Horizontal Timespan: Time
Zooming: Zooming in and out echogram on vertical range and horizontal timespan
Bottom Detection Setting: Adjustable in software
Raw Data Storage: HAC standard format *.hac
Operational Settings: Saved in *.bii file (Benthowave's Proprietary Binary File)
Transceiver  
Mini USB Connector: Waterproof USB Mini "B" type (IP68) for USB Serial Communication with Computer (Standard "A" type)
DC Power Supply: Center Frequency<100kHz: +8 to +48 VDC; ≥ 10A.
Center Frequency>100kHz: +10.5 to +48 VDC; ≥ 6A.
Quiescent Consumption: 96mA
Power Supply Connector: Binding Post for Power Supply
Red Terminal
: active or positive; Black Terminal: inactive (reference or return) or negative.
Transducer Connector: Military Grade MIL-5015 Style
Socket Inserts: Transmit; Pin Inserts: Echo Receive
Size: LxWxD = 11"x10"x7" or 0.28mx0.26mx0.18m
Case: Portable, Waterproof, Light Weight, Durable, Highly Chemical Resistant
Suggested DC Supply: Not included in shipment:
Marine Battery, Automobile Battery, Fixed DC Linear Power Supply.
DO NOT use switching mode DC power supply.
Computer  
Interface to Computer: USB 2.0, Standard "A" type
Software Installer: USB Flash Drive
Computer: Laptop, Windows Operating System
DC Power Supply: +12 VDC Battery, ≥ 10A. Power Inverter is included (+12VDC to 115VAC, 60Hz, 240W).
Suggested DC Supply: Not included in shipment:
Marine Battery, Automobile Battery, Fixed DC Linear Power Supply.
DO NOT use switching mode DC power supply.
Shipping  
Weight:   10kg roughly 
Carton Size:  LxWxH = 44x35x30cm roughly

Echogram

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