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ROV 360 Sonar
The World of 360 ROV Sonar
The Ping360 is a mechanical scanning sonar for navigation and imaging. Its 50-meter (165-foot) range, 300-meter (984-foot) depth rating, and open-source software interface make it a capable tool for ROV navigation and underwater acoustic imaging.
The Ping360 comes with everything needed for direct use on the BlueROV2 and other ROV or Underwater Drones.
The Ping360 scanning sonar is a mechanical scanning imaging sonar. It’s designed primarily to be used on the BlueROV2 and other ROVs for navigation in low-visibility water conditions, but it’s also suited for applications such as inspection, obstacle avoidance, target location and tracking, autonomous systems development, and more!
What is a Scanning Sonar?
If you’re new to scanning sonars, here’s how it works: inside the Ping360 is an acoustic transducer that sends a narrow beam of acoustic energy into the water and then listens back for echoes. That transducer is mounted to a motor that rotates it in one-degree increments and as it does this it generates a circular image of the sonar’s surroundings with a maximum range of 50 meters (165 feet). The result is similar to what you might see from a weather radar on the local news or a laser scanner on an autonomous robot. Here’s an example of a scan of dock pilings straight ahead of the BlueROV2:
The Ping360 connects to the open-source Ping-Viewer application for control and data display. Ping-Viewer runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux and can connect to the Ping360 through a direct connection to the computer or through the onboard computer on the BlueROV2.
For those who wish to integrate the Ping360 scanning sonar into other systems and access the data directly, it communicates with a binary message format called the Ping-Protocol. We have C++, Arduino and Python libraries for the Ping-Protocol to get you up and running almost immediately.
Check out the Technical Details below for more information!
Innovate with Invocean
We are proud to partner with BlueRobotics, Blueprint Subsea, Cerulean and Ping, known for their groundbreaking contributions to sonar technology. Our continued efforts have been focused on driving innovation and delivering superior quality sonar systems to the end user.
At Invocean, we are dedicated to improving the state of underwater exploration and resource detection with our growing sonar technology offerings. Whether it's ROV sonar, AUV sonar, or USV sonar, our expertise and products help illuminate the secrets of the deep.
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