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echo sounder

n.
A device for measuring depth of water by sending pressure waves down from the surface and recording the time until the echo returns from the bottom.
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echo sounder

n
(General Physics) a navigation and position-finding device that determines depth by measuring the time taken for a pulse of high-frequency sound to reach the sea bed or a submerged object and for the echo to return
echo sounding n
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.echo sounder - a measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to returnecho sounder - a measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return; "sonar is an acronym for sound navigation ranging"; "asdic is an acronym for antisubmarine detection investigation committee"
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
navigational instrument - an instrument used for navigating
pinger - a pulse generator used for echo sounding in sonar
pulse generator - a generator of single or multiple voltage pulses; usually adjustable for pulse rate
pigboat, submarine, U-boat, sub - a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
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Translations

echo sounder

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(L) R/VBeryl Brewin surveying coastal Otago with multibeam echo sounder equipment installed on a pole over the port side and on the roof.
Hadi said the effort was being led by the Navy's KRI Rigel, which has various equipment such as a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and multi beam echo sounder, as well as other vessels from the Navy's Hydrography and Oceanography Centre (Pushidros) that have similar equipment.
The students contributed in the mapping of the Bay bed off Puri using Multi Beam Echo Sounder along with scientists led by Dr Twinkle Damodharan from the National Centre for Antarctica and Ocean Research (NCAOR) and others.
The C-Cat-3 carried out an underwater survey of the dock using an echo sounder.
Echo sounder targets observed during the track were verified by hook and line using jigging and sabiki methods (Hamano & Nakamura, 2001), and identified to genus and species.
Some of the significant topics and systems covered during the week included single beam and multibeam survey planning & designing, Single Beam Echo Sounder (SBES) & Multi Beam Echo Sounder (MBES) Interfacing, RTK & DGPS positioning systems, surface positioning & navigation, calibration, underwater positioning and seismic data acquisition & post processing.
It is fitted with two diesel generators and other equipment like navigational radar, EM log, Echo Sounder, Hydraulic Crane, Gyrocompass etc.
What's more, the unit is supported by an App which displays all the information required on the screen of a phone or a tablet and lets you observe air temperature, moon phase, turn on the calendar and check the dates important to fishermen (without turning off the echo sounder).
"Another Royal Malaysian Navy vessel, the KD Mutiara, with a capability of the multi-beam echo sounder, will set sail on Aug.
AN echo sounder measuring water depth was switched off before the liner Costa Concordia struck a reef and capsized, killing 32 people, a court heard yesterday.
Unique System FZE, a Unique Maritime Group Company and one of the world's leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, in association with Bayanat Mapping & Survey Services, a leading provider of geospatial products and services, has launched EM 2040 Multibeam Echo Sounder on Bayanat's survey catamaran, at Reem Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE.