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echo sounder

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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.

echo sounder

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(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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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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Deep tow vehicles are equipped with side scan sonar and multibeam echo sounders, making them ideal for searching large areas of the seafloor in a single pass," (http://www.
The modern day land surveyor is no more an operator of Plan Table equipment or a person to carry out Topographic, Mining and Hydrographic Surveying using Theodolites / Total Stations, Echo Sounders etc.
The 7-1/2-meter-boat appears modest from the outside, but houses sophisticated electronic equipment for carrying out undersea measurements, including single and multibeam echo sounders and a system that facilitates greater precision by compensating for the roll and pitch of the boat.
The survey uses sophisticated echo sounders mounted on a trawl net to measure the density of orange roughy in the schools.
Using combination of aerial Lidar surveys and multi beam echo sounders to scan the sea bottom we will for sure discover more.
Hydrographic equipment includes SONAR, GPS/DGPS, echo sounders, profilers, and tidal gauges.
In three weeks, a Dutch contractor will begin the operation with three vessels towing underwater vehicles equipped with side-scan sonar, multi-beam echo sounders and video equipment, Truss said.
Fugro will use two vessels equipped with towed deep water vehicles carrying side scan sonar, multi beam echo sounders and video cameras to scour the seafloor, which is close to 5 km (16,400 ft) deep in places.
The quality of the echo sounders used onboard the vessels and the results seemed to be within IHO Special standards.
He added that any attempt to retrieve wreckage would require extensive 3D mapping, possibly by ships with multibeam echo sounders.
The echo sounders estimated the distance to the bottom with the amplitude-based algorithm (with a threshold of -36 dB re 1 [m.
Zooplankton live off this algae and reflect sound signals from echo sounders and fish finders very well.